Ice Lounge 222 Richmond West, 416-599-5683, www.icelounge.ca
VIBE A small club located in the heart of the entertainment district, formerly known as Lovesexxy. Best known for the rooftop patio, which in colder weather is tented and heated. Featues two sound systems, with DJs pumping out house, Latin, hiphop and R&B, depending on the night.
VALUE Expect a cover on weekends, but you can always e-mail them to be on the guest list. Mixed drinks run a bit over $5, but there are often drink specials early on. While the coat check is mandatory, there are no washroom attendants to tip.
BATHROOMS Small, cramped, reasonably clean.
LINEUP Door search, cover charge and coat check often make for a small lineup. It moves relatively quickly, though, so it's not that big a deal.