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drinks near George?

mangiare10 Jan 28, 2011 07:55 AM

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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    graydyn Jan 31, 2011 06:48 AM

    George itself is pretty good for drinks.

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    1. re: graydyn
      mangiare10 Jan 31, 2011 11:42 AM

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

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      Pebbles Jan 28, 2011 11:55 AM

      Veritas is close by at King & Sherborne.

      234 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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        KrissyB Jan 28, 2011 11:22 AM

        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.

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

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        1. re: KrissyB
          CocoTO Jan 28, 2011 03:33 PM

          ... 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. jlunar Jan 28, 2011 08:15 AM

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

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

          100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K9, CA

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

          109 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C, CA

          138 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON , CA

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            JennaBean Jan 28, 2011 08:04 AM

            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. TorontoJo Jan 28, 2011 08:00 AM

              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.

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