Live music is the perfect way to get a party started, so begin your next night out with friends with a show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. This popular venue in Cabbagetown is known for bringing in indie acts and allowing the audience to get up close to the band, so you’re all but guaranteed a transcendent musical experience. Though it’s more common to see names like Tegan & Sara on the marquee these days, the Phoenix has been host to superstars as big as Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Prince in the past, so you never know when you might be catching your first glance at greatness on stage. The Phoenix boasts one of the largest dance floors in Toronto, so you can try out your most impressive moves, yet it still feels intimate, with great views of the stage from pretty much anywhere you and your crew may choose to post up. When it’s your turn to buy a round, you’ve got five bars to choose from, so there’s no chance of going thirsty. Just relax and enjoy the music with your friends, as people have been doing in this venue for more than two decades. Pro tip: skip the coat check and head out through the back doors when the show comes to a close. That way you can hit a nearby bar for your own personal afterparty, where you can share your favorite moments from an unforgettable concert.