A high-design space where big ideas land on a contemporary canvas, industry vet Robin Goodfellow (Bar Raval) is responsible for the smart beverage programme at Toronto's sweeping and sophisticated New American bar and restaurant, Vela. Housed in a former architecture practice, it's fitting that several eye-catching design features - most notably the river of glowing LED lights that ripples across the ceiling - set a dramatic tone for the 4,000-square-foot venue (plus additional outdoor terrace). The cocktail offerings match the magnitude of the ambitious and handsome space; Goodfellow has curated a varied list that evolves from opulent sparkling aperitifs to light and easygoing 'vacation drinks', pop-culture inspired tipples, a brief list of 'placebo' cocktails without the booze, and a substantial list of classics from around the world. For breezy summer nights, walk-in for sparkling refreshment at the Spritz Garden.
- Average price per cocktail $18
- Tue — Sat
- Visit Vela's Website
90 Portland St , Wellington Place, Toronto, Ontario, ON M5V 2N2