NEU+RAL 349a College 416-926-1212 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE This is a brand new alternative rock dance bar, with a small stage for live bands, low ceilings (it's in a basement) and a cozy, warm vibe. There are DJs most nights, and the music is somewhere in between Britpop, goth and alternative rock.
VALUE Drink prices here are reasonable, and if the event isn't free the cover charges are low. It's cheap, but the space is much nicer than the typical dive.
DANCING AND CHILLING There are a few corners to lounge in as well as a large horseshoe-shaped bar to sit at. Most of the space, however, is devoted to the dance floor, which generally fills up later in the night.
THIS LOOKS FAMILIAR Some may remember this spot in its 1990s incarnation as the Lion's Pub, where artists like the Deadly Snakes, Do Make Say Think and Jake Fairley all played early gigs before the rest of the world cared.