Freehouse Collective (Belfast Love, Walrus Pub, Death & Taxes, Gift Shop) announces its latest concept – a lounge and cocktail club opened on December 15 on the second floor at 548 King Street West. The newest King West haunt is the sister location to the notoriously popular Isabelle’s in Vancouver’s Yaletown, which opened in March.
Freehouse Collective believes that good hospitality is seen and great hospitality is felt. Because of this belief, Freehhouse aspires to make people feel at home in their house.
The collective is a group of public houses, cocktail clubs and restaurants in Vancouver and Toronto born out of a passion for service, hospitality and creative gathering places. Its culture is an affinity for meaningful, thought and conversation-provoking topics influenced by design, music, art, athletics, and travel.
Isabelle’s will feature a considered and unapologetically strong cocktail program, table service and curated music complemented by an art-driven design reminiscent of an open-style loft found in Brooklyn by way of London.
“Isabelle’s is our first Toronto project since coming out of lockdown, and the energy couldn’t be more alive in this city,” says designer Ricky Alvarez. “We’ve married this lofty, bright and beautiful design with some darkly creative edge and bohemian overtones in a very functional space that reminds me of a fashionable kitchen party. Isabelle’s is going to meet that energy by putting lips and feet to work.”
Destined to be the center of King West nights – Isabelle’s will kick the weekends off early on Thursdays with open-format sounds from DJ Intrinity, followed by Cale Granton and Lincoln Baio on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Style code will be in effect.
Isabelle’s is available for private groups and corporate events from Sunday through Wednesday. Catering options include upscale canapes, tastefully-crafted stations, boards and platters, and artisanal desserts.