Another trendy new bar opens on the Dundas West strip

Another trendy new bar opens on the Dundas West strip

(Image: Megan Leahy)

Montauk is the latest addition to the stretch of Dundas West east of Trinity Bellwoods park, joining Bent, L’Ouvrier and Campagnolo (plus, impending arrival Queen Margherita Pizza). After a thorough overhaul by the owner Dustin Keating, who added exposed reclaimed piping, hefty reclaimed wood tables and industrial light fixtures to the space, the room is more polished than nearby dives like The Press Club and Magpie.  Cocktails are created by guest bartenders who stop by on a weekly basis to mix their own concoctions, there are four beers on tap and the wine list is exclusively Ontario. Montauk doesn’t have an in-house kitchen: so housemade beef jerky is the only snack standing in the way of a tipsy trip to the McDonalds next door. 765 Dundas St. W., 647-352-4810, barmontauk.com, @Montaukbar