Last week… after a rather disappointing meal… at a restaurant where they serve no wine (or even allow wine on the premises *cries softly into glass of Grapetizer*)… my friend Dax and I decided to venture out for some post-dinner drinks.
We ended up at two cool spots that deserve a notable mention each: The first is SurfaRosa, a surf-inspired neighbourhood bar in Harrington Street, and the second is Dust & Dynamite, a wild west saloon hidden away in Caledon Street (close to Diaz Tavern).
Now yesterday I told you all about Harringtons (if you missed it click here!)… In that post I mentioned that Harringtons is one of 3 new spots that’s opened in the old Assembly space with the other two being District & SurfaRosa.
SurfaRosa is a relatively small space, but jam-packed with awesome decor features and offering a fun, relaxed feel. Being a Tuesday night, it wasn’t super busy, but I could picture it pulling in a nice crowd over weekends for sure.
Let’s start with some of the pics I took on the night:
Really cool, right? SurfaRosa is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 3pm till late and is located at 61a Harrington Street. I highly recommend that you pop in if you get a chance…
Dust & Dynamite on the other hand is not a new spot. From what my FB snooping tells me they’ve been around since February 2016… which got me thinking, how did I not know about this place?? I mean they have proper saloon doors outside! That’s surely something I should have noticed…
Anyways, it may be due to the fact that it’s a small “hole-in-the-wall” kinda place, but once you step inside you’ll be blown away by the attention to detail. Dax and I joked that it looked like the owner had been collecting cowboy-inspired artifacts his entire life and that his wife must have eventually gotten tired of it all & forced him to put it to use or get rid of it. And put it to use he did…To give you a much better idea, I’ve grabbed these shots from their FB page: