Crews & Tangos

Crews & Tangos

Your Number one Drag Bar in Toronto!

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Located in the Heart of the Gay Village, Crews & Tangos is your entertainment HUB for Drag shows, Karaoke, 2 dance floors and special event bookings. We offer Drag shows ~ Karaoke ~ Dancing & Other Entertainment 7 days a week!

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Crews & Tangos
3.2
Based on 670 reviews
Shafeina Hussain
02:34 05 Sep 22
DO NOT GO TO THIS BAR. I have recently gone to this bar with my girlfriend and was treated very poorly by the security. I had left my bag in the bar and they would not let me back in or even look to see if my bag was there or not. I asked to just quickly grab my bag and was told word for word ‘I don’t care, you can’t go back in.’ I even explained that my inhalers (as I have asthma) are in my bag and that it is important that I have my bag but they still did not take necessary action. I’ve called a countless amount of times just for NOBODY to answer at all. I had fun for a little while watching the drag queens but being put out (for who knows what) and not being able to get my bag from inside was truly mind boggling to say the very least. Not to mention I had over $500 in cash (as they are a cash only establishment) so they also could be a bunch of thieves as far as I am concerned. Save yourself the time and money and visit Woody’s which is close by.. otherwise, you’d be putting yourself in a bad situation going to Crews and Tangos. Be safe everybody.
Daddie Deluxe
23:44 25 Aug 22
Also known as Septic Tank. There's usually a sternk of excremations of years gone by. The toilets on the upper floors flood regularly and the gravy like drippings can be seen even today from the vents in the basement washrooms. Still girls like to have there bachelorette parties there!😆🤮😆
Steve S
22:48 15 Jul 22
I would love to know if this is all TO has to offer since it was not worth the $15 entry. We bypassed the drag show since the upstairs dance floor opened as soon as we arrived. But, the sound system was so distorted it was painful. Pro-tip, turning up the volume dial does not mean louder! Also, the music selection and DJ were well below average. But people seemed to like it.What made us finally leave is the aggressive young men forcing themselves on women and forcing women to dance together. I've never seen such a display at any club or music festival.People clearly find the appeal at this club but if you care about your ears or body, save your money and go elsewhere.
Frank Wang
03:46 10 Jul 22
Absolute zero accountability.Do not trust security. They'll kick you out for no reason if you're not tipping enough. The moment you're not tipping every act, they will make an excuse to kick you out even if you purchased tickets. I paid over $30 for tickets and got escorted out the moment I didn't drop a tip for an act.
Mimi Tran
03:33 10 Jul 22
Good performance. Zero point in paying for a table in advance as you can pay for a cover the night of and it would be cheaper. There were no tables reserved for us either. Security was rude and kicked us out for no reason or probably to clear space.
Michael Lu
02:56 10 Jul 22
We went here for a drag show with prepaid tickets in advance. It seems the tickets were fairly useless since cover was $15 at the door (less than the price of tickets) and there was no assigned seating... So we paid extra for nothing. The show ran from 8-11. We were kicked out abruptly by an African American security guard with a beard at 10:30 for "being too drunk" even though we were seated and drinking water. At this point, all I can suspect is that we were forcibly removed for not buying drinks enough even though we handosmly tipped the performers. We won't be coming back and will be requesting a chargeback. Having been with this group for multiple events, there was nothing out of the line and this treatment was disrespectful and unwarranted. Please do better.
Chaitanya Reddy
19:51 16 Jun 22
Very good Bar. Friendly security team, they welcomed me in. Good place to hangout.
Joanna
16:58 16 Jun 22
Female bartender on first floor 10/10, my go to - quick, reliable, professional. Female bartender (Anna) upstairs 0/10 - VERY slow, served people out of order, couldn't do multiple orders at once without miscounting cash YET was cocky, had a smart and snippy comment for me and every one of my friends who placed an order, and overcharged us for drinks (so she can cash the tip). No need for all the attitude like why are you trying to flex on us lol chill.My first time meeting someone rude at Crews - apart from that the staff are great and it's always a good time. Don't bother getting drinks upstairs tho, you'll wait up to 20 min for 1 drink to pour you might as well get one downstairs and go back up - plus you won't get ripped off. I guarantee that most of the negative reviews in the past 6 months have to do with that girl (young and brunette).
