On the fifth floor of the JW Marriot hotel, there's an innocent-looking bookcase that's actually keeping a secret. The bookcase swings open like a door and will take you straight to a hidden cocktail lounge. Edmonton's hidden bar called Alchemy is the perfect fresh spot to meet friends for drinks. Plus, it's unique since it's literally hiding behind a bookcase.
They have a massive cocktail menu that will impress even the fussiest of drinkers. Plus, you can always ask the bartender to make you something special just for you based on what you like.
If you've never had a bespoke, one-of-a-kind drink made for you by a professional, then you're seriously missing out on what could be the best cocktail of your life.
You can get snacks to go with your drinks too like poutine, mac and cheese bites, and even charcuterie and cheese.
This is a seriously magical place in Edmonton to take a date, especially if they love boozy drinks.
The ICE district in Edmonton is the perfect remedy for anyone who's already done everything at the West Edmonton Mall.
Since it's right downtown, it's super easy to fit in a trip to this hidden bar at the end of your workday.
The entrance to the bar is behind the bookcase that swings open to reveal its secret.
It's almost like you're back in prohibition times, and the menu is a mix of modern and vintage cocktails to reflect that.
You can choose to order a classic-sized cocktail or if you're with a group of friends, try one of their "porthole" ones.
These hefty-sized drinks are served in a porthole decanter and are meant to serve two or more thirsty customers.
Have this place in your back pocket so you can pull it out and impress your friends the next time you're wondering where to go for a night out.
Address: 10344 102 St. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Find this hidden bar behind a bookcase and treat yourself to cocktails.