1. THE HOOF COCKTAIL BAR
A classic and modern speak easy cocktail bar boasting some of the most unique drink combinations as well as a selection of farm to table dining in a beautiful environment.
SIP ON: Sparkling Thing (Cava + Amaro Montenegro + Brown Sugar + Orange Blossom Water + Peychaud’s)
In the heart of club district a new type of entertainment venue opens as an elevated dinner experience. The new cocktail bar/dinner club takes the concept of mystery dinner theatre to the next level for Toronto. Contortionists, trapeze artists and burlesque dancers randomly emerge throughout the evening to entertain an awestruck audience.
SIP ON: Tequila and Ginger Beer ($10) - sweet, spicy & strong
SHOW FEE: ($30 on Saturday, $20 otherwise)
619 King St W, Toronto
3. SHAMEFUL TIKI ROOM
Rod Moore's Vancouver extension is located in trendy up & coming Parkdale. Perfectly recreating the post-war glory years of Tiki offering up an extensive exotic cocktail menu. As you immerse yourself into the bar you escape into another world skillfully decorated to make their guests feel as if they have just stepped off the plane in Hawaii.
SIP ON: Mystery Bowl ($23) - designed to serve between two to three people, it's a mix of secret ingredients perfectly combined into a delicious drink. When the bowl arrives you will hear the loud banging of a gong to announce the delivery.
1378 Queen St. W Toronto
The latest offering from Nota Bene owners Yannick Bigourdan, David Lee and Franco Prevedello approaches this new bar in favor of casual service and delicious home-style cooking. The Carbon Bar makes one of the best old fashioned cocktails in the city. The bar area is a perfect post-work spot boasting a large buzzing bar area.
The Alibi ($16), a blend of tequila, Chartreuse, lemon, and buckthorn guajillo chili syrup
99 Queen St. E Toronto
5. EAST THIRTY-SIX
Cocktails and fancy French bites are served in this chic 1920’s-style bar with all black and white décor. The house made ingredients for craft cocktails and shareable gourmet dishes are perfect for a casual after work drink and dining experience. Co-owner and mixologist Julien Salomone brings a wealth of knowledge to the beverage game, while Chef Brent Maxwell prepares delicious affordable sharing plates.
SIP ON: The Borsalino ($13) expertly blends rye and Cynar, a bitter artichoke liquer, and is sweetened with maple syrup and brightened with tart lime
36 Wellington St. E Toronto
6. BAR BATAVIA
Bar Batavia sits above Indonesian-Dutch inspired snack bar Little Sister. The cocktail bar shows off gorgeous hand painted walls, velvet tufted banquette couches and an indulgent atmosphere. Located in midtown Toronto guests from all around the city come to taste spicy bar snacks while chatting side by side with a great cocktail in hand listening to hip-hop jazz ensembles or occasionally a live DJ.
SIP ON: The Devil's Right Hand ($12) Tromba Reposado - Seasonal Berries - Chili Tincture
2031 Yonge St. Toronto