Gene Y
07:26 10 May 22
Horrible and rude security. They will touch you and frisk you immediately WITHOUT CONSENT. Very unprofessional and unwelcoming - they would make you feel uncomfortable. Otherwise the drag queens are amazing, coat check takes a long time, and the drinks are not too expensive.
Alexis Stackhouse
06:51 28 Apr 22
Had such a fun time here a couple weeks ago, came yesterday & I’ve never had such a rude security experience in my life. Came with a group of friends (all white girls excluding myself), left the venue for 10 minutes to ensure a friend who lived nearby got home safely, & came back to unnecessarily aggressive security guards who very rudely refused me entry — my friends were still inside, so there was a brief point after attempting to explain the situation where I assumed the guard was signaling for me to come in (held the door open & made a hand gesture). I walked in & met up with my friends, only to be the only person in the group forcibly escorted out. There was so much scoffing & condescension from the security guards as if I’d actually done something wrong — in reality I was just trying to reconnect with the friend group I came with (who I had invited to come out to this place). Blatant disrespect & a strong air of racism from security — I wanted to become a regular at this venue, but so disappointed.
Leah Yeomans
14:43 24 Apr 22
Been coming here a long time. Want it to keep going strong but the power happy “security” are completing ruining the entire vibe creating weird tension. Shoving people aside (when there’s 3 feet to easily walk by) shining lights in faces for no reason… it’s an absolute joke. I get there’s staffing shortages everywhere but do better. Do MUCH better. Hope crews actually looks at all these reviews and takes them seriously
Shawn Rebecca
08:50 22 Apr 22
This is an okay bar only to see your favourite talent BUT be warned, the security team that works there is quite vicious. Went in with a group of friends excited to have a good night, we were in the back dance room and got a bit confused and opened a door and realized it was an exit. There was no light above the door that marked it as an exit and it was a .5 second mistake, immediately the security guard then physically grabbed my friend and I and tried to force us into the winter cold without our coats which were at coat check, and made us put our drinks, that we paid a fair amount for, at the bar. Another security guard came by and knew that we weren't in the wrong considering we all had coat check tickets and stamps, but she supported her co-worker in escorting us out but she at least let us retrieve our coats. It was a horrible experience which I cannot recommend to anyone. These establishments that thrive off the community and longevity feel like they can treat their patrons any way they want, I along with my group will not be back.
Buggy
22:23 02 Apr 22
I wish I had read reviews prior to visiting. From the moment we entered we encountered the extremely rude security team, $15 cover charge and cash only. Having not carried cash the past 2yrs we had to line up at the atm machine which charges $3. Drinks were overpriced and inconsistent. There are only 2 washroom which were diseased. Cleanliness does not exist here. Personal space/consent also does not apply here which was violating. Will not return or recommend.
Sy Sterling
17:51 19 Mar 22
The owners and operators of the bar is offering customers free drink vouchers in exchange for positive google reviews, what are they afraid of from an honest unsolicited review?The security is rude, one member of security suggested we should pay him the cover charge, when we entered the building there was someone inside asking for money for cover, when I suggested we paid the guard, she said that was none of her business, we brought the matter to management, one of the bartenders said her name is Tina, said "Your Loss"It's clear to see why they are offering incentives for positive google reviews with this kind of attitude towards their customers.
Travis Blackwood
23:42 18 Mar 22
Upon arrival the security was so nice Obra asked me how my day was and it just set the tone for the rest of my night, he told me to leave a review so here it is.. the music was aligned with everything that I love as well as the performances that really showed out that evening, 10 out of 10 recommend! I’ll be back
Michael Cameron
09:47 13 Mar 22
There was literally a girl PASSED OUT like literally not moving or anything and the “head” security “cleo” yelled at me for asking if they needed an ambulance and said “I got this” I watched her try and force a guy to take her back home (didn’t verify she came with him could’ve been a literal kid napper) security failed to check vitals and just carried her around the building to get less attention for the situation and was extremely untrained in this situation… completely unprofessional this woman was clearly over served and if I was her id follow up with legal actions.. Maverick needs to fire the head security at the minimum. This isn’t a “ she got too drunk and should’ve been that messy moment” this was illegal behaviour conducted by the stall on all forms.
