Canada is often associated with living an active and outdoorsy lifestyle, but the country also has a vibrant nightlife culture that entices young individuals from all over the world. According to a 2022 Uber survey, London and Ontario are the top partying cities in Canada, based on the volume of rides between 10PM and 2AM. Londoners also stay out the latest, often partying until 4AM. Apart from going to numerous clubs, Canadians also enjoy live music events, hanging out with friends at resto bars, going on pub crawls, and watching a film at the cinema, among others. This year, several nightlife trends are about to change the landscape of nighttime entertainment, and make it more fun and inclusive for locals and tourists alike. Here are some nightlife trends to check out for a night to remember in Canada.
Bringing Back Nostalgia
Everything old is new again as so many people are going crazy over anything retro these days. Not only are they watching retro shows like “Stranger Things” and “That ’90s Show” on Netflix, but they’re also playing old-school games such as Monopoly and Candy Land while staying at home. Online casino games are also becoming quite trendy, and people make it a point to play at the best online casino for Canadian players to get the best gaming experience. Meanwhile, those who want to spend a night out on the town are heading to retro-themed places, such as roller rinks for roller disco nights.
A few roller rinks have opened in Canada last year, and one of them is 4 Wheelies in Ottawa. On Tuesdays, you can skate to tunes from the 70s and 80s, while Thursdays are for throwback nights where you can skate along to songs from the late 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. Meanwhile, the North London Optimist Community Centre in London has indoor roller skating sessions every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. All ages sessions take place on the weekends, while only those who are 18 and up are allowed to skate on Wednesday nights.
No Alcohol Bars
As an increasing number of Canadians are choosing sobriety, some entrepreneurs have hopped on the zero alcohol culture and have included non-alcoholic beverages in their menus. In Toronto, there’s The Library Bar and Taylors Landing, and both bars serve alcohol-free cocktails such as no-booze mojitos. The city also has a sober bar, which opened its doors late last year. The Zero Dry Cocktail Bar is the first alcohol-free bar in Toronto, and not only do they serve great tasting mocktails, but they also have mixology classes so you can have fun crafting your own drinks.
After a two-year ban, karaoke nights are back in Canada once more, and they’ve returned with a fun twist. At Tammy’s Wine Bar in Toronto, allies and those who are part of the LGBTQ community can sing their hearts out every Sunday, which is queer karaoke night. Meanwhile in Montreal, there’s Pang Pang Karaoke where you and your friends can sing your favourite songs in a private room. There’s also Le Date Karaoke, where you can choose from a catalog of more than 70,000 songs and perform in front of a friendly crowd.
Having a night out on the town with friends is a great way to unwind after a long week. Consider these nightlife trends and try roller skating, drinking alcohol-free cocktails, or going to karaoke night to have fun in Canada.