MIDPOINT 1180 Queen West, 416-537-4444 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE Low-key and casual, this new addition to the lively Queen West strip between the Drake and the Gladstone offers a wide mix of entertainment, from live rock bands to house DJs. It also serves Mexican food into the wee hours, providing much-needed late-night competition for the nearby Pizza Pizza.
PAST LIVES Most recently it was a short-lived pizza parlour, and before that Boom Shiva, a bohemian-themed vegetarian restaurant-bar.
VALUE No cover charge, and a bottle of domestic beer runs you $4 ($5 for an import). Food is reasonably priced, but not compared to fast food joints like Taco Hell.
CAN YOU DANCE? There really isn’t room to boogie, so don’t expect that to be the focus. It might seem like a good idea after a few beverages, though.