M LOUNGE 241 Richmond West, 416-595-5559 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE A glitzy new club/lounge in the heart of the entertainment district in the space formerly known as the Big Smoke, M has a large rectangular bar in the middle of the main space and a dance floor and lounge area behind the island. There are occasional special events, but most nights you'll hear a standard mainstream club mix.
VALUE They're not going for the bargain-hunter crowd. Expect a cover charge and relatively pricey drinks ($5.50 for a domestic bottle of beer, $6.50 for a mixed drink).
BATHROOMS On a busy night the men's room was surprisingly clean and there was no lineup.
CAN YOU DANCE? The place has the feel of a lounge, with chandeliers instead of lasers and strobe lights, but there is a dance floor and a loud club sound system.