One of the oldest dance halls in Toronto, the Phoenix attracts an all-ages, all-races crowd that includes straights and gays. As a rock venue, it showcases such artists as Screaming Headless Torsos and Patti Smith. On the weekends, it gets the crowds dancing with a mixture of retro, Latin, alternative, and funk.
The Phoenix Concert Theatre is 18, 000 square feet of eclectic grandeur encompassing three distinct environments.
The Phoenix is a really awesome place to catch a concert, or just to have a few drinks on the weekend. I really love the look and feel of this place: it is very dark but they have some cool artwork on the walls, great lighting, and some vibrantly-coloured highlights throughout. The place actually consists of two separate rooms, one of which is more of a lounge with pool tables, and the other is more of a club area that has a dance floor, and a large balcony up top that’s equipped with its own bar, couches, and chairs. The bartenders were mostly nice (there are several bars throughout the club) but sometimes you had to wait a while for a drink because the bartender didn’t pay attention to who was there first. Also, the people working security were not very nice at all, and were actually kind of rude. But aside from the bouncers being mean, overall the Phoenix is a fantastic place to spend a night out.
This place is pretty decent for concerts. They have good bands play and it is always a great time. I just hate the area it is in....it's a little sketchy so be careful when you are walking home afterwards!
I've been going to the Phoenix for years, Great time on Halloween they throw an amazing party I think that's what got me hooked plus it was a rock club which is rare in the city now a days.
The place itself is massive with a Giant massive main room (where sometimes lots of famous bands will play) They also have a smaller lounge type room with pool tables and they have another lounge type room upstairs over the main room which big cozy couches.
The place is fun never the less. as I said before lots of good bands have played there over the years.
The Phoenix is an old-school rock venue -- shows are standing-room-only -- and it has a loyal local following. It has showcased such legends as the New York Dolls, Patti Smith, and Gang of Four, while newer stars such as Neko Case and the Raveonettes have also gigged here. On the weekends, it gets the crowds dancing with a mix of retro, Latin, alternative, and funk.
The Phoenix Concert Theatre is like a big warehouse with good sight-lines to watch live music, including a second floor mezzanine in the back.
This concert was SO awesome! It was well set up and organized with constant entertainment while waiting for the main act! It was hosted by Proud 103.9 (who I won tickets from) and they made it even better with lots of give-aways as well as taking pictures of everyone and posting on their twitter account. The only issue I had... more
Recently caught Boy & Bear here on their North American Tour. It was great seeing them play live in an intimate setting (compared to what I'd previously seen them play in Australia) and it was an excellent show overall. The venue had great acoustics and it was easy to get a great view of everything. Security were fine and getting... more
Came to Toronto to see Darren Criss at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Its a smallish place, a dance hall from what I read. One stands for concerts here. There is a balcony area that has some table seating. There is a public parking lot across the street. The cost is reasonable. There is a "machine" one pays and gets a... more
Live music venue with three different sections. The Main Room features a large dance floor and five bars, Le Loft features an overhanging balcony and lounge seating, and the Parlour, which has it's own dance floor. Past performers include The Rolling Stones, Green Day and The Tragically Hip. Call for complete lineup. Sat., $10.
Phoenix Concert Theatre has enough rooms to cater to most musical tastes. The Retro parlor has a full stage and DJ booth, along with the club's own Go-Go dancers. Other rooms are designed to create a variety of atmospheres, from the loft, a martini-lounge sofa room, to the main Room, a venue for concerts that has hosted the likes of Sarah Maclachlan and the Smashing Pumpkins. Cover charges vary... more