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