Z 812 Dundas West, 416-361-3513 Rating: NNNNN
Z is a smallish two-floor club owned by the same folks who own Neu+ral. As at its sister bar, there’s a focus on alternative, goth and industrial sounds, but it hosts indie dance parties and live bands on occasion. Not fancy, but not a complete dive either.
Most recently, this spot was known as the White Orchid, and many people still refer to it as such because the old sign is still up and some events have carried over from those days.
A domestic beer will run you $4.50, and there are generally some drink specials early in the night. Cover charge is usually small.
CAN YOU DANCE?
There’s lots of floor space, it’s dark and the music is loud. Definitely more geared to dancing than lounging.