Go in for a pack of gum, leave with memories and an impending hangover. Hush Hush Bar in Toronto might be one of the Junction’s best-kept secrets.
Disguised as a quiet convenience store, this true-to-its-name speakeasy is a nod to the area’s lengthy prohibition. Here, a night of bottomless cocktails, glowing lights, and good food await.
Despite its shabby exterior, Hush Hush is actually insanely chic. Inside this vintage marvel, guests can take a pleasant booze cruise at a stocked bar under their lofty ceilings. The decor is kind of designer motel diner-meets gentleman’s club-meets Tarzan’s bachelor pad. It works tho.
The cocktail list here is crazy. It’s definitely the backbone of the whole operation. We hate having to drop a solid cliche on you guys, but this place really does have something for everyone.
Every item on the menu is a flat $15 and actually named after a street in the Junction. Try original sips like Henrietta St., a mix of elderflower liqueur, gin, lemon juice, spices and cinnamon syrup. Or the Jackson Margarita, which has Tromba tequila and mezcal, jalapeno syrup, lime juice and a Tajin rim, topped with egg whites.
The drinks are the star here, but the snackage also shines pretty bright. Their selection is simple but taken right from the mouths of anyone who’s ever craved anything at 3 am after a night out. We’re talking warm patties, taquitos, chilly dogs dripping with nacho cheese, and old school candies. Can we get a hell yeah?
We’d definitely recommend checking this place out just for the almost naughty inconspicuous vibe, if not only for the bomb food and drink. You won’t regret it!
Where: 2952 Dundas St W