Baby is in many ways an antibar. Instead of showy shelves of bottles behind its bar and flamboyant bartending, everything is hidden below the counter and drinks are made slowly and with intent.
Once known as a sideline spot for espressos by day and a preamble cocktail bar to its nightclub neighbour Datcha next door, Montreal’s Kabinet has undergone a shift in its direction, decor, and dining.
El Pequeño’s capacity is capped at 11 (including the bartender), giving the room an inviting intimacy.
The city’s speakeasy-style bars are thriving by being as discrete as possible.