Simply put, the Railway Club is the best small venue in the city. Its capacity listing of 175 will reduce many a regular to knowing laughter. On a busy night (and there are many), the upstairs hangout is crammed wall-to-wall with sweaty patrons. Featuring three rooms, two miniature railroads and a kitchen that's open late, the club has been in operation since the 1930s and is steeped in local lore. Amicable employees lend the venue a neighbourhood pub ambience. Always eager to champion roots, folk and solo artists, the club also regularly opens its stage to both touring and local indie acts. A drunken sing-along is held on the first Monday of every month.