BEST FOR A WINE-DRENCHED GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT
Swirl Wine Bar
946 1/2 Queen St. E., 647-351-5453
It’s fitting that the name of Queen East’s best wine bar rhymes with girl—the second-floor nook is done up in black and pink damask and beloved by groups of women spending a night away from husbands and babies and chatting about same. The wines are affordable (most bottles are in the $30 range) and fun, like one sexy syrah described as “George Clooney and Salma Hayek in a glass.” Rich snacks, like the duck and pork rillettes in petite Mason jars, are justifiably popular.