Sneaky Dee’s March Update!

Warmer weather is right around the corner and we’re counting down the days. We’re heating things up this month to get you in the mood for spring. Drag your ass down here because March is going to be one hell of a month!


The Walking Dead is almost as addictive as our nachos. There’s no need to watch your favourite gory series on your own, so come watch the show and feast on specials with us on Sunday nights at 9 PM! We’ve got the Governor’s Daughter (Bailey’s, Peach Schnapps & Grenadine) and grand chilli nachos with pitchers to keep you coming back for more. Get here early save yourself a booth!


Huge thanks to everyone who’s supported John’s family and honoured his Dee’s legacy by buying a Brother! t-shirt. We miss him tons. By popular demand, we got more in stock, so use your next twenty bucks to grab one! All proceeds will be going to supporting John’s family and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Pick up yours at Dee’s or order online here.


On March 8, we’re getting rowdy with Cambridge’s own, Something you Whisper and St.Catherine’s post-hardcore knock-outs Bitter Kids! It’s all-ages, so you’re in for a packed mosh pit. Doors open at 6 PM. Make sure you’re ready for this one because it’s bound to get wild! Grab tickets here!


Featuring The 49th Parrallel, Days Like Today, Sparrows, Desmire, Vickie Vale & Young Funerals
Date: March 3rd, 2015 – 6PM

Featuring Clarity & Thacapitale
Date: May 6th, 2015 – 9PM
Price: $10 adv/ $12 at the door

Featuring Jubilee, YESYES, Nino Brown, Freeza Chin
Date: May 13th, 2015 – 10PM
Price: $10 after 11PM

Check out full listings here.

We’re expecting you, so DON’T LET US DOWN!Sneaky Dee’s

Sneaky Dee’s February Update!

Hey Slackers!

So apparently February is for the lovers, but this year we’re making it all about the Dee. If you’re looking for an excuse not to be stuck home watching crappy “rom-coms” alone with a tub of ice cream, we’ve got you covered. You’ve only got a few days til V-Day, so bring your dates, or come alone, for one hell of a party!


Wavelength is 15! Like all 15-year-olds, it’s ready to make out with everyone in the city. No wonder it’s going down on Valentine’s Day weekend! Party with us here onFebruary 13 for awesome sets by Art Bergman, Controller.Controller’s reunion (FINALLY), Brides, and more! Tickets are super limited at the door so get here early. Read up on the rest of the fest here!


Wednesdays can be a real drag, but not when you’re shakin’ it at What’s Poppin’! Toronto’s best weekly hip-hop party has plenty of $3 beers and unforgettable tunes. Oh, and ladies, you get in for free before 11. We’ll make sure you’re moving on the floor till last call!


For all of you early birds and late-night pub crawlers, we’ve got some Fucked Up dishes to hit that greasy spot. The Queen of Heart Attacks and The Fucked Up Breakfast, masterminded by the Fucked Up gang, are available all day at Sneaky Dee’s. Whip out your Dee’s app on Show Your App Mondays to get it at half price! Let us know what you think of the Fucked Up Breakfast on Twitter with #FUBREAKFAST!


Wavelength Music Festival
Feat. Controller.Controller (AHH!), Art Bergmann, Brides & more
Date: February 13th, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.
Price: $10

Sate: Saturday nights, 11 p.m.
Price: $5

That’s all folks. Check out the listings here. Now go out and do things!

Rest In Peace Brother. Here’s to Big John.

Big John always made everyone who walked through our front doors feel like they were right at home. As our head of security, Big John stood guard not only because it was his job, but because he was passionate about making Dee’s awesome every night.

From his bear hugs to his cheery greetings of “Hey Brother!” or “Hello Beautiful”, John worked those doors everyday with a smile on his face. We’ve spent the last couple days remembering the best times we had with Big John and we know you have been too.

We asked everyone to send in their best memories and photos of John, and had an overwhelming response. Below are just a few memories from the family, staff, and Dee’s regulars.


