CC Lounge and Whisky Bar: Not Your Average Bar

This 1920’s Prohibition themed Whisky Bar located in Old Toronto, near the St. Lawrence Market, boasts one of the largest and most unique selections of whiskies in Canada. The attention to detail, and masterfully designed interior, is truly authentic to the theme. It’s almost as if you’ve had one too many sips of Jack Daniels and been transported back in time.

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Main Dining Area and Bar inside the CC Lounge and Whisky Bar (Photo: Courtesy of CC Lounge and Whisky Bar)

Holiday Charity Drive

The lounge is launching a charity fundraiser, for the next 6 weeks (until the end of Jan). To support the homeless over the holidays and cold winter months in Toronto. CC Lounge and Whisky Bar is asking all their patrons, neighbours and more to donate any and all types of clothing. This includes: gloves, mitts, toques, blankets, socks and other items needed for warmth and basic human survival. All donations will be given to the Good Shepherd where they will distribute to those in need. Whether you’re stopping in for a bite ‘n a sip, or just in the area, please consider packing up and dropping off new and/or gently used items during business hours. It’s for a great cause! And they even have a raffle draw with some substantial prizes. For every item, you get a raffle ticket so the more you donate, the higher your chances to win. Draw will be taking place at the end of the Charity Drive.

Prizes Include:
First Place: Collingwood Experience
Second Place: Saturday night experience at the CC Lounge
Third Place: Jack Daniel’s Flight to take home (Gentlemen jack, JD no7, single barrel, single barrel rye)

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Decal on the Whisky Tunnel inside CC Lounge and Whisky Bar (Photo: Steven Branco/View the VIBE)

The New Menu

CC Lounge and Whisky Bar is not only about the cocktails and whisky though. The food menu has been a main focus since they opened 4 years ago and has continued to be re-invented. The latest is by Chef Eric, who has refined the menu and embraced bar fare to the fullest. Using his expertise in food + beverage pairings, he’s managed to pair their signature whisky cocktails with somewhat classic (with a twist) pub-style dishes.

Big Mac Pizza - CC Lounge
Return of the Macc Pizza (Aged Cheddar, Shaved Ribeye, Dill Pickles, Romaine Lettuce, House Sauce). Paired with a CC Old Fashion Cocktail, on the new menu at CC Lounge and Whisky Bar. (Photo: Steven Branco/View the VIBE)
Fried Chicken Sandwich - CC Lounge
Nashville Hot Chicken (Red Cabbage, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Dill Pickles, Jack Daniels Honey Glaze). Paired with a Manhattan cocktail, both on the new menu at CC Lounge and Whisky Bar. (Photo: Steven Branco/View the VIBE)
Chicken Tacos - CC Lounge
Chicken Tinga Tacos (Slow Roasted Chicken, Pickled Cabbage, Pico de Gallo, Cilantro, Lime Crema). Available on the new menu at CC Lounge and Whisky Bar. (Photo: Steven Branco/View the VIBE)
Chicken Pesto Pizza - CC Lounge
Chicken Pesto Pizza (Grilled Chicken Breast, Bocconcini, Pesto, Red Onion, Blistered Tomato). Paired with a Manhattan cocktail, both on the new menu at CC Lounge and Whisky Bar. (Photo: Steven Branco/View the VIBE)
Rib Sandwich - CC Lounge
Hogtown Sandwich (Boneless Back Ribs, Sriracha BBQ, Dill Pickle, Cajun Crispy Onion). Paired with The Sour cocktail, both on the new menu at CC Lounge and Whisky Bar. (Photo: Steven Branco/View the VIBE)
Deep Fried Cheesecake - CC Lounge
Deep Fried S’mores Cheesecake (Chocolate Bar Filled Cheesecake, Marshmallow Meringue, Sour Cherry Bourbon Sauce). Paired with their Boulevardier cocktail, both on the new menu at the Lounge and Whisky Bar. (Photo: Steven Branco/View the VIBE)

The Whisky Tunnel

Ever wonder how they use to smuggle prohibited spirits back in the day? Well now you don’t have to. You can actually experience it at CC Lounge with their whisky tunnel tasting experience. This tunnel was inspired by the underground secret passage created by the founder of Canadian Club Whisky himself, Hiram Walker. It’s actually a pretty cool story. The tunnel connected his property in Detroit to his distillery in Windsor with a Church on a vantage point visible from across the border. The cross on the Church would light up to indicate whether it was safe to smuggle at that time. And yes, this cross is part of the theme at CC Lounge and Whisky Bar, separating the dining area from the back lounge.

The Whisky Tunnel - CC Lounge
The Whisky Tunnel at CC Lounge and Whisky Bar. (Photo: Steven Branco/View the VIBE)

Nightlife & Private Events

CC Lounge and Whisky Bar could be the perfect spot for you if you’re looking for a place to let loose and dance, but can do without the 19 year old crowds and pretentious staff. On the weekends, this bar/restaurant atmosphere, turns up and converts into a full-on adult party. This makes it a perfect vibe for all types of birthdays and gatherings – we actually named it one of Toronto’s best places to celebrate your birthday. The 4000 sq. ft. historic building also plays host to a ton of corporate events and private bookings.

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Beringer Wines living wine labels display at a recent event hosted at CC Lounge and Whisky Bar. (Photo: Ryan Emberley for Beringer Wines)
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Guests at the Beringer Wines event hosted at CC Lounge and Whisky Bar. (Photo: Ryan Emberley for Beringer Wines)
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Soup appetizer passed at the Beringer Wines event hosted at the CC Lounge and Whisky Bar. (Photo: Ryan Emberley for Beringer Wines)
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Server and DJ setup for a Prohibition Era themed Beringer Wines event hosted at CC Lounge and Whisky Bar, which fit the aesthetic of the bar entirely! (Photo: Ryan Emberley for Beringer Wines)

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