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Staying at Verity and having dinner at George for wife's birthday.
Any recommendations within walking distance to have a couple of drinks before or after to split the night up a little?

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  1. The immediate block around George is a bit of a dead zone, so you'll have to go a few blocks, though not too far, to find some options.

    I would suggest walking to Adelaide and having drinks and a few oysters at the bar at Starfish.

    Laide is on Adelaide as well, if you're looking for more of a lounge destination.

    1. The Pantages Hotel is about a five min walk from there. They have a lounge called The Martini Bar. It looked nice last time I was there but I have to say I've never had one of their cocktails.

      1. The only other suggestion is maybe Origin for drinks. Nice space. A little further than Starfish. Trendy.

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        George
        111 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1S2, CA

        Starfish
        100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K9, CA

        B Espresso Bar
        111 Queen E, Toronto, ON M5C1S2, CA

        Origin
        109 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C, CA

        Laide
        138 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON , CA

        1. All good suggestions from other folks - also I have enjoyed a drink at either Pravda (vodka bar) or Kultura lounge prior to a dinner at George - both are a few blocks away.

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          Kultura
          169 King St. E., Toronto, ON M5A 1J4, CA

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          1. re: KrissyB

            ... if Pravda (which I agree is really an interesting place) I would suggest it for before, not after, dinner ... later at night it is really really really really (get it?!) crowded and most of the tables/seating areas are reserved.

          2. Veritas is close by at King & Sherborne.

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            Veritas
            234 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

            1. George itself is pretty good for drinks.

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              1. re: graydyn

                i know - I just wanted a little variety as we are staying upstairs.
                thanks for all the suggestions