The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen West, 416-598-4753, horseshoetavern.com
While most bars barely survive a year, the Horseshoe is about to celebrate its 65th birthday, which tells you just how much of an institution it is. It may not have changed much over the last couple of decades, but music fans wouldn't have it any other way.
529 Bloor West, 416-532-1598, leespalace.com