Stroll up the stairs to The 6, a new Calgary cocktail, shisha and cake lounge, and you enter a vibrant, bustling space designed for after-work drinks or socializing on the weekends.
The downtown lounge features a variety of colourful, photo-worthy backdrops that stand out in different sections of the lounge. Part of the space is covered with faux pink roses and a neon sign that extends towards the cake display, turning into a wall of pink, red and blue flowers. The bar, situated against the wall in the centre of the lounge, is lit up in purple tones with a neon sign that says “six” in roman numerals. Near the cake counter, there’s a wall of black and purple Dom Pérignon bottles in a seating section directly across from a neon, multi-coloured hallway of lights and a mirror that’s perfect for a moody selfie.
In addition to shisha, The 6 serves a menu of cocktails, beers, wine and its signature “goblets,” which are three-ounce mixed drinks that, when poured, produce a thick vapour that flows over the large, goblet glasses. Try the Watermelon Sugar High made with watermelon vodka, triple sec, Prosecco, fresh watermelon juice, mint leaves, soda and garnished with watermelon gummy candies.
There’s also a menu of shareable bites to choose from, with dishes like a truffle salad, a platter of Spanish ham, a variety of sushi tacos and more. But the main attraction is the Lady M cakes, which make their Canadian debut at The 6. These light, fluffy and multi-layered crepe cakes originating from New York City are served by the slice or in a nine-inch full cake size in eight flavours including green tea, passion fruit, purple yam and more.
The 6, 200, 638 6 Ave. S.W., the6canada.com
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