425 Adelaide West
VIBE A new club at the site where Matrixx used to be, this time chasing the upscale urban crowd rather than the goths. The entrance around back makes you feel like you're going into a booze can, but the interior is finished and smooth. The music Thursday through Saturday is hiphop, R&B and house, and the DJ equipment is hidden in a grand piano - a touch that's either creative or tacky, depending on your perspective.
VALUE It's only been open a few weeks, so the cover charge might go up. A domestic beer runs you $5, a mixed drink $6. There's a coat check, but it's not mandatory.
BATHROOMS Clean and decent sized, not as slickly designed as the rest of the place, but far from gross.
LINEUP Not much yet, but, like the cover, that might change.