961 College, 416-516-2531, www.smilingbuddhabar.com Rating: NNNNN
VIBE A small bar just west of the main College strip with a wide range of entertainment from punk rock bands to karaoke and DJ parties. The quirky, eclectic and bohemian look may not be completely intentional. Casual and laid-back is the overall vibe.
BATHROOMS For a bar that hosts punk rock nights, the washrooms are actually in pretty good condition. Far from fancy, but not as scary as you might anticipate.
SOUND & LIGHTS Buddha's not going to win any awards in this department, but for a small bar the owners have done a good job. It's got pretty much anything you'd need for a live show or DJ night.
CAN I DANCE? Though not designed to be a dance club, it has enough floor space to get down, should you feel the urge to shake your booty.