Stepping Out in Toronto? Here are our recommendations for great bars and restaurants in Toronto for good time.
Nowadays, most of the places in Toronto tend to be over-hyped or too mainstream. It is always nice when you have a place to go and relax, to put the burden of your work day aside. Not all the clubs and bars can provide you with that “solitude among people”. We as individuals tend to follow the trends, thus forgetting that the point of going out is to have a good company in descent environment. High prices don’t presume better quality of the drinks; more people in the club don’t presume better service. This is our choice for the best, intimate clubs that give you the feeling of privacy for smaller but selected groups.
Reposado Restaurant – Excellent choice for lovers of tequila and jazz music. Owners are proud of their alcohol, as were we after a few shots. Besides that, there is a solid choice of cocktails and wine. Although the food menu is limited, it is more than enough for this type of club. Anyway, more than enough to keep you going all night long. If the weather is good enough, you can enjoy yourselves in its cozy garden. This is a perfect place for you to come with your friends and relax during the weekends.
Pravda Bar – For all those that think Soviet Russia is dead, think again. This unique bar will give you the feeling that you are in a room of secretariat, waiting for response from your military officer. The web site has really cool design and it is a good recommendation for you to give it a go. Although the interior is its highpoint, we must not forget big choice of vodka. Around 70 different types will be more than enough even for the pickiest of us. The choice of food is really interesting and diverse.
The Black Hoof Restaurant – For all those who cannot live without the meat, this is a really good choice for a restaurant. The establishment itself is divided into three parts: The Black Hoof, The Rhum Corner and Hoof Cocktail Bar. As per menu, we expected that the choice of cocktails, meat and Haitian food would be really good. The thing that caught us by surprise was really good selection of wine and beer in The Black Hoof. We would recommend this place to anyone that would like to try something off the chart.
Bar & Lounge D.W. Alexander – One of the best places for a smaller group of friends to visit. The allure of this place lies in its intimacy; although you are out in the town for a party, you are still able to relax and take it easy. List of cocktails is really good and their names perfectly fit the theme of the bar – Gentleman’s club. The books on the wall and really cool looking bar increases the previous experience. If you want to go out and listen to the music and at the same time have opportunity to strike a conversation with a lady, this is a place for you.
Clover Club Cocktail
The Clover Club Cocktail is a cocktail consisting of Gin, Lemon Juice, Raspberry Syrup, and an egg white. The egg white is not added for the purpose of giving the drink flavor, but rather acts as an emulsifier.
Ingredients: 1/4 oz Raspberry Syrup (or Grenadine), 1½ oz Gin, 3/4 oz Lemon Juice, 1 Egg White
Preparation: Dry shake ingredients to emulsify, add ice, shake and served straight up.
Served: Straight up; without ice
Drinkware: Cocktail glass
This is just a small part of what Toronto has to offer. Hopefully, you will find a place that will suit you best and which you could call your home away from home.
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