When the weekend rolls around, most Torontonians are looking for a fun night out. If pricey cocktails and long lines at the club are not your cup of tea, you may find yourself looking for other options. Luckily, Toronto is full of unique activities for a night out. From channeling your inner Picasso to belting out Britney Spears, our list of ideas has something for everyone. Read on for some unique ideas for your weekend night out.
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Society’s recent obsession with nostalgia has brought upon events such as paint nights. Across the city, bars are letting adults act like kids for a night, with the added bonus of alcoholic beverages. Participants can enjoy a glass of wine and get their creative juices flowing. At the end of the night, everyone goes home with their masterpieces. Whether you’re reminiscing on the days of finger painting or are perhaps the next Andy Warhol, paint nights just may help you capture your inner creative soul.
After a long work week, one of the best ways to unwind is with a good laugh. Many bars around the city have made comedy nights a staple in their weekly events lineup. Comedians can range from first-timers to seasoned jokesters, all focused on getting a chuckle from their audience. From sketch, improv or stand-up comedy, there are a number of skits for audiences to enjoy.
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In an age where we are constantly bombarded by the latest technology, we often forget what life was like before smart phones. For many of us millennials, board games were a vital part of our childhoods. Game cafes such as Snakes and Lattes and Roll Play Café are popular amongst Torontonians. From classics like Monopoly to modern games like Cards Against Humanity, there are countless gaming options for those of us who remember a time before the internet. Gamers can enjoy food and drink while indulging in some friendly competition.
If you’re a self-proclaimed know-it-all, trivia nights are a fun way to test your knowledge. Across the city, pubs and bars are hosting weekly trivia nights with some offering cash prizes. With or without money involved, trivia is said to be sacred to competitors. This means no phones and no cheating, in order to truly give your brain a mental workout and perhaps build up a friendly rivalry with your closest friends.
Musically inclined Torontonians will enjoy the various karaoke bars and karaoke nights around the city. Those who opt for a Karaoke Bar can enjoy the luxury of private rooms that many offer. These typically charge either by person or by hour, and are ideal for large groups. Weekly Karaoke nights, on the other hand, are hosted by local bars meaning a more public setting. Those that are confident in their chops or are immune to embarrassment may not mind performing in front of a crowd. With hundreds of song choices ranging from the classics to today’s Top 40, there’s no shortage of tunes to belt out.