577 King 577 King West, 416-977-7080 www.577king.com Rating: NNNNN
VIBE 577 King is a cozy new lounge just outside the club district. The look is a mix of classic upscale ornamentation and clean modern accents. Music tends toward mainstream hiphop, R&B and house, although promoters also use the spot for more underground sounds. So far it's only known by its address, but there's talk of rechristening it Lo Ki sometime soon.
PAST LIVES Best known as the dirty, dark, rave-inspired Area 51, it was also a lounge (Volume) and a live rock club (Crowbar).
VALUE Expect a $10 cover on weekends. Domestic bottled beer runs $7 ($6 for a generic mixed drink).
CAN YOU DANCE? Generally spots like this are more about bottle service and private booths, but it actually has a decent amount of floor space for dancing and a powerful (in this case painfully loud) sound system.