KIND WORDS

 

Toronto's Best Bars - NOW Magazine, March 2017

'This newish, bookish Junction cocktail bar takes its chosen theme to the next level. Named for a Timothy Findley novel, the bar has walls adorned with books that set the tone of the lit-flecked drinks list (also a book, complete with index). The names of literary characters are camouflaged in thousands of Scrabble tiles that adorn the bar-top, and the cocktails range from stark (like the iceless Aperol spritz called Beautiful Ruins, $11.50) to more complex (like the tequila and mezcal-based Gold Finch, with pineapple-sage shrub and Chartreuse, $15). 

Unsurprisingly, it's a haven for book clubs - in fact, the bar donates $20 to a literacy program for every group they host - but the option of combing the shelves and curling up in front of the fireplace with a Manhattan might make this the best bar in the city to enjoy alone.'

Sarah Parniak's best new Toronto bars of 2016 - NOW Magazine, December 2016

Now Open: Famous Last Words is a literary-themed watering hole - Toronto Star, Dec. 2016