BRASSERIE AIX 584 College 416-588-7377
VIBE In Paris, a brasserie is the equivalent of a pub here - you see a few on every corner and they pretty much look the same. The owners of Brasserie Aix aren't French, but they like Paris, so they decided to use that format for a bar/restaurant on the College strip. Fridays and Saturdays feature DJs, with occasional special events on Thursdays. As in Paris, you probably won't see the crowd dancing to the DJ. The music's more for background noise and to set the mood.
VALUE The place looks pretty fancy, but the prices aren't too unreasonable, considering this strip. Domestic beer will run you $5 and a mixed drink $5.75. There's no cover, so this isn't a bad place for pretending you're rich.
BATHROOMS Clean and nicely designed. Lots of mirrors and creative use of coloured mirrors. Not huge, but neither is the bar.
LINEUP If you see a lineup, it's at capacity. There's no cover or search, so there won't be a queue otherwise.