CADILLAC LOUNGE 1296 Queen West, 416-536-7717 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE An alt-country, rockabilly, blues and rock 'n' roll bar in the heart of Parkdale. Entertainment generally comes in the form of live bands, with the occasional exception. Standard bar food is on offer, and the kitchen stays open until 1 am.
VALUE If there's a cover charge, it's generally not more than $5. The food specials are often worth inquiring about, as is the so-called bucket of beer: five bottles of Amsterdam for $15.35 (plus tax).
PATIO ACTION The Cadillac boasts the largest patio on Queen, but it's in the back, which diminishes the people- watching opportunities. In the winter, half of it is covered and heated, and the other half is open to the stars for the smokers.
BATHROOMS Reasonably clean for a rock bar, but nothing fancy.