ARTHURS 501 College, 416-413-9998 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE Yet another College strip restaurant/lounge - upscale, but not so fancy that you'll get kicked out for wearing sneakers. Like most of its neighbours, it's a long, narrow space with the main bar in the front room and a back room with more seating. Thursday to Saturday you can hear DJs laying down tunes for a mature, well-heeled crowd.
VALUE An imported beer will run you $7, and you should expect to drop a bit of coin if you're eating. No cover charge.
CAN YOU DANCE? The layout bar doesn't really encourage dancing, and the music is fairly quiet by nightlife standards, so don't expect much fancy footwork.
PAST LIFE Years ago this was an auto body shop, but you'd be lying if you said you can still recognize it.