Have you noticed? Speakeasies are taking over Toronto! The latest one on the scene is called Wayward, created by the people behind The Good Son. Having opened just this past weekend (in soft launch), we peeked in to see what the upstairs space that used to belong to Nyood has become.
First, it’s gorgeous – a large space decked out in plush couches, velvet curtains and funky wall paintings. It’s that place you want to sit and chill all night with a nice scotch or a big glass of delicious red, especially as the cold weather sets in. The owners have managed to produce a comfortable yet sexy lounge where girls are not running around half naked with sparklers on magnums of Grey Goose. How refreshing.
Instead, Wayward feels like a 1940s speakeasy lounge/bar where people can chill while listening to some cool old-school tunes reflecting the vibe of its downstairs brother, The Good Son.
According to one of the owners, the space was created to offer people an inviting and comfortable environment to enjoy after-dinner drinks, following their meal at The Good Son. The lounge definitely lends itself to guests enjoying the sounds of live jazz or R&B music (hint hint), but until then their house DJ plays fabulous old school tunes just loud enough to still enjoy a conversation with friends.
It accommodates approximately 100 people, also making it an ideal space to throw a party – and did you know? It’s Christmas party booking time! #GoodTiming
While The Good Son and Wayward share the same vibe, Wayward definitely has a character of its own making people feel like spending an entire evening enjoying good times with good friends.
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