We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rex Jazz and Blues Bar

194 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-598-2475
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Excellent live music venue

We visited Toronto for few days and, as always, we looked for live music venues where we could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bogdan2005
,
Bucharest, Romania
via mobile
Saturday Afternoon Jazz at the Rex

We have been to the Rex a number of times for Saturday afternoon jazz. What a great time. Big... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GlenH1950
,
Oakville, Canada
Read all 87 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
This watering hole has been drawing jazz fans since it first opened in 1951. Admittedly the decor hasn't changed much since the old days, but the sounds you'll find here are cutting edge. The Rex lures top local and international talent; Tuesday is the weekly jam night.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“stage” (5 reviews)
“performers” (4 reviews)
“performance” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
194 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Queen Street and West Queen West
CONTACT
Website
+1 416-598-2475
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (87)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Toronto for few days and, as always, we looked for live music venues where we could listen jazz and/or blues. This place was a very pleasant surprise, mainly, particularly considering the very good quality of the music. We attended the afternoon blues concert...More

Thank Bogdan2005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Rex a number of times for Saturday afternoon jazz. What a great time. Big band, small stage - the singer is literally standing in the entrance, which is sometimes a shock to people arriving. Great music. Very enthusiastic crowd. Good...More

Thank GlenH1950
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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 26 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 22 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 27 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
Nearby
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,
...More
Nearby Restaurants
Queen Mother Cafe
296 reviews
.05 km away
Nota Bene
425 reviews
.04 km away
Little India Restaurant
393 reviews
.03 km away
The Rex
101 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
222 reviews
.20 km away
Scotiabank Theatre
46 reviews
.27 km away
Canadian Opera Company
44 reviews
.27 km away
Osgoode Hall
39 reviews
.30 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rex Jazz and Blues Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit