STRANGELOVE 587 College • 416-588-7625
VIBE At this laid-back lounge in the middle of the College strip, you'll find DJs playing most nights, spinning electro, house, hip-hop and dance-floor flavours. The crowd is a bit younger and less chi-chi than at some of the surrounding venues.
PAST LIVES Last known as Chinadoll, it shares much the same layout. However, there's more open space and less seating now, making it feel more like a club. Before Chinadoll, the spot was known as Butt'r.
VALUE Don't expect any cover charge, and budget about $6 for a mixed drink. In general, prices are in line with the rest of the neighbourhood.
CAN YOU DANCE? Unlike its last few incarnations, Strangelove is better set up for dancing. The bass isn't crushing in the rear dance area, but it's substantial enough to get toes tapping and asses shaking.