The first time I walked passed 519 my initial impression was “hm, this place looking real vibesy!”. I didn’t venture in that time but fate would have it that our friend Leslie-Ann would invite us down to check out the spot. Off the bat (no pun intended) the layout of the place with the focal point being the bar, you immediately get the idea of what 519 is all about. It is indeed a social hub. We were there around 3pm on a random Wednesday evening and the spot was buzzing with activity. Clearly we Trinbagonians have no preconceived notions about any “special time” to lime, patrons were watching football, couples were grabbing a bite and a few crews were meeting up for drinks. I could only imagine what a Friday evening at 519 looks like.
A social hub with a layout that focuses on the activity around the bar has to be saying something drinks-wise… 519 saying quite a few things. Not only do they have a great line-up of signature cocktails but I was more than pleased to find out that they were creating cocktails relevant to things happening on the social scene in the country. They recently created a Black Panther cocktail to coincide with the premiere of the movie. “Wakanda thing is that?!” you might ask… to which the answer would be: Bessness.
The “Porn Star Martini” that comes with a shot of Prosecco. I didn’t bother to ask why they called it the Porn Star… sometimes some things are better left unsaid 🙂
This line up is part of a set of themed specialty drinks, created for and inspired by the new Infinity Wars movie. From the left: The Hulk, Blue Infinity and the Captain America.
This first appetizer was six runs… how yuh could make 6 runs and make duck?! 519 breaking all the rules with these Curry Duck Wontons. I could probably end this post right here, this is total wins.
Followed up with biscuits with a cheese sauce.
BBQ Pulled Pork.
A truly epic 519 specialty burger. The kind of meal I cannot finish in one sitting
Grilled Pink Salmon. Wins.
The cocktail game on point… but the flair action at the bar when the sun goes down… that is a spectacle to behold!
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