INSOMNIA 563 Bloor West, 416-588-3907 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE Insomnia has been an Annex fixture for about a decade, a mellow spot to chill out in while DJs spin the latest tunes. The kitchen is open till 2 am, which makes it not only a place to start your night but a popular spot to wrap it up, too.
PAST LIVES Originally, Insomnia was an Internet café, but over the years it’s transitioned into a proper DJ lounge and ditched the computers.
VALUE There’s no cover, and a mixed drink will run you $5.25. If you’re eating, you might want to check your wallet first, or stick to tapas.
CAN YOU DANCE? DJs play various styles of dance music, but there’s not much room to move. Probably best to stick to bobbing your head and tapping your foot.