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Feb 4, 2009 07:32 AM

drinks after the opera, walking distance to the COC when it's minus 14

I'm thinking Nota Bene is my best bet, but can anyone think of any other establishments that are a short walk from the COC, and open from 10 pm- midnight on a weeknight? Looks like Forte Bistro & Lounge closes at 11 pm during the week.

Nota Bene
180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

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  1. There are a few places in the Sheraton Hotel right next door. It's been a while since I've been but I think you don't even have to go outside.

    1. Monsoon on Simcoe has a nice bar.

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      1. re: ChalkBoy

        There's also the Keg on York St. I assume they're open after 10.
        I'll be enjoying nachos and a keg-size glass of wine pre-opera tonight...

        1. re: illy

          lol illy....I might see you there....somehow the post-opera drinks at a place-that-had-not-been-determined turned into pre-opera drinks at the Keg.

          Does anyone know if the York Street Keg does any cocktails particularly well?

          Thanks for the suggestions of places inside the Sheraton & Monsoon, JamieK & Chalkboy- will keep them in mind for the next opera;)

      2. Forte is right across from the COC on Richmond. They have a nice cocktail list and lounge food if you want a small bite as well. I've been twice and I enjoyed it each time. I think it is nicer than the Keg.

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        1. re: JennaBean

          Agree completely that Forte is nicer than the Keg.

          Had a lovely dinner at Forte last night- Forte will now be my go-to restaurant before the COC or any concerts at Roy Thomson Hall:)

          Haven't had an opportunity to try their cocktails yet.

        2. Hy's Steakhouse on Adelaide has a cozy bar...

          1. I'd stay stick with your gut and go to Nota Bene. Or the Rex if you feel like more music.