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The Best Manhattans in Toronto

The best Manhattans in Toronto are made by premier mixologists at some of the city's swankiest bars. For that classic Don Draper feeling, hit up these spots for the ultimate version of one of the most popular cocktails the world over.

Here is where to find the best Manhattans in Toronto.


BarChef
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BarChef

A seasonal cocktail menu at this Queen West bar includes a $50 vanilla hickory-smoked Manhattan made with Crown Royal Special Reserve, vanilla-infused brandy and hickory-smoked syrup.

Maple Leaf Tavern
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Maple Leaf Tavern

Manhattans made with Wiser’s, Italian vermouth, cherry brandy and cinnamon bitters are on tap at this Leslieville tavern.


Cocktail Bar
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Cocktail Bar

This Dundas West bar under the reign of Jen Agg turns out a Manhattan made with 10-year rye, vermouth and house bitters.

Weslodge Saloon
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Weslodge Saloon

King West has this bar that makes Manhattans with Jim Beam Black Bourbon, Dolin Rouge vermouth, Angostura and a house tobacco tincture, and they even sell them by the bottle for $165.


DW Alexander
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DW Alexander

This speakeasy on Church frequently has special deals on their Manhattans served in typical squat cocktail glasses, garnished with a textbook sour cherry.


The Lockhart
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The Lockhart

Themed around Harry Potter and other nerdy subjects, this Dundas West bar serves a “Dr. Manhattan” made with Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye, Dolin sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters and Luxardo.

The Ace
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The Ace

Roncesvalles is home to this restaurant and bar serving a signature Ace Manhattan of Crown Royal Black, sweet vermouth, bitters and spiced apricot, served on the rocks.


Famous Last Words
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Famous Last Words

This literary-themed bar in the Junction has a Manhattan on their book-length cocktail menu of over 50 cocktails made with house tinctures, syrups and infusions.

Grey Tiger
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Grey Tiger

Bloordale Village is where you’ll find this artsy bar serving a Manhattan found at the back of their “grimoire” menu, made with your choice of rye or bourbon, sweet vermouth, maraschino and Angostura bitters.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at DW Alexander

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