Taylor King
07:09 07 Mar 22
MARCH 6 2022 11:30pm// I'm so disappointed with my experience here. The bouncing staff were beyond rude. My friend accidentally paid the outdoor bouncers, he tried to ask them for his $20 back to pay the indoor bouncer, and they refused, claiming "it blew away in the wind". The indoor bouncer had a super ugly attitude after I told her this and she told us "thats what happens when you pay to cut the line" ... we didn't pay to cut the line, we waited an hour in line. He accidentally paid his admission fee to the wrong bouncers and they took it.Anyways, we went to take out another $20 out at the ATM and when I returned, the indoor bouncer was so rude when I asked for my ID back which she had asked to hang onto. I was quite upset at this point so I went to ask her for her first name so I could complain, which I have never done before, I felt like a Karen but I was sober, almost in tears over her rudeness, and wanted to do something about it. She looked at me and said no, which could have been enough of an answer, but continued to tell me that my question was "weird" and that I was weird and completely dismissed me.Fast forward to 12am, I went downstairs to use the bathroom, on my way back up, a girl fell into me really hard and at the time I thought it was an accident. When I returned upstairs, my phone was missing from my coat pocket. I had truly had enough at this point and asked the same indoor bouncer and another employee she was standing with if I could go outside and come back in (as I needed fresh air, a vape, and to regroup). This rude bouncer looks at her coworker and says "HERE SHE IS, THIS IS THE GIRL I WAS TALKING ABOUT blah blah blah", knowing I could hear her. Her coworker, who was super nice asked me what the problem was and I again asked if it was okay to go outside for a second, she replied yeah of course and was super appropriate.My friend told another employee that my phone was missing/stolen and she said to call back at 2:30am after they close. We tried calling about 10 times, at that time and today (the day after) and no answer. We even left a message with my friends phone number in case they found it. It turns out my phone was stolen as its location was across the city an hour later. (34 Gulliver Rd I want my phone back)I left sober, crying, and feeling extremely disrespected. It's disheartening seeing a business that doesn't care about or even respect their guests. I never write complaints but I really had to in this situation. Give your business to clubs/bars/restaurants that give you mutual respect, good energy, and common human decency. I wish Crews and Tangos was one of them, but sadly, worst experience ever.
Yug Vaishnav
16:47 01 Mar 22
I always have good time here. Best drag bar in city but 1 star for the awful security! I have seen security kick people out without any reason. Personally I find security way out of line like chill this is too much I didn’t pay cover just for you to be on my a** lmfao!
Kate Wang
17:59 28 Feb 22
Had a really fun night here! The staffs were nice, performers were great, and the place was overall very welcoming.
R T
05:25 13 Dec 21
we paid $15 for cover. The show was good and we were having a good time. Then an hour later they kicked everyone out for cleaning. If we wanna go back in we have to pay another $15. That is a total rip off. we went to Woody's instead.....
K J
21:15 15 Nov 21
Used to love C&T, Drag Queen and shows are always great. New security are not that great, quite rude actually. Bartender squeezing lime with bare hands after handling cash (because they accept cash only) then touch the top of straws.
Chris McTague
07:04 14 Nov 21
I haven't been to this place in years. Although from what I can remember it was an awesome weekend experience. Crews and Tangos is ICONIC. Check it out. Its definitely "bucket list" worthy. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
Ali Nasri
06:05 05 Nov 21
Finally a place where i can dress up and be myself. Had to fight my whole life to wear my moms lipstick.. this place feels like home.
Victoria B
03:22 04 Nov 21
The performers are really great and the staff were very nice to us. Going on a less busy night such as a Wednesday will give you the opportunity to see more and be up close without a big crowd. There was no line up outside so it's great because we got to just get in and enjoy the show right away! I did not take any photos of the performers even though they were great because I didn't know what the content policy was on photos. But definitely recommended especially on a less busy night! The entrance is stairs so it's definitely not an accessible space but for those who can, it's worth it. Halloween decor was on point!
mint D
13:50 01 Nov 21
BE AWARE OF THE SECURITY SCAM! The security (with a broken hand) charged us extra 100 dollars (not including cover fee) to let us cut in line, and we paid 120 dollars to give the security extra incentive. Later told us to wait 45 mins for the next show just like the rest of the line with no refund of the money. The security failed to deliver the promise and pocketed the money.
