A bar that makes the world a better place? We’ll drink to that – and so will Emily Tankey, owner of West End’s Bosc (Bar of Social Conscience).
When Tankey opened Bosc in 2013, she wanted a place where patrons could help humanity as well as satisfy an appetite for liquor. Twenty percent of the bar's annual profits go to local charities (particularly those assisting families and people with disabilities) – an excellent reason to order another round.
Gin is the star of the show, with a list of mostly Australian varieties that changes weekly, and a seasonal selection of gin-based cocktails to inspire those humanity-loving feelings. Try the Vanilla Me Timbers (house-made vanilla and fig syrup, rum, grapefruit and hops bitters, egg white and lemon juice) or the Sloe Gin Fizz with fresh muddled lemon.
Australian beers include Stone & Wood and Akasha, or choose from four Australian wines.
Soak these up with takeout from a nearby eatery and chow down in Bosc's warm, wood-filled surrounds. We all enjoy solving the world's problems over drinks and at Bosc, those good intentions are more than just a conversation.