BOA-REDUX 270 Spadina, 416-977-1111
VIBE Kind of unique for Toronto. Though it doesn't have a liquor licence, that shouldn't matter much since it doesn't get going until after last call. As well, it's neither straight nor exclusively gay, it promotes to a mixed crowd. Formerly a movie theatre, the large two-level club features an extremely good sound system in the main room, male go-go dancers and performances on the stage. Format and feel are very similar to a Montreal after-hours club.
VALUE Since there's no bar, much of the income comes from the cover charge, which is significant. Before 2 am it'll cost you $20, but that keeps going up the later it gets. You can buy water or energy drinks for $5.
LINEUP There's an intense and thorough search at the door, complete with airport-style metal detector. This means that if you get there between 2 and 4 in the morning, you'll probably have to wait for a while. At least they have heaters by the door.
BATHROOMS Main-floor bathrooms are all individual stalls and unisex - small and minimal but clean. Find more traditional bathrooms in the lounge.