Most people hear champagne and instantly think of New Year's, but who's to say a bottle of bubbly can't be popped open to celebrate on just any regular occasion? When you think about it, champagne is really one of those drinks that is acceptable at nearly any time of day - whether it accompanies your brunch during the day or a crazy fun celebration in the middle of the night, you can always count on champagne to class up your event. Below is a shortlist of bars you can head to should you find yourself in need of a glass (or two, or three) of bubbly. Cheers!
1. Bosk // 188 University Ave
This spot inside the Shangri-La Hotel has an entire floor-to-ceiling wall of champagne - aka the "C Wall" - claiming a drink for every price point. Though most of us won't ever be able to afford a $10,000 bottle of Dom Pérignon, at Bosk you can still enjoy the enticing ambiance of luxury while sipping on a (likely much, much cheaper) glass of bubbly.
2. Sauce // 1376 Danforth Ave
Not as much selection as Bosk of course, but still try their French 75 cocktail of gin/vodka, lemon juice and champagne. They often serve a variety of champagne cocktails but their menu changes often so be prepared to try something new whenever you visit here. They also have a ladies' night special on Tuesdays until 2am for $5 wine and $6 cocktails!
3. The One Eighty // 55 Bloor St W, 51st Floor
At The One Eighty, your drinks/meal come accompanied with a stunning view of the city below. Their selection of champagne and ice wine ranges from $15 for a glass of sparkling to $385 for a bottle of Dom Perignon. During the summer, you can also have your choice of pineapple mint or mixed berry champagne popsicles!
4. DW Alexander // 19 Church St
Maybe you've got a more refined palette than that of $6 cocktails. If that's the case, head to DW Alexander. Besides their impressive selection of cocktails, they also have a decent selection of sparkling, including Piper-Hedsieck Brut, Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial, and Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut.
5. CC Lounge // 45 Front St E
It's technically a whiskey bar but CC Lounge offers a selection of champagne as well. Sip on a $10 glass of bubbly, or splurge on a bottle ranging anywhere from $50 to $700.
6. Touché Martini Bar & Champagne Lounge // 669 College St
Unlike many other places where you can only buy much of the selection of champagne by the bottle, at Touché Martini Bar you can try their selection by the glass, whether it be Prosecco Bottega or Veuve Clicquot. Sure, it won't be the most expensive champagne you could possibly have but to be honest, get a few drinks in you and will that even really matter? Just open up that bubbly and keep the good times rolling!
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