Souz dal 636 College, 416-537-1883
VIBE A College Street fixture for an impressive 14 years, in many ways Souz Dal predicted the cocktail lounge trend now dominating the neighbourhood. It's a small, dark and cozy bar, with big front windows that open onto the street for people-watching. Casual and modest without seeming rundown.
VALUE A domestic beer runs you $4, one of the famous martinis $7.25. No cover ever.
PATIO ACTION There's a tiny patio in the back that's crammed with tables and covered in the winter. You can't see much, but look straight up on a clear night and you'll see the stars.
DANCING OR LOUNGING DJs spin some nights, but it's not the kind of place people dance up a storm. Generally, the DJ is also the bartender.