What they're saying

"Such a Cool Bar..."

"Such a cool bar! Great spot to grab a beer while waiting for Libretto.  Staff is super friendly (the girl with the glasses is cute) and it was just really cool.  Call me a hipster but I call myself one open minded SOB!"

Such a Cool Bar
Open-minded SOBToronto, Ontario

Great, albeit crowded, bar!

 

This is pretty much the only place in the city that you can find me dancing. I love the fact that despite the djs and dancing and crowds it doesn't have a gross clubby feel. The bartenders are great, and the drinks they pour are even better. People dance right up until the bar closes and I never feel uncomfortable. When you need a break there's also a small little sitting area with vintage looking couches up at the front, which somehow are always miraculously empty. The entire downstairs is one massive, unique bathroom and as weird as this sounds, I really love it. The only downside of this place to me is oh my god is it ever squishy and crowded, it is small and constantly filled to the brim (or at least that's been my experience). You almost have to assault people to get up to the bar to order a drink and if you want to move anywhere you better be ready to be pushy. To finish it all up though, the best part: they always have a burlesque dancer on the bar and whoever she is she is always gorgeous, talented, and so much fun to watch. This bar is definitely a favourite of mine.

Great, albeit crowded, bar!
PatronToronto, Ontario

"One of my faves is The Painted Lady on Ossington..."

 

"One of my faves is The Painted Lady on Ossington... the sound and feel of the room is incredible. ...They even have a burlesque dancer..."the sound and feel of the room is incredible. ...They even have a burlesque dancer..."

“One of my faves is The Painted Lady on Ossington…”
Staff, Indie88Toronto, Ontario

Ossington's coolest club for diversity is: The Painted Lady

 

This place has EVERYTHING: Lights, vintage pin-up prints, pimped-out DJs, a small dancing man ensconced in leopard print, a bar-top burlesque dancer, nipple tassels, a dusty mirrored disco ball, and hot damn good mojitos. There's no password: At the door, just do the Cosby face.

Okay, that last bit was pure SNL Stefon. Out of any bar in Toronto, it's this place that lives up to the spirit of Stefon. I had fun; TPL isn't excessively terrible in any way. It's actually a little bit amazing. Highly recommended if you want to have fun without trying too hard.

Ossington’s coolest club for diversity is: The Painted Lady
Janna S, May 1st, 2014North York, Ontario

Toronto's Best Live Music Venues

 

Toronto’s original rock and roll, funk and soul burlesque bar, the Painted Lady is unlike any other musical venue.  Established in 2008, this diverse bar is always evolving, shifting and catering to the latest trends and fan favourites. From classic rock to 90s hip hop, the floor is always packed with fans of all ages crowding together to eat sexy finger food, dance to great music and add to the overall electric bar vibe.

A frequent venue for Toronto Jazz Fest and Canadian Music Week, the Painted Lady also hosts weekly special events for its faithful patrons – including their Open Mic Mondays for both electrified and acoustic musicians looking to take the brave jump into live performances.

Toronto’s Best Live Music Venues
Staff, Today MagazineNiagara Falls, Ontario

"If Dita Von Teese had a TO hang this would likely be it..."

“If Dita Von Teese had a TO hang this would likely be it…”
Staff, Toronto LifeToronto, Canada

"They make everything fresh with real ingredients..."

 

...The amazing thing about all the food at The Painted Lady is that they make everything fresh with real ingredients. If you order a drink with sour mix at the bar, you can be sure it wasn't store-bought, but that the citrus was juiced by the staff..."

“They make everything fresh with real ingredients…”
Staff, Ossington VillageToronto, Canada

"One of the hidden culinary gems on Ossington is the menu at The Painted Lady...

 

...The pulled pork is cooked for hours on end using a tangy sauce which makes it perfectly tasty. It is served on a fresh, local Portuguese bun with fresh greens on a wooden board. It's both rustic and delicious...

“One of the hidden culinary gems on Ossington is the menu at The Painted Lady…
Staff, Ossington VillageToronto, Canada

"Absolute best time ever!"

'I was looking for a place to go with some of my girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. We are all in our 30's so we wanted a place that wasn't full of 20 somethings, was different then your average bar and you could dance your a%# off. Well we found it at The Painted Lady. Amazing dj, great atmosphere and non stop fun. You want good times this is the place to go!!'

“Absolute best time ever!”
Jane D.Ottawa, Canada

"Had a fabulous time - great DJ, fun atmosphere and a burlesque dancer"

'...In under twenty minutes was the first conga line! The DJ was super awesome, playing a mix of 80s and 90s dance hits. Then, right when you thought it couldn't be more fun a burlesque dancer...started dancing... this club is so so fun and I can't wait to go back. Easy to get to as well...

“Had a fabulous time – great DJ, fun atmosphere and a burlesque dancer”
Megan MToronto, Canada

“A bar for an entertainment adventure”

The Painted Lady is really original...

“A bar for an entertainment adventure”
Jen Czarnota,Astoria, New York