Robbie May
00:57 31 Oct 21
This place is highway robbery, the downstairs and upstairs bars have different pricing for the same drinks. Complained to a manager and was asked if I had a receipt from the bars, I stood around for 15 minutes watching the bar, they weren't issuing receipts to anyone, I feel they know of this price gouging and allows it.
Alex B.
23:20 16 Oct 21
This bar use to be fun but post COVID means they decided to not accept credit cards at all.
Jack Steve
15:49 20 Sep 21
I was treated rudely by the security and manager security. Security are unprofessional and dangerous in this place. I do not recommend this place anybody because security is untrained.
Hadi J
04:37 17 Sep 21
We went here for my friend's birthday! We really enjoyed the performances and whole night. I do recommend it and probably will be back some years later. The show was entertaining.Things to improve: cleanness and payment method which is cash-only. They have an ATM inside but I prefer using my credit card. The price seems reasonable. Our table was great but some seats are farther and have hard time to see the scene. Many columns block the stage.
Benjamin Pumpkinspice
16:04 06 Sep 21
The most fun you can have in the village (with your clothes on 😉) and the BEST music. Also come for the best night of all Sundays 🏳️‍⚧️
Hadi J
05:04 31 Aug 21
We went here for my friend's birthday! We really enjoyed the performances and whole night. I do recommend it and probably will be back some years later. The show was entertaining.Things to improve: cleanness and payment method which is cash-only. They have an ATM inside but I prefer using my credit card. The price seems reasonable. Our location was great but some seats are farther and have hard time to see the scene. Many columns block the stage.
Miro P.
11:16 05 Aug 21
Always a great gay old time with the boys love you all hope to see you again. With love
Denise Needham
14:17 12 Jul 21
How is the Elyse Stewart, the General Manager of this bar giving a 5 star review of this place, that seems sketchy. My review of the place is this, the place is dirty, the washrooms are filthy and the bartenders go straight from handling your money to preparing your drinks with dirty hands. Take your chances folks.
Blunt Reviews
10:21 11 Jul 21
Will definitely review again once I’ve had the full experience. I recommend if you want to go here book 2 weeks maybe a month in advance to get good tickets to a real drag show. Other than that you’ll probably sit on their patio and hear the action but that seems more of a torture than a good night out. Will be booking a night out soon to see if it’s really what they say to be... and if the staff are any better inside since the people guarding the door weren’t in any fun/talkative mood at all let alone try to help us book something for another night
B Firuz
15:01 05 Jul 21
Great place to go, they have best shows 🙂
Maria Tavares
01:19 04 Jul 21
This is my first time for long time .I love to see my Queens. Outside for 3h.Very sad 7 years everything is deferente.
Nika Zotochkina
00:56 22 Feb 21
Legendary place!I had so much fun and cannot wait to come back when it opens!
Naomi Laliberte
19:16 20 Feb 21
Absolute great time at crews and tango for my bachelorette! Absolute talented dragqueens,Very crowded though and some of the staff have a mediocre attitude.
T E
06:15 19 Dec 20
one of the amazing nights in Toronto, the staff and the drag show is uniquehighly recommended
Mark Aguilar
01:47 30 Oct 20
So much fun, incredible drag shows, and each dance floor area caters to a different crowd!
Krish Shinh
01:50 01 Aug 20
My second home. The most welcoming and fun club I’ve ever been to. Come out all the way from Brampton with my friends all the time. My life would be so different if this place didn’t exist.
Vanessa R-F
02:06 04 Mar 20
Amazing times & experiences here with my friends. Always made to feel positive & special when going here. The staff is kind hearted, friendly, & always professional. The talent & entertainment is always astounding & excellent, leaves you picking your jaw up off the floor from pure amazement. Love that it is a safe place for us community members. 10/10 and my go to party place! Much love can't wait to come back soon!
Sean M.
22:15 22 Nov 19
Crews and Tangos is the most lively gay club from my experience in Toronto. Sadly, this is not a place I would count as a solace for gays in the community....
Shajitha R.
14:56 19 Aug 18
Went for a friend's birthday on a Saturday and had a good time! This place was much bigger than I thought, and there were so many unexpected sections! First...
Donna Ayres H.
14:05 06 Apr 18
Me and my friends went there for a birthday party and OMG, SOOOO much fun!!!The drag show was amazballs, the saturday show with Devine, Tynomi with the...

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