The Hawskmoor have some of the best barmen in the world in their meaty hands, and as great as those steaks are, one should never neglect their cocktails. Yes the boys have done it again, and now they have their very own bar, no steaks in here (but yes, you can eat them in the restaurant above).
This basement bar has good heritage in the form of a seedy Russian strip club. Sadly the pole was removed but they have replaced it with a very beautiful 60 cover space (think reclaimed mirrors/tiles/chemistry lab tops, etc) with coves that sit 5 to 7 people (we reckon 10) which can be booked, or you can just rock up and grab a stool at the bar.
Drinking? Yes please – they have 10 drinks on offer, 5 will stay and 5 will change every month or so. BarChick’s favourite is always Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew, it goes down worryingly easily, then there was the Nuclear Banana Daiquiri – delicious but filling like a shake is. The Tobacco Old Fashioned is a real man’s drink, and the Green and Red Margarita was faultless.
Now for the bar snacks – so naughty, but so what! Highlights for us – the Umami and chicken burgers, the poutine which is chips, curd cheese and gravy, (not to mention the chicken skin on top) ouch! Then there’s the wings… and special mention must also go to the shortrib nuggets, they are delicious balls filled with short rib meat… although not date friendly unless of course you are showing off and can swallow the whole ball in one!