Sonic Nightclub 270 Spadina, 416-599-5550
VIBE Legendary NYC house DJ David Morales's after-hours club in downtown Toronto, Sonic promises to be the late-night hot spot for the foreseeable future. Expect a mixed crowd of gays and straights, and don't bother going until late - it doesn't even open or serve booze until 1 am.
PAST LIVES Originally a cinema until it was became Boa-Redux, which has since moved on. The renovations have transformed the space, and the new, larger hardwood dance floor is a pleasure to dance on. Some of the people formerly involved in its last incarnation are still around, so expect some aspects of the vibe to be similar.
LINEUP The insane queue situation that happened on opening night will hopefully be resolved soon. If you hate lining up, you may want to show up long after the initial rush at last call.
SOUND & LIGHTS When Sonic was Boa, the sound system was easily its best attribute, but the new system is at least as good, if not better. The ridiculous amount of lighting that's been installed provides a wide variety of moods and effects over the night.