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BYOB 972 Queen West, 1-877-989-8980, byobto.com
Park drinking: it's not just for teenagers with magnums of Bambino any more. Just check out the al fresco imbibing accessories Kristen Voisey stocks at her new cocktail emporium, BYOB. There are Govino stemless plastic wine glasses and Fred's Port-a-Pint collapsible beer cups. Printed thermoses can be used to tote equally kitschy tipples to backyard barbecues, or pick up one of many shaker options for mixing on the go.
Some of BYOB's best buys are vintage bars, glassware and cocktail gear that Voisey's been collecting for years.
"There are some things I don't want to sell, so I just make them expensive," she says, cradling a smoked glass goblet with a wide stripe of gold leaf. Personal favourites aside, everything is budget-friendly so you still have lots of cash leftover for the sauce itself.
BYOB picks: Stanley flasks are rustproof and guaranteed not to transfer a metallic flavour to your bring-it-along booze of choice, $25 each; a covert cocktail shaker looks like a can of spray paint, $25; attach the Ravi spout to your favourite vintage and it instantly chills the wine as you pour, $39.95.
Look for: Voisey's own line of custom bars, including a fold-down model that quickly turns any shoebox condo into a well-stocked watering hole.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday noon to 8 pm, Saturday 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.