BarChick digs the bar at The Commons and we think you will too, as this small bar sure has a way of winning 'em over. Located in what used to be the basement larder of a heritage 160 year old building that houses the eating joint at street level (serving what they call honest and flavoursome food), the décor of this drinking hole is exposed sandstone and rustic furniture, with a few nice finishing touches like book stacked shelves that give it a homey kind of atmosphere.
Add live blues and jazz on certain nights of the week, and this little speakeasy of a place could keep you shimmying away for hours, even if you only meant to stay for one. BarChick found out for herself a few hours into the evening after dropping in for ‘one’ before dinner... of course, that might also have a lot to do with the wicked Italian bar team and their excellently executed drinks menu. Drinks tend towards classics like the Blood and Sand and the Vieux Carre, with some great local wines and beers thrown into the mix. A few drinks in we bet you’ll no longer be pondering what makes this place such a great hangout as you join the laidback posse of drinkers in here singing the praises of going Downtown.