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Canada's 50 Best Bars 2019

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Presenting the 50 Best Bars in Canada 2019

The experience of going out is made during the more intimate, before-and-after moments of dinner, which are often spent on bar stools or at dimly lit tables enjoying a drink.

At Canada’s 100 Best, our idea of a great bar starts with an atmospheric setting and an exceptional beverage program. We think excellent cocktails are just like the best food: they

should respect the past but do more than simply repeat it. And we think that any good bartender should be able to pull off that trick with a non-alcoholic mix, too

Without further ado: the 2019 list of the Best Bars in Canada. To search by region, click here

LISTINGS BY RANK

BAR RAVAL

No. 1: Bar Raval

Of all the watering holes around the country, none evokes such ardent enthusiasm (and sometimes…

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The Keefer Bar

No. 2: The Keefer Bar

At Keefer Bar, you don’t need to believe in traditional Chinese medicine to feel the…

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No: 3 Civil Liberties

Sit at the penny-covered bar and watch the magic happen.....
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No. 4: Pretty Ugly

Pretty Ugly is a chill Parkdale gem from the same people behind Bar Raval and…

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No. 5: Atwater Cocktail Club

Teetotallers will appreciate the bar’s “even if you’re not drinking, you can still drink well” philosophy.....
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No. 6: The Coldroom

“The bartender is the boss.”
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No. 7: Cloakroom Bar

“A little taste of something we’ve been working on”..
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No. 8: Proof

Love and Because You Like Coldplay..
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No. 10: The Bar at Alo

“The gift of perfect proportion.”
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No. 11: El Pequeño

The room holds 10 people
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No. 12: Gift Shop

Beefeater gin martini—served at precisely -4.5°C
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No. 13: Bar Clementine

This romantic haunt is particularly artful at...
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No. 14: Nacarat

Shimmering jewel tones reflected in the bar’s “glam rock”...
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No. 15: Prohibition

It’s not exactly a “grown-up nightclub”...
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No. 16: The Diamond

Bustling with a mixed-age crowd and....
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No. 17: Lot Six

In the cozy front room, a crack team led by Shane Beehan
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No. 18: The Shameful Tiki Room (Toronto)

The Go-Go-Bungalow dancers on Sunday nights.
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No. 19: The Shameful Tiki Room (Vancouver)

Juices are fresh; flavours are vibrant.
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No. 20: Bar Bricco

Includes more than a dozen each of...
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No. 21: Baijiu & Little Hong Kong

Hip hop booms in the main room
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No. 22: Midfield Wine Bar

This cozy, dark wood-clad haven for wine nerds offers...
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No. 23: Barchef

Barchef owner-mixologist Frankie Solarik—part magician, part scientist—has been tickling all senses with his modernist cocktails…

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No. 24: Nénuphar

The art nouveau speakeasy,
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No. 25: Paris Paris

The curvy bar provides the catbird seat in a bright, brick-and-blond-wood room...
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No. 26: 1608

Quebec cheeses, aged on-site, pair perfectly with international wines,
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No. 27: Roost

The seasonal list always contains a smattering of whimsical libations...
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No. 28: Stillwell Beer Bar

A concise bottle list includes..
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No. 29: Chez Tao!

Here, you can drink locally made Quartz vodka and green tea from the belly of the Buddha.
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No. 30: Lobby Lounge

The A-list bar team delivers exquisite cocktails and five-star service...
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No. 31: Noble At The Middle Spoon

Password-protected
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No. 32: Thirteen Pies Pizza + Bar

Killer tiki-style cocktails.
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No. 33: The Bar At Ayden

FOR THE ‘GRAM
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No. 34: Le Royal

Hip hop, funk, soul and Afrobeat!
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No. 35: The Cocktail Bar at Hawksworth

Louis XIII Black Pearl
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No. 36: Five & Dime

Tables individually designed by local hobby woodworkers
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No. 37: Betty Lou’s Library

WHAT TO ORDER: Virginia Woolf
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No. 38: Soif Bar À Vin

WHAT TO ORDER: Wine by the glass from the weekly changing list
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No. 39: Birreria Volo

BEST BITE: Beef Carpaccio
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No. 40: Lopan

WHAT TO ORDER: Dailo Old Fashione
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No. 41: Le King Hall

WHAT TO ORDER: Vert et Or
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No. 42: Burdock Brewery

WHAT TO ORDER: BUMO
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No. 43: Mahjong Bar

FOR THE ‘GRAM: Glowing-red keyhole doorway from the 1960s
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No. 44: Bar Annabelle

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Popular with the pre- and post- theatre crowd
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No. 45: Coffee Oysters Champagne

WHAT TO ORDER: Les Années Folles
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No. 46: The Cloak Bar

WHAT TO ORDER: Earl Grey Old Fashioned
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No. 47: The Woodcutter’s Blanket

WHAT TO ORDER: Beer flight from the new onsite brewery
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No. 48: The Milk Tiger Lounge

WHAT TO ORDER: Penicillin
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No. 49: Grapes & Soda

WHAT TO ORDER: Daily Soda Cocktail
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No. 50: Luxus Lounge

WHAT TO ORDER: Darts at the Legion
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