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Pre-dinner drinks for Friday night -- college/ossington area

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Any place where 4 of us could sit within a 15 minute walk? We have been to Hoof cocktail bar and would like to try someplace else.

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  1. Bar Isabel = great cocktails + beautiful room.

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    1. re: dubchild

      Thanks. That's actually where we are having dinner, so wanted to go someplace else first.

    2. The Communists Daughter? Minimalist as a term would be aggrandizing. Hawker Bar is good fun, Bellwoods Brewery has a nice patio, and Reposado has nice back patio. Both of last two are on Ossington, first place on Dundas at Ossington.

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      1. re: Snarf

        Communists Daughter is great. Personally I don't like walking 10/15 minutes before dinner, so I'd just go somewhere real close. Maybe Ryoji izakaya on college.

        Also, the walk between dundas and college, on ossington, is pretty dull IMO.

      2. The Emmet Ray is just down the street (before dovercourt.) Beer and wicked bourbon and scotch list, no cocktails however. It's where most of the industry people in the area hang out, later in the eve of course! ;) or The Caledonian is close by if you want something a bit more grown up, 5 doors west or so of ossington on college.

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        1. re: LexiFirefly

          Well the ER does have a good scotch/bourbon list the last time I was in there it was so BO stinky we left after just one drink as we couldn't tolerate the smell. :-(

          1. re: JennaBean

            The place next door cleans their own grease trap once a month. That's the smell, I think they should report him as its gross and against by law regulations. I forgot to mentionthe caCaledonian has a beautiful patio out back as well if you'd be into that.

            1. re: LexiFirefly

              They really should b/c it was terrible!