Cocktail Bar's Manhattan has been voted Hogtown's number one libation many a time. The booze-heavy tipple blends house-made bitters, Alberta Springs 10-year rye whiskey and the kicker, Carpano Antica Formula vermouth. Two dried cherries––bathed in rye, vermouth, caramel syrup and a house-made bitter almond tincture––are the finishing touch. A bit of a splurge at $16, this drink is undoubtedly worth every penny!
A great second date place. The drinks are strong and stiff; the lighting is low and the music is subdued. If you want other things to be strong and stiff later, this is your place. Ironically, the best Manhattans are in Toronto.
Excuse the address -- it's the white building across the street from The Black Hoof - also known as the holdover for the Black Hoof wait.