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Canada’s 100 Best have been busy.  They have just released their 2018 list of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada and have now just released an accompanying feature with the 50 Best Bars around the country.

This is the first time the company has released a list featuring bars that serve the finest wines, beers, and cocktails.

“Our idea of a great bar starts with an atmospheric setting and an exceptional beverage program,” reads the ranking.  “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 o that trick with a non-alcoholic mix, too.”

The winner of the inaugural list is Toronto’s, Bar Raval.  The unsuspecting bar that opened in 2015 is being touted for a relaxed environment, great décor, unique cocktails, and top-quality food.


Here is the list of the 50 Best Bars in Canada as selected by Canada’s 100 Best:

  1. Bar Raval – Toronto
  2. The Keefer Bar – Vancouver
  3. Coldroom – Montreal
  4. Proof – Calgary
  5. The Bar at Alo – Toronto
  6. Lot Six Bar & Restaurant – Halifax
  7. Bar Von Der Fels – Calgary
  8. Pretty Ugly – Toronto
  9. Clementine – Edmonton
  10.  The Woodcutter’s Blanket – Whitehorse
  11.  Gift Shop at Ossington – Toronto
  12.  Atwater Cocktail Club – Montreal
  13.  Prohibition – Vancouver
  14.  Soif Bar à Vin – St. Gatineau
  15.  Cold Tea – Toronto
  16.  The Moonroom – Ottawa
  17.  The Diamond – Vancouver
  18.  Archive 909 – Toronto
  19.  Cocktail Bar – Toronto
  20.  Grapes & Soda – Vancouver
  21.  Baijiu Bar – Edmonton
  22.  UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar – Vancouver
  23.  Birreria Volo – Toronto
  24.  Little Oak – Halifax
  25.  Maison Cloakroom – Montreal
  26.  The Shameful Tiki Room – Vancouver
  27.  Côte de Boeuf – Toronto
  28.  Rush Lane & Co. – Toronto
  29.  Little Jumbo – Victoria
  30.  Civil Liberties – Toronto
  31.  Burdock – Toronto
  32.  Union Local – Ottawa
  33.  Midfield Wine Bar & Tavern – Toronto
  34.  Ricardo’s Hideaway – Calgary
  35.  Mahjong Bar – Toronto
  36.  d | Bar – Toronto
  37.  Big In Japan – Montreal
  38.  Milos’ Craft Beer Emporium – London, ON
  39.  BarChef – Toronto
  40.  Gokudo – Montreal
  41.  The Drake Hotel – Toronto
  42.  Rouge Gorge Bar à Vin – Montreal
  43.  Noble – Halifax
  44.  Bar Laurel – Ottawa
  45.  Milk Tiger Lounge – Calgary
  46.  Arabella Park Beer Bar – Kitchener, Ontario
  47.  Paris Paris – Toronto
  48.  Belmont – Ottawa
  49.  MWT Brewing Co. – Yellowknife
  50.  The Emerald – Montreal