First association to Toronto for many people is industry. Historically, this entire area was regarded as progressive and industrious, making it most advanced in Canada up until today. Although ranked among the best places to live, and also the cultural capital – home to Canadian art, music and literature – this is first and foremost a cocktail city. The entertainment options are numerous: opera house, theater, movie festival, hockey hall of fame, night clubs, pubs, bars. In short, Toronto has it all (watch the video below!).
To someone who doesn’t live in this part of the world, this fascination by cocktails might seem strange; to Canadians – it is a commonplace. As any nation or city, they are protecting their own values and habits while making a brilliant experience for all those that are new to Toronto and its lounges. Getting the best out of this pool of information and tastes is hard. Therefore, we would like to present to you one of the top places where you can increase your knowledge of cocktails.
D.W. Alexander club is one of the old timers of this metropolis. Company was established in 1877 and it has traveled a long way from leather and hide trade to a modern day bar and lounge in Toronto. Although now it is some other time, the owner of this club did his best to evoke the feeling of nostalgia. Beautiful and pricy bar, a secluded corner adorned with many books, as well as an array of bar stools and furniture will make you feel like you are right at home. One big competitive advantage this place is its size; it is quite a small space. Some people do prefer bigger night clubs or discotheques, but for those who like a bit more intimate atmosphere or just a place to relax after a tedious day, they surely found their home.
Somehow logical is the fact that the staff of this establishment go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as it can be. And when we say staff, we mean staff including the manager. All of that makes this bar even more relaxing and laid back. It gives a feeling of hospitality that existed long time ago, where each customer was special and where the innkeeper did his best to cater to everyone. Don’t be surprised if the waiter brings some popcorn or peanuts to your table, because this is the part of D.W. Alexander’s charm.
To be able to determine true value of an establishment, whether a small cozy café or a fancy restaurant, it is necessary to see it in its worst and best edition. Most of the visitors to D.W. Alexander had very positive experience, making it one of the clubs with solid reputation in this area. Its excellent selection of cocktails (good number of them are recipes made by their own barista) and friendly staff make it a good choice for all those who like a glass of stiff drink.