Most of Parkdale’s new bars and restaurants have kept to Queen Street, leaving its stretch of King relatively untouched. That’s how owner Chris Harper found his current space, a former pharmacy and methadone clinic on the southwestern reaches of the neighbourhood. To find the place, look for the spot with an oversized “Bar” sign and, oddly enough, a window littered with children’s toys. Inside, the dimly bar is a dictionary of cool, with mismatched tables and chairs, a giant bison’s head hanging from the wall and a ridiculous selection of beer and bourbon.

1318 King St. W., no phone, no website.

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