This place is up there with the best in town doing its bit to put Toronto on the cocktail map. They’ve even got a laboratory, and we’re totally on board with some science with our boozing, or call it ‘cocktail alchemy’ if you will.
In Queen West, a stone’s throw away from the infamous Graffiti Alley, it isn’t hard to miss with its fluorescent sign like an 80s album cover.
Their drinks menu, changing every few months, is impressive and extensive. We like the bartender’s favourite, Tilly Devine (Anejo Rum, Amaro Averna, Taylor Fladgate Port, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, grapefruit zest) - a nice balance of sweet and tangy. If you want to go boozy, opt for the Out-Drinking the English (Havana Club 7 Year Rum, Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, Apple Cider Gastrique, Angostura Bitters, cinnamon) with an ice ball sculpted in front of you. If you’re a beer drinker, they’ve got Maudite on draught, a rare find. The food is snack sized; comfort food with a molecular twist. Posh pretzels all round.
The look is clean and modern: leather banquettes, shelves lined with records and an (empty) fish tank. The waist-coated staff were friendly and attentive. It gets packed on weekends, and a DJ spins every night of the week.