Everyone needs a bit of glamour in their life once and a while. Sometimes it's nice to forgo another pizza order and get all dressed up for a night out! What better place to indulge in a bit of glam than the Clockwork Toronto cocktail bar, which recently opened downtown? It may not be Buckingham Palace, but it's classy enough to make you feel like royalty!
The champagne and cocktail bar is located in the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto's most historic hotel. The venue opened in celebration of the hotel's 90th anniversary, and celebrating a near-century of business with some bubbly sounds like the perfect idea!
The bar is set in the lobby of the gorgeous hotel, which has housed guests such as Queen Elizabeth and the Olsen twins. From your seat, you can watch people come and go while surrounded by swanky decor and impressive architecture. The space is filled with serene, intimate corners which makes it a great place for a classy date!
The massive clock towering over the bar is reminiscent of Canada's railway history and mimics the nearby Union station. The venue is designed to reflect the Pullman Car through a modern lens. With a mixture of vintage-looking seats and leather armchairs, you might just expect to see Don Draper sitting nearby.
The menu consists of some small plate items such as a cheese plate, chicken liver pate, and warm Ontario brie. They also offer an extensive cocktail and champagne list, along with beer and wine. Spots are limited in this bougie new venue, so be sure to make reservations before setting out on for your classy evening!
Clockwork Champagne & Cocktail Bar
Cuisine: Upscale, cocktails, champagne, small plates
Address: 100 Front St W Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3
Why you need to go: Indulge in the finer things in life at this new, glamorous cocktail bar.