Club Trinport , 249 Ossington, 416-516-6004 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE A grungy basement bar that gets used for a variety of events. Some nights you'll find underground metal bands, other nights indie dance parties, roots reggae or drum 'n' bass. Looks like a sports bar, which is what you'll find if nothing else is going on.
SOUND & LIGHTS They won't win any awards for their battered sound system or for the handful of spotlights pointed at the small stage. It is pretty loud, though, even if there isn't much bass.
VALUE The cover charge is low if there is one, and drinks are fairly cheap. Imported beer goes for $5 a bottle.
BATHROOMS In a place like this you expect the washrooms to be semi-functional and dirty, but they weren't that bad when I dropped by. Still, it's not the place to take that neat-freak date.