BRIN 340 Adelaide West Rating: NNNNN
VIBE A new, small lounge in the heart of the entertainment district, with DJs most nights. It's still finding its identity, so one night you might find a techno party booked there, while the next night might offer R&B. The mood is fairly relaxed and laid-back, but with the right event you might find a full-on party going down.
PAST LIFE Best known as the Apothecary, which had a long run under various owners over the years. The general layout remains the same, but the look is darker and warmer. The outdoor pita stand is still there, serving both the street and the bar.
PATIO ACTION Brin's most noticeable features are the large rooftop and rear patios that provide excellent vantage points for spying on the clubland madness down on the street. Keep in mind that on slower nights the roof may not be open.
VALUE Cover is usually low (if there is one at all), and a bottle of beer costs $4.75 for a domestic or $5.75 for an import.