Why I Love Toronto
The first time I went to Montauk was back in December 2013 for a goodbye party. I was fairly excited for the event and not because my friend would be going away, but because the bar is in one of my favourite up and coming areas - Bathurst and Dundas.
Tucked away a few shops west of the McDonalds, Montauk is a very small bar that gets pretty pact fairly quickly. My friends and I always try to get there before the 10 o’clock rush so that we can get a table and not get squished by all the people standing. However, if we did end up standing that wouldn’t ruin our night or persuade us to leave. The bar does have a second floor, but I’m pretty certain that is for the DJ only.
Since the bar is small there isn’t a lot to say about the décor, which is one of my favourite discussion topics in all of my posts. However, my biggest décor highlight is the lighting, which consists of church/ grave candles with depictions of the Virgin Mary and other religious characters on them and the reclaimed pipes with exposed light bulbs attached to them. While the candles populate the table, the piping light fixture is what gives the bars its glow. On that note I’d just like to point out that when I move out the one thing I plan to splurge on is a light fixture. I just think that a light fixture says a lot of about the space and sets the tone for the whole home, which is what the candles and the lights at Montauk do.
The one thing I will admit about this bar is its very small drink selection. Now this was not a problem for me because all the drinks on the menu were ones that I enjoyed, but just be warned your options are limited.
In the end I have really enjoyed my visits to Montauk. It’s small, intimate, has attractive people, a ton of sneaky gays and to be honest I want to steal their light fixture.
That is Why I Love Toronto