There's a new vinyl bar in town, and it's hidden in the basement of Mint Museum of Toys (where Mr Punch used to be). Sonic Youth and Joy Division posters flank the walls and leather and wooden accents fill the space, illuminated by mood lighting and a neon pink sign that reads "turn off your mind, relax & flow downstream."
Live music is back and we couldn't be more excited. Before pandemic restrictions kicked in, the nightscape of our city was filled with an endless array of bars, cafés and restaurants ready with headbangin' tunes and heart-rending sets. After two years of quiet, we expect many live venues to stir back to life. Whether it's soulful jazz or powerful rock hits, here are our favourite live venues to keep tabs on. Get ready to clear your evenings.