May 11, 2018
Third Rail is an ‘artisan cocktail bar’ located right in the heart of the Dogpatch District. As the name suggest, there’s a railroad theme to the new venture from the team behind Mission favourite, Range. Inspired by the location’s past as a railway yard, the bar is cool cream and blue space with a striking wall clock, salvaged we believe from a French train station, suspended over the retro black leather seating. The bar serves a great range of craft cocktails and local beers as well as the now obligatory wine on tap. There’s also a “jerky bar” dispensing homemade dried and cured meats by the ounce, should you need a serious meat fix to pair with your drink of choice (the Jerk Jerky, a blend of beef, Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Clove, Allspice, Thyme packs a serious punch). The cocktail menu is divided into four categories: spirituous, aperitif, seasonal and citrus. Their house concoctions include the Cloven Hoof, a devilish mix of rum, Cerbois arnagnac, and madiera, laced with seven spices, and the signature drink, the Third Rail, something of a Range favourite, which blends Buffalo Trace bourbon, Lillet, honey, lemon, and orange bitters, to create something smooth and soothing with an agreeably warming effect.