FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

We do not own any venues. We simply rent out venues for our events. At this time, most of our events are at Impact Lounge at 238 Parliament Street, but not always, so be sure to check the location information for the event you’re interested in attending.

Our events are all 19+ unless stated otherwise as the venues we run our events in are typically venues that sell alcohol and that is the law.

Yes, most events have a dress code. Be sure to read the event description on the ticket page carefully and ensure you understand and agree to wear the dress code of that particular event. Some dress codes are optional and others are mandatory. If unsure, don’t be shy to ask us.

We do not issue refunds. Ticket purchases are final. In the rare case that an event is cancelled or the date is changed, you will have the option to receive either a refund or a ticket to another event. Refunds do not include fees charged by the ticketing website as those are beyond our control.

Please read our full official refund policy here: Terms & Policies

That depends which event you are speaking of. We run 2 types of events:

  1. Events for Gay & Bi Guys: These events are exclusively for men. These include events like BARE, NAKED-ISH and JOCKS & SOCKS. 
  2. Events for Everyone: These events are open to all genders and orientations including allies. These include events like FRUITCAKE.

Note: when we say “men” or “guys”, that always includes Trans men. Transphobia isn’t cute and we don’t tolerate it at our events.

That depends which event you are speaking of. Typically any event that involves nudity or semi-nudity will have a strict no photos/videos policy. And events like FRUITCAKE will be photo/video friendly. Feel free to ask the host at the door when you enter the party if you are unsure.

Early bird tickets go on sale the day the event is published. Typically, we publish events at least 1 month in advance but there are times that we publish closer to the date. Keep your eyes peeled and make sure to open emails from us for extra heads up!

Yes. If you are interested in helping us sell tickets to events, you can earn a commission on what you sell. Please email us at info@awesomer.ca to signup.

FAQs for BARE (Totally Naked Party)

Yes. Gay, bi and trans men are invited to the party.

When you arrive, you will be directed to the Clothing Check where a cute & friendly attendant will provide you with a bag to put your clothes in. Get undressed (take everthing off except your shoes).

 

Once ready, you will hand him the bag and he will give you a number. When you are ready to leave, show the attendant your number and he will give you your clothes back.

The dress code for BARE is fully nude. If you’d like to be in underwear or a jockstrap, then we run an event called “NAKED-ISH Underwear Party” that will be more your cup of tea.

100%. We have a DJ and a dance floor in the main area. People love to dance and socialize at BARE.

If you’d like to get up to consensual play, then you may do so (and theres a dark room), but some also choose to simply dance & socialize and thats cool too! It’s a welcoming place for whatever you’re into.

It happens. Nobody is bothered by it, it’s natural and you’ll likely just get a compliment or two. 🙂

Yes, we have a dark room open for this event.

Yes, free condoms and lube are provided generously by ACT (The AIDS Committee of Toronto).

We have a strict “no means no” consent policy. Do NOT touch others without their consent. If someone says no, then STOP. Even if they said yes previously, everyone is free to change their mind at any time including while play is in progress.

 

Those who don’t follow our consent policy are asked to leave. Repeat and heinous offences may be subject to permanent banning from ALL of our events.

FAQs for NAKED-ISH (Underwear Party)

Yes. Gay, bi and trans men are invited to the party.

When you arrive, you will be directed to the Clothing Check where a cute & friendly attendant will provide you with a bag to put your clothes in. Get undressed down to your underwear, jockstrap or whatever form of undress you choose (your shoes MUST stay on).

Once ready, you will hand him the bag and he will give you a number. When you are ready to leave, show the attendant your number and he will give you your clothes back.

Dress code is Underwear or jockstraps. Full nudity is also permitted if you like. It’s an underwear party, so you cannot wear your street clothes at this event. NOTE: Shoes MUST be worn. 

100%. We have a DJ and a dance floor in the main area. People love to dance and socialize at NAKED-ISH.

If you’d like to get up to consensual play, then you may do so (and theres a dark room), but some also choose to simply dance & socialize and thats cool too! It’s a welcoming place for whatever you’re into.

It happens. Nobody is bothered by it, it’s natural and you’ll likely just get a compliment or two. 🙂

Yes, we have a dark room open for this event.

Yes, free condoms and lube are provided generously by ACT (The AIDS Committee of Toronto).

We have a strict “no means no” consent policy. Do NOT touch others without their consent. If someone says no, then STOP. Even if they said yes previously, everyone is free to change their mind at any time including while play is in progress.

 

Those who don’t follow our consent policy are asked to leave. Repeat and heinous offences may be subject to permanent banning from ALL of our events.

FAQs for MAZA

Not at all. This party is for everyone. All races, genders and orientations are welcome to join us!

There is generally people of all races that attend. You don’t need to know the music or speak the languages to have a great time! Our parties are inclusive and welcoming.

Bollywood music. 100% Bollywood music. It’s fun and will keep you dancing – come join us.

You bet. This party is for everyone. If your friends are LGBTQ-friendly, then they can join you for sure!

Come as you are. Many wear fun flowy shirts, others wear Bollywood patterns and some come and take off their shirt. Whatever you feel comfortable in works for this event.

Yes, people frequently dance and socialize at this party.

Yes, just ask any of the bartenders for a food menu. There are tables and chairs you can sit at and eat if you like. The menu is very pub-oriented “American” food so its things like fries, poutines, etc.

Yes, there are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for sale at this event.

People often come to these events either alone or in groups. Either way, you’ll have a great time! The organizers Karan and Matkai are always happy to introduce you to new people too. Don’t worry – we are a friendly bunch.

Yes, if you have a group of 10 or more people that wants to attend together, contact us and we are happy to offer discounted group rates.

Yes, there is usually a performer of some kind at the events. Depeneding on the event, there might be a drag queen, a belly dancer, a singer or other entertainment. It will always be a Bollywood and LGBTQ-centered performance that we offer.