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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Reservoir Lounge

Reservoir Lounge
Ranked #7 of 269 Nightlife in Toronto
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Owner description: This perennial favorite is a modern-day speakeasy. The cramped space -- it seats only 100 -- is below street level, yet feels intimate rather than claustrophobic. Live jazz, whether Dixieland, New Orleans, or swing, belts out 6 nights a week. The epicenter for the swing dance craze in Toronto, this is still the place to watch glam hepcats groove.
Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

While in TO for a short stay, a friend and I went to this awesomely cool place for an evening. The band was so awesome- cool music- kind of jazzy/swingy! It was neat to see a group of people dancing so joyously! They looked like they were having so much fun! Great tapas and nice staff.

Visited April 2012
Thank jennifer s
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Stratford, Canada
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Vibe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

I lived in Toronto years ago and loved going to the Reservoir Lounge for hospitality night on Sundays.... I was so happy when, last weekend, our concierge at Hotel Le Germain recommended Reservoir Lounge for live music and that it's still a hotspot to go to for great big band, swing and blues music. Totally worth the 10$ cover! The place feels intimate and friendly. People are out for a good time and you can catch some great dancing.
I also had the best oysters and martini I've ever had. Highly recommended!

Visited March 2012
Thank Lanamau
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Kitchener, Canada
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250 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great place for jazz music in Toronto!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

My husband and I met here 5 years ago. We decided to go back for our anniversary. If you want to sit at a table, best to make a reservation. Live music on Saturday - band was awesome! Very lively place. The drinks were pretty good - they were very accommodating in terms of making virgin drinks as I am allergic to something in alcoholic drinks. The oyster appetizer was alright. Salads are good and their pizza was delicious! One pizza is good enough for two people. Our server was friendly. $10 cover charge applies.

Visited February 2012
Thank mhuang
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San Antonio, TX
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic music and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

We had read about this place in a magazine we found in our hotel room. Glad we did! The lounge opens at 8pm and music starts at 9:45. The ceilings are low and painted black. Most of the walls are exposed brick (if Hollywood is correct, the atmosphere is that of a speakeasy). There is seating around the bar along with tables but if you have a large group you should make reservations. Drinks range from martinis to beer....never had a problem with the order or strength of the drink. The kitchen was closed the night we went so I can't really comment on the food. The music that night was fantastic! We didn't pay a cover but the band passed around a pitcher and you could put in what you wanted. If we go back to Toronto, this place is on our agenda!!!!

Visited December 2011
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Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2011

i had so much fun here..i came here with my friend and we danced to jazz music the whole night,,ur just spinning and spinning for the whole night.,.yohoo

Visited November 2011
Thank stacey m
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