Oakville’s nightlife is about to get lit.
Or at least slightly more legit.
A new bar/restaurant is set to make its debut in downtown Bronte this weekend and we’ve got a sneak peek of what’s to come.
West End Social is opening its doors on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6 from 6 p.m. until close.
It’s in the former Coach & Four location near the corner of Bronte Rd. and Lakeshore Rd. W.
The legendary pub closed last October.
Catch Hospitality Group – which owns many of Oakville’s top restos, including Cucci, Plank, Tavolo, and the Firehall – has taken over the location at 2432 Lakeshore Rd. W.
The space was completely gutted.
West End Social is currently taking shape and it’s being billed as a piano bar — this means there’s live music plus bites and cocktails.
Aesthetics are important, so let’s talk looks: the lounge features a 25-foot bar, custom banquette seating, and gorgeous lighting.
It’ll be open until 2 a.m., unlike most Oakville spots.
In terms of tunes, live piano will be featured Thursday through Saturday with DJ’s spinning late into the night.
As for bites, small, shareable plates are being served up.
And while the resto has been undergoing its makeover, it’s been getting a lot of buzz locally.
Based on the photos, a visit here is a perfect way to simultaneously get your vitamin C-infused bevvies and shorten your Uber ride home.
A look at their drink menu tells us there will be plenty of vodka, chambord, and scotch flowing.
Cocktails – two ounces, thank you very much – have fun names such as The Local (with rye, Alpenbitter liquer, and sugar), Bronte Fog (scotch, Frangelico, almond milk, chai, maple syrup), and Bramble (bourbon, brandy, blackberry puree, and cane syrup).
There’s also a lavender margarita.
Finishing touches are being made ahead of this weekend.
Photos courtesy of West End Social