609 Queen West
VIBE A small DJ lounge featuring a wide variety of music, from hiphop to electro to house to alternative. The space/science fiction theme the bar used to be known for has been toned down, and recent renovations have opened it up and made it feel roomier. There's a tiny licensed patio out front for smoking and people-watching.
PEDIGREE Originally opened by the former owners of Industry Nightclub, Nasa was sold last year and has since been remodelled. The new owners, while keeping a similar lineup of musical styles, are trying to inject a bit of an alternative queer vibe into the joint.
SOUND & LIGHTS The sound system is better than it used to be, but it comes across as a bit harsh when turned up loud. There's little fancy lighting to make you dizzy.
DANCING OR CHILLING The small dance floor is more conducive to dancing since the renovations, and there's plenty of seating for those who'd rather sit and chat.