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Martinis and Happy Hour?

sexyaznboy Feb 7, 2007 05:06 AM

Hey Chowhounders, looking for a place to go for martini's after work in the downtown area, any suggestions on good places that open around 4 or 5ish? Does anyone have happy hour anymore?

  1. mtampoya Feb 7, 2007 05:00 PM

    There is also the Pantages bar in the hotel...I believe they have a happy hourl.

    1. t
      The Brother Feb 7, 2007 01:25 PM

      check out JAM! in Oakville or Mississauga for $5.00 martini mondays....



      comes with $5 dim sum too!

      1. pescatarian Feb 7, 2007 11:51 AM

        A bit away from the financial district, but Shmooze has happy hour every Friday night, can't remember what the prices were, but very, very cheap until about 9 or 10. Lots of selection.

        1. MiniMom Feb 7, 2007 11:16 AM

          I second the Bymark yummy martini's....
          Doku 15 i loved the martini's & the beef sushi & everything else.
          Canyon Creek actually does good martini's as well.

          1. s
            sexyaznboy Feb 7, 2007 11:06 AM

            Wow thanks for all the suggestions, I checked out the Pravda site and looks cool, 5.90 for martinis is awesome! I tried to get Canoe for Winterlcious, never thought of it for martinis, do any of these places have a great selection? I kind of like Byzantium at Church and Wellesley they have a great selection.

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            1. re: sexyaznboy
              downtown Feb 8, 2007 04:51 AM

              You will not find anyone better than the bar staff at Canoe for making martinis.

            2. orangewasabi Feb 7, 2007 08:14 AM

              I love Pravda for a quiet chat, Bymark when we're feeling saucy, Doku 15 when we're feeling stylish, Canoe's great for the view but a bit to much scene for me.

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                tasoid Feb 7, 2007 08:03 AM

                I second Canoe great cocktails and they serve big pours for the money...

                1. d
                  downtown Feb 7, 2007 05:24 AM

                  Since you didn't mention 'reasonable' as a requirement, how about Canoe? Great bar, great martinis, great view.

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                  1. re: downtown
                    Mila Feb 7, 2007 09:29 AM

                    Did afterwork drinks at Canoe last night. I forgot how great the view is and good wines by the class ($12 - $20), yummy cashews and excellent service.

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                    Aardvark Feb 7, 2007 05:18 AM

                    You might want to try Pravda on north side of Wellington just west of Church. I'm not sure they formally do happy hour but they are opened at that time, serve good and reasonably priced martini's and gave us some free stuff to nibble on last time I was there.

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                    1. re: Aardvark
                      pescatarian Feb 7, 2007 08:19 AM

                      I second Pravda for martinis. They had happy hour the last couple times I've been there.

                      1. re: pescatarian
                        zoohort2 Feb 7, 2007 08:21 AM

                        Website: http://www.pravdavodkabar.ca/index.php

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