BOOM SHIVA 1180 Queen West, 416-538-1300 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE A newish (about six months old) vegetarian restaurant and bar on that increasingly crowded strip between Gladstone and Dovercourt with a laid-back and bohemian vibe, live bands and the occasional DJ in the evenings. The kitchen stays open until midnight, so if you like to eat while you drink, you're in luck.
VALUE There's no cover, and a standard mixed drink runs you $5.25.
CAN YOU DANCE? On the night of our visit, a few people were dancing to the band, but that's pretty rare -- it's much more of a lounge than a club.
PAST LIVES Last known as the Dome, it now bears little resemblance to its former incarnation.