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Address: 529 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y5, Canada
Phone Number: 4165321598
9:00 am - 2:30 am
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Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 2:30 am
Thu 8:30 am - 2:30 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 am

Versailles this ain't. Still, that hasn't deterred the crème de la crème of...

Versailles this ain't. Still, that hasn't deterred the crème de la crème of the alternative music scene. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Tragically Hip, and Alanis have performed here. Despite the graffiti grunge, Lee's does boast the best sight lines in town. The audience is young and rarely tires of slam dancing in the mosh pit in front of the stage.

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I personally didn't have any issues with this venue. The bouncers weren't rude. The service at the bar was good. I don't expect places like bars to be overly clean so if this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Small, open venue allows for an intimate and personal experience with the talent. Bar staff were efficient and on point and security kept tight control of exits and entrances. Over all I was very pleased with Lee's Palace. Until this morning when I heard that my lost possessions were found and that Leslie had gone above and beyond to ensure... More 

Thank carlalisamatthews
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

This is supposed to be a premiere music venue. The staff treated the musicians and the customers with blatant disrespect. They acted like we were inconveniencing them for being there. They would not serve us at the bar after 11:30 p.m and it was overall a terrible experience. I will never go back to this venue, and I recommend you... More 

Thank SamsonJudge
Toronto, Snowland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've been going to Dance Cave forever, it is one of my favorite places in Toronto and it's great to check out after enjoying a band downstairs. Tonight, for the first time ever, I was turned away because my ID was expired - which is, I guess, a compliment since I'm in my 30s. That certainly doesn't change my previously... More 

Thank IndelibleBonobo
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Over the years I've seen a bunch of bands at lee's and it's a good venue not as good as the horseshoe but not far behind. You can see bands that aren't just mainstream yet but are on there way so music snobs like I can say "oh I saw that band when they were good" Lee's is not a... More 

Thank Jason T
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

The Dance Cave employs out of control bouncers who clearly abuse their power hidden by the darkness and music. a young man have a verbal encounter with a bouncer and ended up having 6 bouncers throw him up against a wall punch him, rip hid shirt to shreds, take his belt off of him and steal it and then choke... More 

1 Thank Bianca L
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I personally didn't have any issues with this venue. The bouncers weren't rude. The service at the bar was good. I don't expect places like bars to be overly clean so if this place is "disgusting" as some people have put it I wouldn't have cared.

Thank Danic4
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

The show is awesome. The bar is a dump. What an S hole. I would not let my dog go in there. The owner was a total dick harassing us for having a good time after smoking a joint with his bouncer around the corner of the building. Total waste of time. We had a great night at House of... More 

3 Thank Dave P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

This bar is so dirty. The owner is so rude. I tried to go so The Glorious Sons and the owner came up to us in line and kicked us out for being "drunk" we were excited and laughing. That doesn't count as drunk especially since we hadn't my even been in the bar yet. The owner then proceeded to... More 

3 Thank Michelle V
Battambang, Cambodia
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236 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Even though it has it's issues, like the bouncers possibly, this place is a staple of downtown Toronto, lighting up the street with its wide array of colours and artwork. It's definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank Joey613
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I came to Lee's to see a good friend of mine play with his band. I had three drinks inside, and then went out to say goodbye to a friend. On my way back, the bouncer told my friend and I that we were not allowed back in because we appeared too "intoxicated". I was pretty shocked, offered to show... More 

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