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

The best party on the block takes over the whole building for Queer Pride. 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, June 17
Doors at 10:30 // $15
hosted by Katinka Kature / with Baby Bel Bel / Ivory Towers / Heaven Lee Hytes

Katinka-3  Baby-Bel-Bel  Ivory-Towers  Heaven-Lee-Hytes

Friday, June 23
Doors at 10:30 // $15
Pride Surprise – Stay Tuned!

Saturday, June 24
Doors at 10:30 // $15
hosted by Fay Slift


Sunday, June 25
Doors at 10:30 // $10
hosted by Katinka Kature / with Kenadie St. James / Carlotta Carlisle / Baby Bel Bel

Katinka  Kenadie-St-James  Carlotta-Carlisle  Baby-Bel-Bel

Other Late Night Events this Month

June 16 – Butch Femme Salon: Summer Camp

June 20 – Stewart Legere: Quiet the Station

June 22 – Kings and Classics

June 25 – The Lady Oiye’s Tea Dance

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.