Whisper the password at Middle Spoon dessert bar, then descend a narrow staircase to one of Canada’s first retro speakeasies. Velvet curtains hide small rooms, jazz standards fill the air, and candles cast flickering shadows over hand-painted murals. Thoughtful cocktails are served in vintage glassware. The overall effect: an otherworldly experience that remains one of a kind in the city.
TRY: THICK AS THIEVES, A THIRST-QUENCHING BLEND OF SOFT GIN, LIME, CUCUMBER AND CHARTREUSE.
Photo: JESSICA EMIN