The Rivoli
332 Queen St. W.

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The Rivoli
334 Queen St. W. map
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5V 2A2

Infoline: 416-596-1908
Pool Hall: 416-596-1501
Office: 416-596-7351




Open Daily 11:30am- 2:00am 

Closest Subway station is Osgoode.
Nearest intersection is Queen & Spadina

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The Rivoli
Restaurant / Night Club / Pool Hall
A landmark hot spot on Queen St. West in downtown Toronto, the Rivoli is an ever evolving destination. The busy Restaurant serves eclectic global comfort food; at the intimate Side Bar, patrons cozy up to enjoy cocktails and great music; the Pool Hall upstairs offers vintage tables, full menu and comfy booths; the best people watching in town goes down on the Patio, while the Rivoli's Back room features some of the finest programming in the city from alternative live Music to to it's seminal Comedy and spoken-word events.

Serving up great food and art since 1982, the Rivoli is a popular restaurant and night club on Queen St. West in downtown Toronto, located in the the original Rivoli Theatre, home of 1920's vaudeville and burlesque. In the '80s, the Rivoli was synonymous with Toronto's black-garbed Queen West scene (Mike Myers's Saturday Night Live German club character Dieter is said to have been inspired by a Riv waiter). This reputation has changed as much as the club's clientele, but the Riv's atmosphere is still unique. Bare Naked Ladies, Molly Johnson, Cowboy Junkies, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Blue Rodeo, The Kids in the Hall, Ron Sexsmith, Jane Siberry, Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer, Sean Cullen, Handsome Ned, Hawksley Workman, and so many more talented Canadian artists have started their careers and/or graced the stage - some like Feist even worked the bar at one point. International stars like Adele, Beck, Indigo Girls, Iggy Pop, Janeane Garofalo, Josh Ritter, Patty Smyth, Courtney Love, Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer, Michelle Shocked, Robin Williams and others have also performed at the Riv. You just never know who will turn up, so please check our listings for upcoming events.




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Did you know?

The logo for the Rivoli sign is Mary Margaret O'Hara's artwork.


Blue Rodeo's first gig was at the Riv? The now famous ad was: "If you`ve dropped acid at least 20 times, lost 3 or 4 years to booze and looking good and can still manage to keep time, call Jim or Greg." Keelor brought Bobby Wiseman (keyboards), drummer Cleave brought along his friend Bazil Donovan to the next rehearsal, and the band was complete. They debuted in Feburary of 1985 at the Rivoli in Toronto.

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