By Erica Ruth Kelly
Published November 1st, 2011 in The Globe and Mail.
For post-dinner fun, look no further than the Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill at 1254 MacKay. Located in the basement (get it?), this cozy establishment features world-class musicians who play in a range of styles, from American songbook to blues to avant-garde jazz (consult the schedule at http://www.upstairsjazz.com/en/). Bonus: You won’t have to strain to hear the music, as speaking while performers are on stage is prohibited.