Your 19th birthday is definitely one to remember. But let's be real, there is a good chance that with all the birthday shots you'll be given, it will seem a little fuzzy once it's over.
Regardless, it's important to set yourself up for an amazing night out to celebrate your big day, and we are here to help. We have compiled a list of 19 places that are perfect to get absolutely savage at with all your closest friends. Whether you're into loud music, lots of dancing, endless pitchers of beer, or mosh pits, there is something on the list that will fit all your birthday needs.
If you're looking to take full advantage of being legally allowed to drink in Toronto, read on. And remember, drink water and pop an Advil before bed, you can thank us later.
1. Dance Cave // 529 Bloor St W.
Dance Cave is the perfect place for a casual birthday party full of cheap drinks, loud music, and lots of dancing. If you're looking for a spot with a laid back dress code and a high-energy atmosphere, this is your place!
2. The Maddy // 14 Madison Ave.
The Maddy is the ideal watering hole for any UofT student. They have multiple floors that each offer a different vibe. There's something for people who love dancing, drinking on the patio, or even singing along to throwbacks with the piano player!
3. The Underground Garage // 365 King St W
The Underground Garage combines the perfect house party with a bar. This spot is perfect for those of you who love crowds and meeting new people.
4. Bar 244 // 244 Adelaide St. W
Bar 244 caters towards a student budget, and for that we are forever grateful. This spot offers constant drink specials, so it's no surprise that they are always packed.
5. Wildflower // 550 Wellington St. W
Wildflower is the ideal place to celebrate your birthday if you're looking for the ultimate clubbing atmosphere. This is a great spot if you're looking to celebrate with a large group of friends, especially if you're looking to get a booth.
6. The Drake // 1150 Queen St W
The Drake is another very versatile venue. They have an outdoor (winterized) patio, a bar area on the main floor, and a dance floor in the basement. They also have a super cute photo booth that you can use to document your special day!
7. Gracies // 14 Duncan St
Gracies is another spacious venue that will accommodate a large group nicely. This spot also plays a decent amount of country music, so if that's your thing then this might be your ideal place to spend your birthday.
8. Dog and Bear // 1100 Queen St W
Dog and Bear has lots of booths that offer great seating for when you need to take a break from the dancefloor, and their mix drinks are always on point.
9. The Office Pub // 117 John St
The Office Pub is another venue that keeps the student budget in mind. They often have drink specials, and usually play some awesome throwbacks for you to sing along to.
10. The Refinery // 3039 Lake Shore Blvd W
The Refinery is every Humber Student's go-to bar. If you're celebrating your birthday on a Thursday be sure to get there early, this spot fills up quickly!
11. Cube // 314 Queen St W
Cube is a great spot if you're looking to dance all night to the catchiest top 40 and meet tons of new people. This place is always packed, so be sure to get on their guest list.
12. Uniun // 473 Adelaide St W
Uniun is the ideal venue if you're into all things EDM. Watching your favourite DJ's while sipping drink after drink on your 19th, what could be better?!
13. Rebel // 11 Polson St #1
Rebel is another venue that might appeal to music lovers. This venue constantly has big acts coming to play shows, so be sure to keep an eye on their schedule!
14. El Furniture Warehouse // 410 Bloor St W
This place is known for their affordable food and drinks, which makes it super easy to ball out for your big day.
15. Sneaky Dees // 431 College St
Sneaky Dees is another great venue for those of you looking for a casual night out, full of cheap beers and greasy nachos. And by greasy, we mean seriously delicious.
16. Bovine Sex Club // 542 Queen St W
Bovine Sex Club is an ideal birthday venue for all winter babies. Their patio is awesome, and they have some super strong drinks served in pineapples that are sure to get you feeling good on your birthday.
17. The Green Room // 296 Brunswick Ave
The Green Room is another spot that is very budget friendly. Knock back a few cheap beers while enjoying a couple laughs with your closest friends.
18. Cabana // 11 Polson St
Cabana is sadly reserved for summer babies only :(. But if you're lucky enough to be born in the summer months, you'll be able to enjoy poolside drinks in a private cabana, what could be better?
19. Crews and Tangos // 508 Church St
At Crews you'll only be leaving the dance floor for a refill on your drink, and last call will come far too quickly. This is the perfect spot to celebrate your new found legality!