69 Bathurst 416-603-8188, www.statetheatre.ca Rating: NNNNN
VIBE A brand new mid-size venue whose owners plan to feature hiphop and old school on Fridays, house on Saturdays and special events during the week. It's set up for both DJs and live performers, so it's bound to be used for a variety of events. While the club isn't completely finished, the general feel is an upscale event theatre.
PAST LIVES Most recently it was known as Tangier (and retains some of the same owners), but is probably better known as Studio 69. It was also once called Savannah Lounge.
LIGHTS & SOUND In the middle of the room the sound is loud and has a fair amount of bass, but outside of that area it's significantly quieter. The lighting isn't particularly fancy, so don't worry about being blinded by lasers.
VALUE Expect to spend $6.50 on a beer. They're not really catering to the budget-conscious crowd. If you want to drop a lot of money, they offer bottle service, which will get you reserved seating and VIP entrance.