“My daughter Pearl loved Big John.” – Kevin Tsai

“ One night at Sneak’s, I lost a bracelet that meant a lot to me. I told John to look out for it in case he saw it at the end of the night. While I was enjoying whatever band was playing, I saw John and some other team members shining their flashlights on the floor all over the venue. Somehow, in a packed bar, they found my bracelet for me and returned it. John always greeted me like an old friend anytime I came there, and the place won’t be the same without him.” – Anna Wiesen

“My favourite memory is my last memory of him, when he came to his own fundraiser and tried to PAY for a “Brother!” shirt.” – Scott Scooter

“He was always gentle and kind, the number one way to do security in my experience. Big John will be missed.” – Amy Millan



“I worked at Dee’s for 3 years, from 2009 to 2012. John became instant family (like the rest of the staff), and watched over me and everyone else every minute he was in the building. If ever I was getting trouble from my tables, a mere look across the room at John was enough for him to know I needed him and he always had my back.

My most recent memory of John was last summer, when me and husband had our wedding reception upstairs at Dee’s. I have attached a couple photos of us. The other photo is from the staff christmas party in 2011. We always do secret Santa, and I drew John. As soon as I saw the brass knuckle coffee mug, I knew I had found the perfect gift.

Words can’t express how profoundly his loss has been and will be felt. He was an incredible human being, a one of a kind gentleman, a loyal friend and the best hugger who ever hugged.” – Lauren Greenwood



“ I loved how every single time I showed up to work he greeted me with a huge hug and asked about my day. I liked how he loved showing me pictures of his family, horses and dogs. He was genuine to every person he met. I know that every person who knows of his passing, felt something in one way or another because he was such an awesome person and made such an impact on so many people. He will be missed.” – Erin Maggie

“The TO music scene lost someone special. If you know Sneaky Dees, you knew him. We’ll miss you Big John.” – Raina Douris

 “Much like everyone, my favourite memory of John was his hugs. When I was new to the city and met him through some of the Dee’s staff, he was always there to greet me with a “Hello Beautiful!” and a big bear hug. Whenever I saw him outside I’d always stop for a hello and a hug. He had such a warm nature and big heart, even at his fundraiser he approached me with “hello beautiful” and gave me a big hug, and it took everything to fight the tears. It meant so much that he went out of his way to give me another hug even though he was surrounded by people. I attended the funeral and am grateful to his family for allowing the public to pay their respects to such a wonderful human. My heart goes out to those who are feeling this loss the hardest.” – Jessica Real

“Someone attempted to steal a guitar from me after a show at sneaks. This big dude stopped him and saved my guitar. It was John. – Brandon Tuck



“ Since the first day I met John, I’ve always been one of his girls. From that day forward he always looked out for me, threatened anyone that treated me poorly, and above everything ALWAYS made me smile. Especially when I needed it most. He was always there when I needed a hug and a good laugh. Every moment spent with him will be remembered forever and everyday I will miss him. All of my best memories at Sneaks involved John.  Love you always.” – Kory Lynn

“It was so sad to hear. John was always the happiest person and never forgot who you were. He always made my day better with his positivity and I would stop to chat and hug him even if I wasn’t going inside. All my love to the Sneaks family and Johns family, he will be missed.” – Vanessa Marie Rose


Whether you met Big John once or if you’d known him forever, his good attitude was unforgettable. Always remember Big John for being a  good man and a better friend. His memory will always live on a Dee’s. Here’s to you brother!

Remembering Big John

Big John

**Sneaky Dee’s will be closed from 11am-5pm on Thursday, February 5.**


We’re saddened to share that our dear friend, Big John, has passed away.

Big John took care of Dee’s and not because it was his job as head of security. He genuinely cared about each and every one of you. He will be missed by so many. We are not alone during this and have each other. Let’s remember the great moments he brought to our community together.

Now you see, there are very few people as special as Big John was. His love reached farther and wider than all of ours combined. He showed strength and positivity in the trickiest of moments. He bent over backwards to be a good person even when it wasn’t convenient.

