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Rex Jazz and Blues Bar

194 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-598-2475
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Great vibe!

Our first visit but won't be our last. Enjoyed the friendly vibe, good bar menu, no cover, and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Funky local sound and color

Enjoyed ending a business day at The Rex listening to some avant garde jazz and improvisation while... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
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194 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Queen Street and West Queen West
+1 416-598-2475
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit but won't be our last. Enjoyed the friendly vibe, good bar menu, no cover, and a terrific big band with vocalists. It's a huge space but the back room has low visibility to the front stage. We took a table around a...More

Thank chrissy90
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed ending a business day at The Rex listening to some avant garde jazz and improvisation while chatting up some new local friends over beer and nachos. Friendly staff and good beer selection. Jazz pretty much every evening starting at 6:30; sometimes a cover, particularly...More

Thank KerrvilleKirk
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We heard about the Rex on the radio coming into Toronto. We were looking for Jazz and this was the first place that came up on our search. We also heard they have some of the best NACHOS in Toronto (and they were delicious!). We...More

Thank Kelly Ann S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We really enjoyed our night here, the bartenders are fantastic, funny and on the ball! The live music was fantastic! Such a relaxing atmosphere!

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Jazz like jazz is meant to be. I am fed up with these clubs where they charge you twenty bucks for a " sitting" from 08:15 till 09:45 and kick you out before ten, to be ready for the next sitting. New York clubs i...More

Thank Arnold N
Reviewed 19 November 2016

REX looks like the right place from outside and inside. I have been there quite a few times, in my years in Toronto. It changed for the better, when they started featuring music in the 80's. One of my perennial favorites is Laura Hubert, who...More

1  Thank Tom-2009
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Overall, fantastic stay. I was here for six nights. The staff are extremely friendly. I was in Toronto going to many sporting events, I did not have time to spend the night listening to the bands or eating in the restaurant. I did see the...More

1  Thank Justin M
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The band was excellent, atmosphere very casual, service good, drinks cheap, food very good and great value. Will come again for sure.

Thank queenmilk
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were there last weekend, after scouring the net for a good place to listen to live blues / jazz in Toronto. Not the friendliest service in the world, weird set up of the room where there is a giant brick column blocking several tables'...More

Thank IrisJay
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Sadly jazz is going the way of the dinosaur and hence it is hard to find a good jazz club in a lot of cities these days. I don't think I noticed anyone in The Rex who was under 45. We arrived very late and...More

Thank Roslyn35
Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is
one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's
neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums,
clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the
funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to
stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and
vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca
for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers,
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