BOVINE SEX CLUB
542 Queen West 416-504-4239 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE A Queen West institution for almost 15 years and the official hangout for several generations of the black leather and rock 'n' roll crowd. You can hear live bands, and most nights DJs focus on glam, hard rock, metal and retro 80s tunes. The scrap-metal- strewn decor hasn't changed much since the early days and still evokes some post-apocalyptic bar from Mad Max.
LIGHTS & SOUND The sound is actually fairly decent for a rock club, even though their DJ booth looks like it was put together with gear from a yard sale. No flashy club lighting, just Christmas lights threaded through the debris hanging from the ceiling.
OUTDOOR ACCESS There's no patio, but in an attempt to deal with the anti-tobacco laws, the back room has been closed off for the smokers. While the room does have its own ventilation, the smoke can get pretty thick once the place fills up.
GETTING IN THE DOOR Cover charge is rarely more than $5, and more often it's free to get in. Even if you're pushing 30, bring your ID. They check almost everyone.