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Linwood Essentials

Closed Now: 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Open today: 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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Great place to kick off Friday night festivities

What's not to like about this place! Great service, friendly staff, very helpful with explaining... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2016
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Good Vibes, Stellar Cocktails!

What a good bar! Went in for my first visit with a group of 7 friends, and couldn't believe the... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2016
Alison C
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2 Apr 2016
“Great place to kick off Friday night festivities”
20 Feb 2016
“Good Vibes, Stellar Cocktails!”
Delicious, unpretentious cocktails and an exceptional beer list accompany great small plates of food and an awesome atmosphere.
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930 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G6, Canada
Queen Street and West Queen West
+1 647-828-9663
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Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

What's not to like about this place! Great service, friendly staff, very helpful with explaining and going through the menu. Limited food selection but honestly come here first then hit County General next-door for dinner. Can't lose with that combo. Will def be back!

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Reviewed February 20, 2016

What a good bar! Went in for my first visit with a group of 7 friends, and couldn't believe the quality of the cocktails we tried! My hangover kicked me for it later, but between our group we ordered almost everything on the (very lengthy)...More

2  Thank Alison C
Reviewed February 20, 2016

Linwood Essentials sets the bar high for the Toronto West cocktail scene with a polished prohibition era themed decor and cocktails that are spot on. Although the menu list some comicly named cocktails such as "Riding Through a Live Minefield on a Bicycle Built for...More

1  Thank happyfeet2010
Reviewed October 29, 2015

Best hand crafted beverages I'd had in a while with a charming atmosphere in a great space. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Ria411
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Visited on a Thursday evening, so it was not busy. Our server was great - she knew a lot about the different whiskeys and beers they carried and had awesome suggestions. Did not get a chance to try their food, though I have heard good...More

Thank sail29er
Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband read good things about Linwood so we decided to stop by for some after dinner drinks. There weren't many people in there for a Saturday night but we still sat at the bar. They had a great bottled bear selection and the "Might...More

3  Thank Reese6
Reviewed December 2, 2014

The drink presentation is very unique. My favorite cocktail is "The Last Goodbye" that comes with a love note attached. Also love the "Alonso's Dart"! Along with the amazing cocktails the food is superb. The Risotto with Foie Gras is the best I've ever had...More

2  Thank Cindy V
Reviewed December 1, 2014

Drinks were ok but a little gimmicky and the chicken a little dry but overall, far too much self promotion for our liking. We didn't come to hear how internationally recognized the bartender should be and that we should nominate him for some contest that...More

Thank Chesleysays
Reviewed November 19, 2014

A group of us went for drinks based on some of the reviews we had seen and let me tell you these were great, there were so many I wanted to try and will need to go back again soon! However it was the food...More

2  Thank Maia P
Reviewed November 14, 2014

Literaly an hidden gem in a little place on the mezzanine of a little plaza at Shaw/Queen corner, Nobody would even think from outside what's in. Just climb that 10 stairs you'll find yourself in this cocktail heaven. Drinks are terrific, service is just excellent....More

1  Thank Italian-traveller79
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Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is
one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's
neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums,
clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the
funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to
stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and
vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca
for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers,
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