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Roxy Blu – Sat June 12 2005 – R.I.P

12 Brant Street, just north of King St. West and 1 block west of Spadina

Now the fabulous Eight Resto Lounge is in it’s place (review coming soon)

I’ve been to the Roxy several times on a Saturday night and it has always had an interesting crowd feeding off the same great music. If house is your forte then this is the place to be. Not just any old house, but deep soul influence house. Roxy’s sound system has enough thumping bass to reset your pacemaker, so come prepared to feel the vibe. There are two rooms on the “main” floor – the loungy bar area, and the large open room where the actual parting goes on.

The lounge area has it’s own DJ spinning everything tribal to progressive house, but it is the open room that has the percussionist’s accompanying the soul sessions of resident DJ Winston Thompson. Downstairs there are also two adjacent rooms that they call Surface. Again you are libel to hear all things house – from progressive to garage, to techno. The recent smoking ban has transported the smokers to the little makeshift patio Roxy has facing the sidewalk. This area could also be mistaken for a lounge area judging from the number of people occupying every square inch of it. Overall, I had a good time dancing to the beats. However, as far as male and female eye candy goes, the casually dressed crowd was a little lacking in that department. I would say that the women had far superior eye candy factor to the men, because they actually came dressed in their Saturday’s finest . The love factor was also lacking on this occasion, which is somewhat unusual for the Roxy. Too many people were milling around trying to talk over the heavy beats than actually dancing for me to feel the warmth that night.

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 8 People – 6 Ambiance – 7 Love factor – 4

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June 12, 2005 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews, Uncategorized | Leave a comment