THIS IS LONDON 364 Richmond West, 416-351-1100 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE An upscale dance club in the middle of the entertainment district, run by the same people as the Guvernment. Saturdays offer your standard mainstream sound, while Fridays are a bit more underground-focused and regularly feature big-name house, techno and electro DJs. There's a second level overlooking the main dance floor, which makes for good people-watching.
VALUE Expect to pay a hefty cover either night, although you may be able to haggle if you reserve a bottle-service table or booth, which isn't exactly cheap and is also the only way you'll be able to sit down.
BATHROOMS The women's is huge, more like a lounge than a bathroom. The boys', on the other hand, is much more modest.
THE LINEUP A bottle-service reservation gets you in the door quicker, but on a big night expect to wait unless you arrive very early. The dress code is ambiguous; they call it English-style, which translates as "nice enough to impress the door." You'll need to be at least 25 on Saturdays (23 if you're female) and 21 on Fridays. The search at the door is one of the most intimate you'll ever encounter.