There’s no signage on the street indicating that the derelict Kensington Market mall might house one of the coolest bars in town. Instead, walk past the closed bric-a-brac dealers and look for the red light that shines above an industrial-looking door. Inside, you’ll find a hip space, made even better by its excellent (usually esoteric) soundtrack and one of the best secret patios in Toronto. Small plates by Juanmoto are superb: The nosh is a hybrid of South American, North American, and Asian favors, which translates to teriyaki wings, wasabi-piqued steak tartare garnished with octopus, and silken tofu guacamole, all of which goes down easy with a local beer on tap.
60 Kensington Ave.
Our Rating Neighborhood In the Kensington Mall Transportation Subway: College, then streetcar 506 W to Augusta Ave. Phone 416/546-4536
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