Toronto’s downtown club scene has changed significantly in recent years, and a longstanding nightlife spot recently fell victim to the shift this fall, when The Devil’s Martini closed. But instead of lamenting the loss, those on the hunt for great places to dance to DJ beats have been busy checking out Uniun (pronounced like “union”), which opened in place of the former club. Photo courtesy of Uniun
The Devil’s Martini was known as a popular party spot for the over-25 crowd, who came to enjoy bottle service and get down to R&B and dance hits on the large dance floor. Uniun also offers bottle service and significant space for dancing. But the large 16,000 square foot space – opened as a factory in the 1920s – has been made over, the most notable feature of the new space being thousands of LED lights which line the walls and ceiling. Patrons can now expect dazzling light shows to accompany the tunes.
Capacity is 1,500, and those looking for libation but not interested in bottle service can make use of Uniun’s six bars. Guests who prefer to party away from the crowds can grab a booth in the VIP space, which has its own bar.
Charles Khabouth, who has been at the forefront of some of Toronto’s nightclubs and restaurants over the past two decades – including The Guvernment – is betting Uniun will be a hit in the city’s club district. While only time will tell, early reviews suggest he’s kept his successful streak alive.