Only two years in, Lake Inez has matured into one of the city’s most eclectic dining rooms—and home to one of its most interesting and playful drinks lists. With by-the-glass pours of biodynamic tempranillos from Spain and cloudy, unrefined gamays from Burgundy, and consignment bottles of amphora-aged cab franc and trendy pét-nat, it’s a true destination for wine drinkers. The all-Ontario tap list is geared toward experimentation, too: a recent list included a dry-hopped strawberry cider from Hamilton’s West Avenue. The options shouldn’t divert attention from the cocktail menu, which includes concoctions both highbrow (an intriguing mix of bitter herbal liqueur, pineapple vodka, gin and cardamom) and low (San Miguel on ice, with a lime wedge).
1471 Gerrard St. E., 416-792-1590, lakeinezto.com