He made you smile when you needed it. He did what he said he was going to do and when he said he was going to do it. He worked damn hard and with a smile always. He had high standards and never let them slip. He was consistent and always appreciative of the simple things. We have much to learn from Big John, and if he were here now for big bear hug, we’re sure he would say not to worry about him and that he’s good. Because that is just what he said, always. It is a huge loss to lose such a genuine man.

To Dee’s fans, if there is anything we can do to help – someone to talk to, someplace to go, somewhere to share memories – we’re there for you. Big John’s funeral and visitations will be held at Heritage Funeral Centre on 50 Overlea Boulevard in Toronto. Everyone in the Dee’s community is welcome. Full details:

First visitation: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Second visitation: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Funeral: Thursday, February 5th, 2015, 10:00am 
At Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church – 30 Thorncliffe Park Drive

Our hearts go out to Big John. We’ll miss you, brother.

Sneaky Dee’s Customer Appreciation Night

Well.. it’s that time of year again. The crew here at Sneaky Dee’s truly feel lucky to be a part of the community that we’re in, and feel it’s only right that we give back. Sneaky Dee’s is stoked to host a customer appreciation night to top all other customer appreciation nights, on February 5th, for all of our friends.

Whether you’re a regular in the restaurant downstairs, the venue upstairs, or a little of both – we’re stoked to throw a big ass party in your honour! We have some great things planned this year and you can count on good friends,  live music (of course), and of course NO COVER. We have a few tricks up the ol’ sleeve as well, but you’ll have to wait for those.

Don’t worry we won’t leave you sitting around listening to cheesy elevator music, our friends Gold Complex will make sure you’re rockin’ and rollin’ all night long.

Sounds too good to be true? All you have to do is RSVP here. Here’s to starting the weekend early.

Thank you all for another great year, and an even better one to come.

Dee’s January Update!

Happy New Year, friends!

January is here! Looking to punch those annoying winter blues right in the face?  We’ve got everything you need to survive this month in the comfort of your home, or our mosh pit!


If you don’t feel like leaving your bed, but want the best Tex Mex feast your money can buy, then guess what? SNEAKY DEE’S DELIVERS! Never leave Netflix or your Snuggie again. Place your order here! You’re welcome.


Were your New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, reconnect with old friends and expand your mental capacity? Dee’s has everything to make your resolutions come true! Dance off those holiday pounds at Shake-A-Tail and What’s Poppin’, and show off your pop culture know-how at Another Round Trivia! Details below!

Another Round Trivia
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
No Cover
Located upstairs @ Sneaky Dees

What’s Poppin’
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9:30-2am
No Cover

Date: Every Saturday Night
Time: 11pm-2am
Cover: $5


We wanna make sure you find love before V-Day. Sneaky Dee’s missed connections let you anonymously (or not so anonymously) try to track down the cutie you saw here last night. Send your #DeesMissedConnections info to our Facebook inbox or Twitter @TheSneakyDees with #DeesMissedConnections! We’ll spread the word!


Featuring Marcus Visionary, Lush, Freeza Chin, Frandiscos, Pali, Skip and More!
Date: January 16th, 2015
Time: 10pm
Cover: $10 doors

Date: January 22nd, 2015
Time: 9pm
Cover: $10 advance, $12 door

There… that’s it. Check out the listings here. Now get off your butt, and do something!


***Early bird tickets ($10) are available until DECEMBER 25th at Ticketfly, Rotate This, Soundscapes, and the main floor bar at Sneaky Dee’s **


Quit whining about the cold and heat up your New Year’s Eve with us December 31!

Awesome music, cheap beer, makeouts, you know the drill.

Screw trying to be a better person – our resolution is to PARTY. Grab your tickets already!

Doors: 10pm

December 24: 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. NO DELIVERY
December 25: CLOSED
December 26: 11:00 A.M. – 4:30 A.M. (Regular Hours)
January 1: 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 A.M. NO DELIVERY

Happy Holidees!