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Toronto's favourite foodie celebration is back, and Drake’s in on the fun. With our love for all things local, our Winterlicious offerings will give you a taste of our honest + innovative culinary culture. Take a look at the menu + reserve today for lunch or dinner! You know the drill.
JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 11
Our all-season rooftop patio’s in full force this 2016 w/ Rec Room Thursdays! Shake the inevitable winter S.A.D. w/ DJ Fase spinning the decks + providing good vibes into the night. Plus, we're offering $5 tall cans of Steamwhistle Pilsner + $5 Jameson Select Reserve!
As per usual, we’re taking winter to the next level at The Drake Hotel. You may remember some of the Sky Yard’s winter shenanigans from past years + this year will be no different. We still love the great outdoors so isn’t it just perfect that we don’t have to give up on patio season?!
Need to warm up to the idea? Cozy up with pillows + blankets, plus a seasonal sipper in hand, or stand courtside by Jason Peters’ epic light sculpture to cheer on your favourite Rec Room gamer while snapping a killer selfie #Instafamous #DrakeNightLight
Grab your freshest thick knit + head our way every Thursday!
Emilie & Ogden is not your typical duet but rather an encounter between a young singer and a harp. Her particular voice has often been described as pure and soft, resonating in perfect harmony with the instrument. On stage, her traditional folk sound is embellished by drums, bass and a soft electronic touch, drawing inspiration from other female artists such as Feist and St-Vincent.
It’s our birthday! What better a way to celebrate 12 years of Drake history than with a Dirty Dozen bash? Things are going to get messy - but in the best way possible. We’ve got a party in store that we know you’re gonna love… How do we know? Because we’re bringing back Drake’s greatest hits as voted by YOU!
Brooklyn based conceptual artist Kurt Bigenho will also be joining us with his Disorganizers project, an interactive installation project designed to incite "new experiences, new insights, new epiphanies - bloom in the chaos and rubble of The Disorganizers wake."
Musical guests include:
Stay tuned for a surprise giveaway that we'll be announcing the night of at 12AM!
Freakwater was formed by Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin in 1989 and has been innovating and reinvigorating alt-country ever since. Following two records on Amoeba Records, the duo signed to Thrill Jockey in 1993 for the seminal Feels Like the Third Time, which was reissued on vinyl for Record Store Day 2012. The record opens with "My Old Drunk Friend," perhaps the greatest song Hank Williams never wrote and features seven originals and five covers of songs by the likes of Conway Twitty, Woody Guthrie and Nick Lowe. 1995's Old Paint showed the group's songwriting coming into its own, and was their most critically acclaimed album to date. 1998's Springtime saw the addition of Wilco's Max Konrad Johnston to the group, and features some of the band's most heartbreaking and beautiful songs, including the now classic "Louisville Lip." The group expanded their sound on End Time, adding drum kit, organ, and even strings on several songs.
The early aughts saw Bean and Irwin each releasing solo albums, Dragging Wonder Lake and Cut Yourself a Switch respectively. Both records showed each musician exploring different facets of the sound cultivated in Freakwater: Irwin a stripped down, appalacian vision of folk music, and Bean an artfully crafted, cosmopolitan type of pop. In 2005 the group released Thinking of You, a collaboration with members of fellow Thrill Jockey group Califone. After a long silence, Irwin finally released her second solo release, Little Heater in September of 2012, which Oxford American said, "will leave you aching for a broken heart so you too can sing wrenching songs about love and loss."
Block rockin' DJ Cozmic Cat has dropped bombs on dancefloors worldwide, from Australia, Iceland and Puerto Rico, to Vegas, D.C., Toronto and New York City.
Surrounded by the classic roots of disco, soul, garage house and Hiphop, Coz has spun with the likes of Quest Love, Jazzy Jeff, De La Soul, and Switch (Major Lazer). She's spun at events in Philly and NYC for celebs like Jill Scott, Justin Timberlake, Jamie Foxx, John Waters, the Rolling Stones, Venus and Serena Williams.
A passion for positive vibes, rock solid selections and ‘remixes with a twist’ keeps her set fresh and always relevant. In her new residency at Drake One Fifty, she'll provide the perfect soundtrack to your Saturday night.
Racks & Bands is a monthly party focused on one thing and one thing only, bringing booty back to the Underground.
Turn up with resident DJs Johnny Hockin and Vanity Muscles as they motivate the winin’ and grindin’, playing only the hottest in current Rap and R’n’B.
This month featuring Red Bull Bod Mon Kid MK
And they always tasteful Max Mohenu
Dress 2 Sweat.
Watch the Sky Yard transform into a mini Toronto Flower Market for a special Valentine’s edition with White Oak! Offering locally-grown ranunculus and seasonal blooms including anemone, amaryllis, hyacinth + tulips, expert florist Jordana Masi will create lush, dramatic bouquets for every Valentine. Early birds can also pre-order arrangements. Love is in the air!
Annie Sama is a Canadian electronic producer, singer-songwriter performing under the monicker APigeon. APigeon inspires us with her melodies, enveloping harmonies and poetry. Accompanied by musicians, she takes us on a tribal and contemporary rythmic journey. With her lavish voice blessed with flexibility, she extends her vocal range without diffusing emotions, which earned her comparisons to the likes of Björk, Feist and Lykke Li. A disarming trance that cradles us and leaves us with thousands of images.
While Random Recipe is delightfully slow-cooking a third album in the oven, have a taste of an authentic, organic and delicious side dish; FABjustfab! Presenting her Palm Rap demo; a fun, forward-thinking, psychadelic world of nature’s raps over warm sun beaming beats.
MIGS AND SILENT J
Growing up in Mile End, a part of the Plateau-Mount-Royal borough of Montreal, known for its culture as an artistic neighbourhood, home to artists, musicians, writers and filmakers, these two brothers incarnate the old school, East Coast, 90’s rap scene. With inspirational and influential hip hop pioneers the likes of Notorious B.I.G. Nas and Big L, MIGS AND SILENT J’s punchy fast flows and vivid storytelling while "rippin the mic" embody the struggles and emotions of young adults today. Together with MIGS’ rythmic and clever lines and SILENT J’s surprising spewing of intense lyrics while "spittin a rhyme" will give you a taste of East Coast x West Coast rap music.