12 Brant www.roxyblu.com
VIBE For the past four years, Roxy Blu has been ground zero for deep house, Afro-Latin beats, soulful vocals and classic funk. Various promoters rotate throughout the month on Fridays, Saturdays are a bit more mainstream, and promoters rent the basement (Surface) for assorted one-offs. Lately the club's sound has expanded to include occasional techno jams at Surface.
VALUE Cover charge ranges from $10 to $25 depending on the guest DJ. Drinks aren't cheap ($6.25 for imported beer and mixed drinks). There's a coat check, but it's not mandatory.
BATHROOMS Small, but there's a couple on each floor (one in each of the four rooms). Not pristine but not filthy either.
LINEUP A couple years ago you'd find a long lineup every weekend, but it's not as busy as it used to be. Moves pretty quickly.