This Weekend in West Queen West July 20th-22nd

by Rob Sysak, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20th

Wallis Bird at The Drake Hotel. 8pm, $15 in advance. This is a 19+ show.

TURN BACK TIME: AN 80’s VIDEO DANCE PARTY at Gladstone Hotel. $10 in advance/$15 at the door. This is a 19+ event.

Saturday, July 21st

Hayley Elsaesser Birthday Sale! This is an in-store event where you can shop for exclusive discounts and one-off samples. 11am-7pm, located at 695 Queen Street West.

Summer of Lug: 80’s Karaoke Contest at Gladstone Hotel. 10pm-2am, FREE.

Zack Mirza “The Art of Deception” at The Drake Hotel, 7pm. $25 in advance.

Sunday, July 22nd

You are cordially invited to Faerie Grove Sunday T-Dance, 4pm at The Beaver.

Art Exhibitions

“in medias res” group exhibition at Paul Petro Gallery. On July 13th-August 18th.

“Vibrant Thoughts” at Twist Gallery until July 27th

Tolulope Akanni “Back in Time: A Street Photography Project.” On at The Theatre Centre until August 5th.


Where to eat this weekend: make a final reservation with Summerlicious!

Make a reservation with these participating WQW restaurants:


Entice Culinary Lounge

Fonda Lola

Harlem Underground

Lisa Marie

Milagro Cantina



Dinner in WQW

Harlem Underground, Convenience, Agora, Milagro Cantinas, Oyster Boy, Hooky’s Fish & Chips, The County General, Lisa Marie, El Almacen, The Swan, Banu, Terroni, Rickshaw Bar, Noce, Entice Culinary Lounge, Butter Chicken Roti, Lamesa, The Drake Hotel, Gladstone Hotel, Fresh, Otto’s Bierhalle, Carmen, Bolt Fresh Bar, Frankie’s, The Good Son, Fonda Lola, Nuit Social, Sweet Lulu, Nana, Nunu Ethiopian Restaurant, H Bar, Squirly’s, Smoque N’ Bones, Loaded Pierogi, Juan Gonzalez Taqueria, Montgomery’s, Canis, Death & Taxes, Noce, Dandylion, The Dog & Bear, Barn Restaurant, Church Aperitivo Bar, Ali Baba’s, North Of Brooklyn, King Slice, Baba’s Doner House, Toma Burger Addiction, Kenzo, La Hacienda, Poutini’s, Ravi Soups, Hello 123.

Brunch in WQW (Saturday & Sunday)

Harlem Underground, Milagro Cantinas, Lamesa, The Drake Hotel, El Almacen, Gladstone Hotel, Fresh, Otto’s Bierhalle, Carmen, The County General, Banu, Bolt Fresh Bar, Swan Restaurant, Lisa Marie, Frankie’s, Cafe Neon, The Good Son and Fonda Lola and Death & Taxes, Nunu Ethiopian.

Coffee in WQW

Nuna Cafe, Jimmy’s Coffee, Antikka – Cafe & Records, Soufi’s, BUNA, Tokyo Smoke, El Almacen, Sam James Coffee Bar, Cafe Neon, Dufflet, Major Treat, Mabel’s, White Squirrel.

Keep up to date on our West Queen West social media and website for events, sales, WQW merchants, shops, services, storefronts, restaurants and more:




WQW Website

Past, Present & Future Events in WQW:

The Theatre Centre

The Great Hall

Gladstone Hotel

The Drake Hotel

The Beaver

Twist Gallery

Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery


Apartment 200

The Raq

Upcoming Events: 

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