CANADA’S MOST IMAGINATIVE BARTENDER SHARES HIS FAVOURITE SPOTS
The philosophy behind Proof is to respect bartending traditions and craft drinks that satisfy curiosity. The bar is designed for everyone to have sitting room and the menu features both classics and creative concoctions. Proof is Salimaki’s favourite spot when he’s not mixing his own drinks. “They make fantastic daiquiris,” Salimaki says—that’s his favourite drink, and though it is simple, it’s hard to make well. 1302 - 1 St SW (page 48).
BETTY LOU’S LIBRARY
This bar is the dream for anyone that grew up watching spy movies. Entrance to the bar is by password that you get when you call ahead with your reservation—but you have to find the door yourself. 908 - 17 Ave SW (page 47).
One of Calgary’s first cocktail bars, Milk Tiger set the standard high for all the rest. 1410 - 4 St SW (page 47).
Designed for smaller groups, this speakeasy rotates their menu monthly with weekly features and snack bar from the Model Milk kitchen. 300 - 17 Ave SW (page 47).
Their mission is to be the best Mexican restaurant in Canada by exploring and interpretting Mexico’s cultural diversity through food, drink, and hospitality. 235 - 12 Ave SW (page 54).
THE LIVING ROOM
Home bar to Canada’s Most Imaginative Bartender, general manager Timo Salimaki, The Living Room provides comfort food with a modern twist. The creative cocktail menu changes three times a year to suit the seasons and the best ingredients. 514 - 17 Ave SW (page 47).