Every Saturday night, Buddies opens the doors to our community for a night of fun, friends, and dancing


It’s both. Buddies in Bad Times is a professional theatre company dedicated to the production and development of queer plays. We’ve been around since 1979 and are the largest and longest-running queer theatre in the world. On Saturday nights, we host late night events to raise money for our theatre and community programming. All the proceeds from the bar go directly to the theatre, which makes Saturday night at Buddies the most fun you’ve ever had supporting the arts.

Doors always open at 10:30. Legal Government Issued Photo ID required. Must be 19+ to attend.

$7 cover

Come early to see Toronto’s top drag queens in a super-charged floor show, and stay late with our resident DJ Regina spinning your favourite top-40 queer anthems.

Saturday, August 5
Doors at 10:30 // $7
hosted by Baby Bel Bel / with Beardra Bidness /Helena Poison / Katherine Hytes Dior 



Saturday, August 12
Doors at 10:30 // $7
hosted by Katinka Kature / with Fantasia Royale Gaga /Juice Boxx / Imarra

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Saturday, August 19
Doors at 10:30 // $7
hosted by Katinka Kature / with Kenadie St. James /Lucy Flawless / Heroine Marks 

Saturday, August 26
Doors at 10:30 // $7
hosted by Katinka Kature / with Mona Moore / Jezebel Bardot / Carlotta Carlisle



Other Late Night Events this Month

Friday, August 18 – You Better Work: a RuPaul Tribute Dance Party

How to not be a Jackass

Buddies is part of a diverse neighbourhood of businesses, bars, and people’s apartments – we ask that when you come to party on the weekend that you treat our neighbourhood, our neighbours, and your fellow party-goers with respect.

Tip your bartender.

Remember that consent is sexy.

Use whatever bathroom you want, and let everyone else do the same.

Got a group or a special event?

If you’re bringing a bunch of people to Buddies, talk to about getting on the guest list. Note that we don’t offer reserved tables or bottle service.