Legendary Toronto concert venue since 1947.
370 Queen Street, Toronto, M5V2A2
One of Toronto’s most famous live music venues, the Horseshoe has hosted everyone from The Rolling Stones to The Police, the Ramones and The Tragically Hip since opening in 1947. The small patio is mostly used for smoking between sets at shows, but it’s also perfect for people watching on sunny weekend afternoons with prime location at Queen and Spadina.
Locally known as the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, this Queen Street staple has been around since 1947. You don't just get a name like that by pulling it out of a cereal box – this venue became a legend by hosting legends, from the Ramones to the Police to the Rolling Stones. If you don't believe me just do a Google search.
The wooded-saloon interior stretches from the main bar in front to the back bar where the stage is, with stools and pool tables spotting the distance. It's not the biggest and often gets cramped with standing room, but a rock show ain't a rock show unless you're crowded shoulder-to-shoulder. With multiple bands performing weekly and prices that won't break the bank, you could see more than a couple shows every month if you wanted to.
Tip: This place holds a lot of energy and people like to use it. If you don't feel like getting squeezed in or bumped around then make sure to see the action from a safe distance further back.