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Proof Vodka Bar

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Address: 220 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1T8, Canada
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+1 416-324-6645

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There used to be a bar at the corner of Hazelton and Ave with street appeal windows. You could peer in, even if you didn't enter. It looked inviting. The hotel that housed it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

There used to be a bar at the corner of Hazelton and Ave with street appeal windows. You could peer in, even if you didn't enter. It looked inviting. The hotel that housed it was a mainstay of the Yorkville scene. The corner was gutted for condos and the hotel rebuilt a few corners over. Its rebuild/redesign came with "wind... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Comfortable large bar in the Intercontinental Hotel on Bloor St. The selection of vodkas is limited to the brands available everywhere, so if that is what you want it should be fine. If you are looking for a depth or breadth of offerings you will be disappointed. A selection of mixed drinks and wines are available. Service is friendly but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

What a treat for the end of summer! The ambiance is perfect, especially for group gatherings. I notice a lot of MeetUp groups are using it, which is how I came there. Nice surprise tucked away in the middle of a busy area. Sheltered and nicely furnished, a great venue for mingling and to wander indoors and out. The category... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A friend and I celebrated my milestone birthday here last weekend. Upon entering the bar we were promptly greeted by a very personable hostess named Marly. She was very friendly and familiarized us with the menu, and general information about the bar. A little rushed for time we decided to order a drink at the bar. We were served by... More 

Thank apatejr
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Luxury bar attached to the Intercontinental Yorkville, a luxury hotel. Their specialty is exotic cocktails. The cocktails are $20 each on average. It is in Yorkville, playground of the rich and famous. So you need to dress up. Think James Bond. Suit and tie kind of place. Serves a high-class clientele, the money crowd. Very posh, stylish and swank. Their... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This place could be georgeous. They have a very nice outdoor courtyard with sofa and comfy armchairs. It's lacking of greenry, a few trees, bushes would make it a very elegant place. The cocktails are very good. The sphere ones are spectacular. The Spanish theme on the menu is nice but the food does not meet expectation. Friendly staff.

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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My husband and I were on vacation in Toronto from Boston and came in here after having dinner down the street. We were supposed to have one drink and leave to the next place and ended up staying here all night! The bartender, Krista, was very nice, attentive and made an excellent martini. I must have had at least 3... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

we were a group of 16. it took over an hour just to get our food. and took an hour just to get our bill.

Thank sweettattoo
Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This place was well worth it. Spent almost $600 but I everything and everyone there was perfect! Reggie our server/bartender was amazing and so patient with my party of approximately 25 people. They even brought out a complimentary cake for my Girlfriend's birthday and accommodated for everyone!! Love it! Would recommend again, the food was also amazing!!!

Thank Supathak
Ferndale, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

The best bartender in Toronto hands down! Krista is the bartender and she's the best. I stayed at the hotel 3 nights, each night she made me the best drink and recommended the best places for dinner. I made sure my evenings started with a drink with Krista, her dinner recommendation, and a few more drinks by Krista. Friendly, fun,... More 

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