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“Good music” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Rex

The Rex
194 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M7A 2A3, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-598-2475
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Ranked #446 of 6,560 restaurants in Toronto
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Iowa City, Iowa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

If you like jazz, stop by this place. There's two sessions a night. The food and beer are good and reasonably priced, but not as good as the music

Visited August 2013
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
“A great place to catch some live Jazz in Toronto”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Ok, it' old, the drink and food menus are nothing special and it generally attracts an older crowd, the cover charges can go as high as $20 per person or more depending on the who is playing, but overall its a great place to catch a live jazz band.
I would give the food and drink menus 3 stars (you are not going to find anything here that you would not find anywhere else) the interior is old and plain but perfect for a music setting, the sound system is actually good here.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, England
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134 reviews 134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“The best live music venue in Toronto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The Rex is just the best live music venue in Toronto. It's a proper old-fashioned pub, and it has great jazz. The beer is excellent, the food very decent and good value (pub food, nothing posh, but that's what you want on this kind of a night out). Last time we were there we saw the Julia Cleveland Quintet, a local Toronto jazz group, who were AMAZING!

Visited June 2012
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St. Catharines, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Jazz at the REX”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Great live music and good food at reasonable prices. Worth the visit if you like Jazz. Some of the worlds best musicians jam there on weekends, along with many local favourites including Shannon Butcher and Ross McIntyre ... they are awesome.

Visited January 2013
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Alaska
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Meals at the Rex”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Whilst staying at The Rex, toast and coffee are included each morning at no extra charge. Breakfast and lunch are pleasantly prepared and served during the day. The food is a step above bar food, good soup and sandwiches at a reasonable price. I did not try getting anything in the evenings as the bar was quite full during entertainment periods, and in addition there is a cover charge when evening music is being presented.

Visited October 2012
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