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VIBE The people behind Lava Lounge have opened this new spot in Kensington Market. Like Lava, it’s going to be a restaurant and bar, and has a stage and sound system for live acts and DJs. The renovations aren’t quite finished yet, but so far the space looks understated and clean. John Kong of Do Right! Music and the monthly Movement parties is the musical coordinator, so expect lots of jazz funk, underground hiphop and Latin beats.

VALUE If there is a cover, it will generally be low unless there’s a special guest from out of town. Drinks are priced closer to what you’d expect on College than in Kensington Market.

BATHROOMS The washrooms are clean and new and a reasonably large, although once the place gets busy they may prove a bit small.

LINEUPS Supermarket is bigger than Lava (which may close down soon to make way for condos), so significant lineups are unlikely.

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