510 King West 416-361-9004
CONCEPT Another chi-chi lounge/club on King West. You must call first to be put on the guest list, but you might talk your way past the door if you're famous. Speaking of which, I was asked not to take photos during regular hours as a courtesy to the celebrities who hang out there.
VIBE Nicely designed basement room with a cordoned-off VIP area for the fabulous. Weird patio outside in the alley. Upscale-dressed crowd in their later 20s to early 30s. Weekend patrons don't dance much, but weeknights draw a more downtown clientele who are up for more than just drinking and chatting. Music's generally on the deep house side of things, with a bit of neo-soul and old school.
VALUE Don't expect bargains, but drinks aren't as pricey as you'd think.
BATHROOMS Clean, and big enough for the capacity of the venue.