West Queen West Weekend Guide June 22-24

by Rob Sysak, June 21, 2018

Friday, June 22nd

Join the weekly dance party at Wayward’s With Or Without U Fridays. 11pm-late. Music by Tech Twelve.

Shawn Mullins at The Drake Hotel. 8pm, $27.50. This is a 19+ event.

GYLES takes the stage at The Harlem Underground.

Jamie & Al take the stage at Gladstone Hotel. 9pm-10:30pm. FREE.

Saturday, June 23rd

Join Pure Barre’s Lower Body Intensive Class from 12:15-1:30pm. $30 per person.

Tracyanne & Danny take on The Great Hall. 8pm, $20. This is a 19+ event.

Come together with a band of misfits and sing the night away at Gladstone Hotel’s Fameless Karaoke. 10:20pm-2am. FREE

Dead Poet is Gladstone Hotel’s monthly open mic. This month’s theme is PRIDE. Let us know what PRIDE means to you!
9pm, $10.


Sunday, June 24th

Summertime Lunch and Lime pt2 at The Harlem Underground. Enjoy Creole food with a Caribbean flair while relaxing to live performances. 1pm-4pm, $32.

All Weekend

Bug at The Theatre Centre: produced by manidoons collective in association with Luminato Festival. $39.

Art Exhibitions

See Jiri Ladocha’s “Architectonics” at The Modern Gallery, 68 Abell Street. On until July 22nd.

Amy Bowles “Bottled” at Paul Petro Gallery until July 7th

“Meditation” Group Exhibition on at Paul Petro Gallery until July 7th.

“Acrylic & Abstract” is on at Twist Gallery until June 28th.

Extracurricular Fun:

Join us in support of our neighbours, the Queen West BIA with their DRAG ON QUEEN Live Drag Show, happening this Saturday June 23rd at Queen and Denison Avenue. 6:30-9:30pm FREE.

Where to Eat: Featured Places

Convenience just launched a new menu that can appeal to both vegetarian and meat-eating friends.

Check out Hello 123’s new late night menu, featuring tasty vegan delights like the kimchi burger.


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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