FUSE ROOM 418 College, 416-920-5937
VIBE A small, low-key, comfortable bar on that strip of College just before it gets chi-chi. More Kensington Market than College Street, the decor is makeshift, the walls covered in paintings by young artists. Still a new venue, Fuse hasn't really settled into any particular style of DJ night, but you can assume you won't hear top 40. The crowd varies but tends toward those in their low 20s.
VALUE There's usually no cover and no coat check. A pint of beer will run you $5.25 (at my last visit all they had was Creemore), but a mixed drink or shot comes to $6, which is a bit high.
BATHROOMS Small and in the basement, nothing to get excited about. Not pristine, but our female companion had nothing bad to say either, so they're not too scary.
LINEUP This is a tiny place with no doorman. If there's a queue, it's because it's at capacity and you won't get in.