Dedicated drinkers who believe the best speakeasies are only found in New York need to visit Toronto in a hurry. Secretly stowed away next to the Sidecar restaurant on College Street, an unmarked brown door is the only physical sign of the Toronto Temperance Society.
Toronto's premier cocktail lounge is a reasonably priced members-only gin joint that holds its patrons to the highest standards and house rules. Unless you're a member or one of the member's three guests, acquired visitation approval via management (online request), and are at least 25 years old, don't bother knocking.
Once inside, those who follow the rules are treated to smooth jazz, classic-inspired cocktails, mixed drinks, beer, and a decadent experience lost to other local hangouts and the modern bar crowd.
Lively place for nose-to-tail dining (think bone marrow & sweetbreads), plus creative... Read more