The Atwater Cocktail Club will have you thinking you’ve stepped into a speakeasy. With non-traditional cocktails and signature sharing plates, this bar lands at no.12 on our Canada’s Best Bar List
Filled with sleek 1950s decor, raucous energy and boozy custom libations, this back-alley cocktail bar in the heart of Montreal’s Saint-Henri neighbourhood has something for everyone. Forget traditional stemware; the bar’s most celebrated drinks come in unconventional containers. The famous Kung-Fu Panda is presented in a playful black-and-white, panda-shaped cocktail mug. There is also a tantalizing selection of sharing plates to nibble at, including the bar’s signature black truffle pasta, which is prepared by sister restaurant Foiegwa.
If you’re looking for live music, cocktails that reflect your mood and caviar, then Prohibition is the bar for you.
This underground hotel bar opened just three years ago, but with much of the vintage charm and character intact from its earlier incarnation as the glamorous Chameleon Bar, which opened in 1927. Now—like then—the room is a known gathering spot for Hollywood royalty, visiting dignitaries and the city’s cultural elite. Head bartender Robyn Gray creates cocktails based on moods, from festive to opulent to eccentric. Meanwhile, the signature absinthe tasting features quality absinthe from France, California and the Okanagan Valley
Soif Bar à vin in Gatineau is a treasure for any wine lover.
Soif means thirst, and thirsty is how you should arrive at this elegant wine bar, but never how you leave. The rich, Eurocentric wine list is curated by owner and celebrated sommelier Véronique Rivest, who has won the title of Canada’s Best Sommelier twice and once placed second in the World’s Best Sommelier battle in Tokyo. Rivest’s signature Spotlight on Women wine flight highlights female winemakers from Alsace to Sicily. A charming backyard patio provides the perfect destination to linger over a wine flight on a balmy summer afternoon
Cold Tea is one of Toronto’s best hidden gems. Nestled in the heart of Kensington Market, it offers a twist on a classic tradition.
At Cold Tea, prismatic LED lights play off gleaming white tiles, the hip-hop is just loud enough, and patrons are made to feel at home where their preferred tipple is a Rob Roy or Rolling Rock. The bar is named after the infamous after-last-call tradition in Toronto’s Chinatown, wherein ad order of “cold tea” is known to get you a teapot filled with beer. While the bar does not serve beer teapots, they do serve a perfect margarita, finished with a sprinkle of sea salt deposited directly into the glass.
If you make Luciano Monosillo's recipe you'll understand why he's nicknamed the King of Carbonara. His signature dish combines silky spaghetti with a perfectly creamy (when done right) egg yolk sauce featuring guanciale, DOP Parmigiano and pecorino with generous amounts of black pepper.…