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


Saturday, October 21
hosted by Katinka Kature / with Juice Boxx, Carlotta Carlisle, Helena Poison / DJ Margot


Saturday, October 28
hosted by Baby Bel Bel / with Heroine Marks, Allysin Chaynes, Beardra Bidness / DJ Regina Gently


Other Late Night Events this Month

Friday, October 6 – Queens of the Night

Friday, October 20 – Kings & Classics

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 group rates. Note that we don’t offer reserved tables or bottle service.