this place has had some of the best perform - and it is always a mixed bag when it comes to patrons
"If you like live music and you like it loud", this "old standby" at the edge of Chinatown goes "back to its rock roots" "under new management" as a forum for up-and-coming bands (The Rolling Stones, U2 and countless others have graced the stage); it still maintains a "rockin' atmosphere" with slightly "grungy" surroundings and "fair" drink prices, not to mention "lots of space" for spectating.
This world-renowned rock-'n'-roll institution hosted an infamous Rolling Stones show in the '70s, while the likes of U2 and Elvis Costello graced its stage in their early years. Its famous neon sign blinked no more when the club closed for a few years, but the venue is now back. A top-to-toe renovation has resulted in quite a different look, and it now welcomes acts from genres as diverse as... more
Well, well, well.. what do you know.. The lord works in mysterious ways.. .
The famous (infamous) trader, Michael Wekerle (of Griffths MacBurney fame and now Dragons Den) sidled up to the bar with a large cheque...... There is an interesting photo of him standing outside the joint on Spadina with his tonge hanging out, showing off his tatoo...
In the financial press it was related that a... more
FINALLY closed its doors ! Let's hope it never opens again. Place was run like a disco..... good riddance !! Barely ok for underground music supporters like myself. F@!k 'em ! Sadly, I hafta rate this hole so I'll give it a one but I don't really mean it.
was just at this venue for battlecross
excellent sound excellent set up
beer was a bit expensive(8 bucks for a tall boy?!)
While the El Mocambo closed its doors on Spadina Ave. for a brief time, the space is expecting to have a renovation completed by fall 2013. The Bar has recruited a well known booking agent to bring in local, pop, funk, jazz, dance and hip hop live music acts.
The ground floor will be expandedwith new 12 foot ceilings, complete with Moroccan lampshades. The centerpiece of the room is a 500... more