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

Midnight Makeouts New Years Eve

Sunday, December 31
Full Facility Dance Party with Katinka Kature, Baby Bel Bel, Heaven Lee Hytes + DJ Regina Gently

Tickets $10 Advance / $15 at the door


Saturday, December 16
hosted by Katinka Kature / with Sapphire Titha Reign, Beardra Bidness, Baby Bel Bel / DJ Regina Gently

Saturday, December 23
hosted by Katinka Kature / with Imarra, Helena Poison, Katherine Hytes Dior / DJ Tom Cable


Saturday, December 30
hosted by Katinka Kature / with Heroine Marks, Erin Brockobic, Vanity a la Mode  / DJ Margot


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.