36 Wellington East 416-306-2433 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE As you might guess by the name, Pravda Vodka Bar is a Russian-themed and vodka-focused bar. There are DJs most nights, playing house, old school, R&B and more. It's a small joint, but the layout makes it feel bigger than it is. Russian Communist memorabilia covers the walls, and the overall style is very classic.
DANCING OR LOUNGING Don't expect too much dancing here - it's more of a lounge. There's enough space in front of the DJ for a bit of movement, but that's not really what you come here for.
VALUE If you were inclined to spend a bunch of money on fancy martinis or bottle service, you could burn through a lot of cash pretty easily. However, if you're on a budget, you can come earlier to take advantage of the specials.
SPECIAL FEATURES Ever experienced a traditional vodka tasting? Unlike wine tasting, you're encouraged to actually swallow the booze, washing it down with a bite of a pickle and preparing your palate by smelling Russian rye bread. If you want to get fancier, pair up your vodka samples with a plate of caviar.