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“Hugh's Room is the top!”
Review of Hugh's Room

Hugh's Room
Ranked #32 of 88 Concerts & Shows in Toronto
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hugh's Room is the top!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

First rate venue for jazz and blues - lovely intimate atmosphere and top performers - the food can be excellent but varies but the service is always fabulous!

Visited July 2013
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“live music”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the best places ANYWHERE for live music!
Awesome venue!
Top names and up and coming acts.
100 characters is too many to have to type blah blah blah blah

Visited May 2014
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Toronto
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great acoustics”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

A wonderful venue to hear live music - intimate setting with great acoustics. BUT the food is hit and miss and you must get a table and order food if you want a decent seat. This place would rate 5 stars if the menu was reworked. I always enjoy Hugh's room but ,more often than not, am disappointed with the food.

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“I love this venue...good music, nice people, eclectic program”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

unusual in that the sight lines are especially good since there are few columns to obstruct the view of the artists

Visited October 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A little better than free music at many local pubs”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

I have been to the Hugh's Room a couple of times as I search for an upscale blues and jazz venue in Toronto that is similar to Scullers or Regattabar in Boston, my hometown.

The entertainment has been mixed with excellent blues singers at the Etta James festival and a poor performance by a disinterested blues singer, Susie Vinnick. The quality of the performers is not high enough to justify any cover compared to the myriad of pubs that provide local bands in the Toronto area.

The biggest negative is that purchase of a ticket does not ensure a seat unless one makes a dinner reservation and orders the poor food. This is so ridiculous that I will not go back.

Pros:
- Friendly servers
- The acoustics and the viewing are quite good.
- Some appetizers are healthy and tasty

Cons:
- Slow service
- Expensive ticket for the quality of entertainer
- Entree's are average at best
- Still just a little step up from the typical pubs that dominate the Greater Toronto music scene

If anyone knows of higher quality venues in the GTA, please let me know.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Andrew D
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