Bambi's is tucked in the corner of Dundas and Dovercourt, but its charm is far more polished than the average Dundas West dive.
There's certainly thought put into the way the place looks. There's something hyper-modern in its cohesion - the minimalistic furniture matches, and arranged with an almost geometric gusto.
Exposed stone walls and pipes give it an industrial quality and saves it from being too slick. It's darker than your average bar, but not dingy, and it feels justified.
This place is a basement, after all - the kind of basement that would recall back alleys, dungeons, and other places you'd go out of your way to be inappropriate in.
Most nights start late but by midnight, the trickle of patrons accelerate to a full-on downpour. (Night owls, you're welcome; early birds, don't bother - at least, not on weekends.)
The crowd is diverse, and like the bar, stylish but unpretentious. The bar staff manages quite nicely, despite the masses that surround them; there's a high-five and smile for everyone.
The music is certifiably techno, heightening its otherworldly, underground vibe. Bambi's definitely has an edge, but there's little ceremony or stiffness about it.
The Night Shift crew joins forces this week with western Canada's vinyl label Heart to Heart.
Cherriep is easily one of our favourite artists in the city and when he approached us with the idea of a HTH label showcase/ EP release party we said okay and then did a fucking cartwheel.
Ben took control of the lineup and gave it a good spanking. He's hauled in one of Edmonton's finest dance f...
Invisible City Presents:
Robert Bergman BREW / Rush Hour Store
"For those of you who dont know the full and unexpurgated Robert Bergman story, it goes a little something like this. Robert Bergman used to be the kid that wouldnt leave the record store so the record store offered him a job. He could have been born and brought up in Amsterdam, but he is not. His dad was not a crazy Jimi Hend...
After our heartbreaking first attempt to bring the gqom legend to Toronto we have secured a new date at the legendary Bambi's grotto. The king is back...
DJ LAG GQOMking [Durban, SA]
Expert local support from
Chippy Nonstop Intersessions
Young Teesh Baby Blue...