Address: 1279 Queen St. West
Type: Nightclubs, Live Music Venues
Rating: 0.00 / 100
The cryptically-named Wrong Bar has taken over the old Dragonfly spot (and the short-lived B-Sweet). The difference this time around is that the new owners - Nav Sangha a.k.a. DJ Nasty Nav and Chris Harper a.k.a. DJ Jelly - are well connected in the Queen West scene.
Anchored by the ambitious duo, Wrong Bar displays a rugged attention to detail - from the vintage pinball machine to the eclecticly-stocked jukebox. In particular, the boys tried to avoid the contemporary clichés of bar-making, hoping instead to give Wrongbar the austerity of Parkdale’s distinctive character.
In the front area, a long service bar accommodates about forty people, while a dimly lit lounge area is decorated with leather sofas and coffee tables. An elevated DJ station is the focus of the back space, while the dance floor is spacious enough to host one hell of a party – good thing, as people will be lured here to groove to the talent playing from the live stage.
Having a penchant for the area, the location “vibe” was key to Harper and Sangha. The two have worked in just about every indie record shop in the city, including Rotate This, where they worked together. As for street cred, Harper was the original bar manager at The Beaconsfield, and has tended bar at Lee’s Palace, Communist Daughter, and Sweaty Betty’s. Meanwhile, Sangha owns his own independent record store, Play De Record (357A Yonge Street), just started up his own recording label (Nasty Mix), and his name can usually be found attached to any of the hippest events around town.