Antikka will be a new place along Queen Street West, as they are a new vinyl cafe opening in Mid-September. This vinyl cafe and coffee shop will be located on 960 Queen Street West next to Fred Perry and Oliver Spencer.
the combination of the coffee/record shop will offer rock, blues and jazz bin-flipping plus an old Armenian tradition of making coffee over hot sand (apparently the first of its kind in Toronto).
According to the owner Razmik Tchakmak, “I have visions of Antikka becoming a hub for all sorts of artists across the Toronto area,” and the patio will start to be full with live musicians starting next summer.
For All You Vinyl Lovers!
If you are a die hard fan of vinyl and just love hearing your favourite songs on vinyl, Toronto has a few places that offer a special Bring Your Own Vinyl night! Check out the list of the places below where you can bring in some of your favourite records and have friends and strangers listen to them as well!
This place hosts weekly bring your own vinyl night, however there is a small twist. Once you finish listening to Side A, you take a vote as to whether or not to play the B-Side. Both Pro and Con voters are allowed to defend their stance.
Every second and third Saturday of every month this Front street bar hosts a BYOV Party after 10pm with free entry! Best of all $5 tall can specials!
The Monarch Tavern
Tuesday is vinyl night here at this hidden Toronto tavern. Head upstairs for the event, where you can listen to whole records and best of all if you bring in your own vinyl, you can get a pint of Beaus for $4!
Tuesday here is BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl) night at this casual, rustic, go-to neighbourhood bar. Best of all they have a great selection of craft beer!
Pour Boy Pub
Best known for its 2-storey high mural of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. Feel free to come in and settle down with one of their many craft beer selections and enjoy their weekly BYO Vinyl night, they also host trivia every monday night!