BEST BIG CLUB
THE GUVERNMENT 132 Queens Quay East, 416-869-0045 Although there’ve been several challengers in the mega-club market, the Guvernment still has what it takes to stay on top of the heap. The sound is great, the light show crazy, the crowds huge, the guest DJs superstars and the overall production values are just higher than everywhere else. Granted, being the biggest means you’ll never be the coolest. You don’t go to the Guvernment looking for the underground but to get lost among thousands of people and for the complete sensory overload.
FOOTWORK 425 Adelaide West Out of the ashes of the now infamous warehouse parties at 99 Sudbury came Footwork, in a location where two clubs had already failed. Many wondered if it could translate its after-hours experience into a traditional club, but it’s gained momentum over the past few months. Early kinks have been ironed out, and the sound system keeps improving. With our serious shortage of good small clubs, Footwork has filled an important hole in the local scene.
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