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

Spring is in the air, and Katinka Kature is back for the whole month of April hosting early floor shows every Saturday night with a new group of queens every week and our resident DJs spinning top 40 for bottoms til late into the night.

Saturday, April 22
Baby Bel Bel / Heroine Marks / Katherine Hytes Dior / Katinka Kature
/ DJ Regina

Baby-Bel-Bel  Heroine-Marks  Katherine-Hytes-Dior  Katinka

Saturday, April 22
Kenadie St James / Beardra Bidness / Jacklynne Hyde / Katinka Kature
/ DJ Regina

Kenadie-St-James  Beardra-Bidness  Jacklynne-Hyde  Katinka-2

Other Late Night Events this Month

April 20 – Drag Queens Around the World

April 28 – Jimmy Moore does Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Celine

April 28 – Kings and 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 getting on the guest list.