BABY HUEY 70 Ossington, 416-992-5462 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE Baby Huey is a cozy little bar with a pub-like atmosphere, but classier and hipper than the average sports bar. Many will recognize owner Mike Homewood from his bouncer gigs at the Social (among other clubs) and his security company, while sports fans might know him from his CFL past. Baby Huey just opened, and the back room is still under construction. Expect a patio next summer.
PAST LIFE Only the neon in the windows remains from its time as a shady karaoke bar, and it's likely to be ripped out soon enough.
VALUE There's seldom a cover, almost always some kind of drink special for those on a budget. A domestic beer normally costs $4.50, a bar rail $5.50.
CAN YOU DANCE? There is a DJ booth, but the tunes are kept to a conversational level and there's not much room to boogie. It's more a place for sipping pints with friends than for shaking your tail feathers.