217 Richmond West 416-593-6116 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE A fixture in the centre of the club district for about a decade - much longer than the vast majority of area bars - Fluid is primarily a commercial club but not exclusively top 40. Two rooms, one with a larger dance floor, one with more spots to lounge.
SOUND & LIGHTS In most mainstream dance clubs, sound isn't really a priority, but in this case they've actually put a bit of effort into it. The main room sounds punchy and loud, and the lighting system isn't bad either. The smaller room is quieter.
BATHROOMS The main washrooms have attendants. There are smaller unmonitored ones in the lounge, which are clean but not as well maintained.
OUTDOOR ACCESS The back alley has what could be described as a patio. It's a tiny roped-off area for the smokers, but it's not licensed, so you'll have to leave your drinks inside.