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3.5 stars 12 reviews

Lee's Palace

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529 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON  M5S 1Y5

(416) 532-1598

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May 08, 2010

Toronto's premiere alternative rock venue.

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Reviews [3]
3.5 star rating
TheProfessor January 30, 2012
awesome place

check out the up and coming musical talent

3.5 star rating
JMC November 24, 2010
man oh man

i have been going to lee's palace for more years than i care to remember ... so many shows ... and then the dance cave upstairs which provided many years of dancing bliss ... check out the upcoming shows, check out the dj line-up, so many options - especially if you're young !! i am not young but i just saw the thermals play there and they were amazing!!!

3.5 star rating
hollynik Toronto/Mississauga November 02, 2010
Great for Concerts!

Really small venue makes you feel like you are the only one there. It's definetly more than a little dirty but best place for concerts if you can snag a ticket!

Editorial Reviews from the web
November 12, 2013

"Legendary" with "good reason", this Annex music venue is beloved as a forum for local acts and bigger names wanting an "intimate vibe"; while the spartan interior's "nothing special, that's what makes it special" – perhaps because the sunken floor morphs into a "hot dance spot" at rowdier shows.

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June 17, 2012

Versailles this ain't, but ignore Lee's patina of grunge and focus instead on the excellent sightlines, high stage, and good sound. Such alternative-rock icons as Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers have played the 600-capacity club, and indie rock is the primary focus these days. Alt-rock DJs spin in the upstairs room, the Dance Cave.

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November 09, 2008

Small concert venue for up and coming indie bands. Banquettes surround perimeter of red walls , black ceilings and concrete floor. Students and indie heads too cool for school stand still during great live acts. Upstairs, after the 5th Labbat, all lets loose in the dance cave as the parades of skinny jeans and chucks bop to 80's and Brit Pop hits. Ideal space to practice your dance off routine.

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3.5 star rating
September 06, 2013

I don't really ever come here unless it's to see a concert, and as a venue in downtown Toronto, it's quite good. Seen many a show here and am neither disappointed nor impressed by the sound. It's solid, consistent. The upstairs Dance Cave is not a place I like to go, and have been treated rudely before while fumbling to find my student ID card in order to get in for free.

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3.5 star rating
June 06, 2013

Cool place - hot ladies ;)

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3.5 star rating
May 06, 2013

Lee's Palace is targeting mainly poor naive college students. The door staff and bartenders are aggressive, rude and and unprofessional. The only reason that Lee's Palace could survive to be in the business by now is merely because of its location address. Otherwise, in terms of atmosphere, decor and service, Lee's Palace is a terrible place. If you are thinking to book Lee's Palace for your... more

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3.5 star rating
Not for the faint of heart!
March 20, 2013

We went to Lee's Palace to see Colin James. He ofcourse was awesome. The venue is small which is fine because it's intimate. The walls, ceiling etc are painted black for a reason, it's very dirty... more

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3.5 star rating
Save yourself the trouble!
March 01, 2013

If you want good music, good staff and good security, then this is the wrong place to go. The music is spotty at best. The staff is incredibly rude and condescending. There's broken beer bottles on... more

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3.5 star rating
November 06, 2012

one of the classic venues in the city, legendary in fact. even if its only a band you mildly like who are performing there, go! this is to toronto what cbgbs is(was) to ny.

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3.5 star rating
Dance cave upstairs, live fun downstairs
March 04, 2012

Lee's seems to have it all. It's a very eclectic club, much like the street it live on. You'll be dazzled by the new-ish mural they have outside, and the dance cave shuffles a decent mix of old and... more

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3.5 star rating
November 06, 2011

A great club, I've seen many of my favourite bands there. The bumper at the front of the stage needs some new duct tape though :-/

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3.5 star rating
White cowbell oklahoma!
December 17, 2007

On December 14th, 2007 I went to Lee's Palace to see a band called White Cowbell Oklahoma. I'd never heard of them before but I was told that I would enjoy the show due to my love of classic rock... well I did. They put on a quite a show, with costumes, scantily dressed dancers and a guy with a chainsaw that cut up giant stuffed animals. Oh yes.. it was unforgetable! At the end of the show we... more

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Business Description from the Web
July 28, 2013

Lee's Palace offers these services: night club.

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January 15, 2010

Lee's Palace is regarded as THE place to catch up-and-coming bands (and sometimes well established ones, too). Past performers include The Smithereens, Tragically Hip, The Mekons, Lucinda Williams, Dinosaur Jr., Henry Rollins, The Sundays, Our Lady Peace, Throwing Muses, Superchunk, Bob Mould, Verve, Cracker, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Soul Coughing, Mercury Rev, Elliott Smith, Eels, UK Subs, and a... more

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