THE IT: The Unlovable

Pacman will lure ‘em in every time. Story by Emily Blake.

The Unlovable (1415 Dundas St. W., near Gladstone)

Not everything happens on Queen Street. While new nightspot Parts & Labour is the darling of the fashion crowd, the newest bar to push us west on Dundas will appeal to a slightly different set. Owner Pol Cristo-Williams has proven adept at drawing in the scenesters at his two other joints, Sweaty Betty’s and The Red Light, but his new home away from home has a couple of secret weapons that should do the dirty work for him: Star Wars Pinball and Pacman.

Opening night saw a constant stream of competitors cracking out their best moves, whooping in victory and wailing in defeat. The girls (and guys) not feeling competitive are sure to enjoy the chic curved bar, the blackboard wall for impromptu artistic expression, and the well-stocked jukebox.

A warning to those aiming to be the next pinball Luke Skywalker: Don’t challenge Pol. He’s had months of practice playing into the wee hours. Game on!