Photo courtesy of Pretty Ugly Bar
Looking at PrettyUgly from the sidewalk, you might think you’ve stumbled across a teeny-tiny rug store. And in fact, the rugs hung in the front window are for sale, but the main item for sale here is alcohol. With some of the city’s top mixologists behind the bar, this West End spot is the only mezcalería in town. Mezcal, tequila’s smokier cousin, is showcased to great effect in cocktails like Lew Drank It All, which blends mezcal with tequila, vermouth, and a pineapple-tinged Chartreuse. (Nota bene: Fans of the Wu-Tang Clan should check out the shrine-like bathrooms.)
By Karolyne Ellacott, AFAR Local Expert
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1237 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L5, Canada
Sun - Sat 6pm - 2am