JOE 250 Richmond West 416-971-6563 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE This multilevel club in the middle of the entertainment district is just wrapping up renovations on the first two floors. It's moving to a pubbier atmosphere from a club vibe, although it will maintain a clubbier feel on the third floor. Mainstream music most nights, and on warm Friday nights they've been doing a foam party.
PAST LIFE Formerly known as Whiskey Saigon. Like its former incarnation, it still attracts lots of students.
VALUE A domestic bottle of beer runs you $5, as does a mixed drink - a good value for the area. The second floor will soon be home to 50-cent draft, ridiculously cheap even for a 4-ounce glass.
GET OUTSIDE There's a decent-sized rooftop patio with a bar and some covering in case of rain.