I'll Be Seeing You is the newest addition to the east end bar scene, taking over the former space of the short-lived 747 and PicNic wine bar before it. The once dark and often vacant space has been given new life with a fresh coat of paint and charming décor, courtesy of sisters Natasha and Vanessa Smardenka.
I'll Be Seeing You is filled with an eclectic mix of trendy furniture and accessories, with a wall of mismatched vintage plates forming the room's focal point. A ouija board is set up in front of a velvet chesterfield for patrons to enjoy.
While a glass of pinot will still be on offer, the focus here is a departure from the previous wine bar aesthetic. Carefully curated craft beers and signature cocktails take precedent with weekday drink specials that can be enjoyed with a small menu of appetizers and mini mains — such as wild mushroom on toast, meatballs or mac n’ cheese — designed for sharing.
While the bar will be open in the evenings for the remainder of the year, plans to include a lunch menu are on the horizon for 2016.
I’ll Be Seeing You is now open at 747 Queen St. E. Check out the bar's Facebook page for more info.