NOW Toronto: Where to drink right now!

NOW Toronto: Where to drink right now!

It's far less about the party now than it is about the enjoyment of quality drink and good food to go with it, which explains the demise of super-clubs. (The announcement of the Guvernment's closure seems to be one of the final nails in club culture's coffin.)

TORONTO LIFE: Review - East Thirty-Six is a moody downtown hideout with a serious kitchen

TORONTO LIFE: Review - East Thirty-Six is a moody downtown hideout with a serious kitchen

Nearly a hundred years later, we’re still obsessed with everything Great Gatsby—especially the Prohibition era’s stiff-as-hell cocktails. The former ­Lucien space, redone with black ­damask and photos of silent-screen stars, has become a moody hideout for an after-work boulevardier (complete with smoke tincture and barrel-aged ­Maker’s Mark), and a respite in a pocket of the downtown core otherwise overrun with sports pubs. Unlike most cocktail bars, this one has a serious kitchen, run by former Luma chef de cuisine Brent Maxwell.

This Beautiful Day: East Thirty-Six – Toronto

This Beautiful Day: East Thirty-Six – Toronto

Serving a large selection of hand-crafted cocktails and sophisticated share plates of rich and delicate French food with a Northern American influence, East Thirty-Six is an ideal spot for a social gathering, an intimate dinner or an after work drink. The plates range from smaller sized bites to heartier fare.

ADDICTED: TIFF Inspired cocktails from East Thirty-Six

ADDICTED: TIFF Inspired cocktails from East Thirty-Six

Now that TIFF has come and gone we are left with so many great moments, from moving films, to great parties, it was another fantastic year, and one thing that we wanted to showcase were some of the best drinks we had that were inspired by the movies themselves.