Since 1947, this much-loved honky-tonk has played a crucial role in Toronto’s music community. The country and blues sounds it showcased in the ‘60s and early ‘70s gave way to punk and New Wave, while its current booking policy primarily concentrates on modern rock and roots music styles. The Stones had a secret gig here in 1997, and the likes of Los Lobos, Wilco, and local heroes Blue Rodeo have also graced its stage. For over 2 decades, the free Nu Music Night every Tuesday has presented some real gems. The expanded room now holds 520, and a friendly and unpretentious atmosphere has remained constant.