Toronto bar named the best in Canada

Jun 19 2020, 6:28 am

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants has, at long last, revealed its 2020 picks, and along with it, the 50 Best Bars have been released too.

This is only the third year the list of Canada’s 50 Best Bars has been chosen. The annual list ranks the finest wine, beer, and cocktail lounges across the country.

Toronto’s very own Bar Raval has taken the top spot on the list for the third year in a row, and Vancouver’s Keefer Bar has held steady as the runner-up for 2020, as it did last year.

Bar Raval, by Grant van Gameren and Robin Goodfellow, (think Bar Isabel, Harry’s Charbroiled, Tennessee Tavern, PrettyUgly, and many others), is known for its stunning interior and divine dishes.

 

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Looking like it’s straight out of Middle Earth, this cocktail hub offers a long list of mixed drinks, beers and wines, all to pair with snacks like tuna belly, tomato bread, and basque cheesecake.

 

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While the spot is — like all the other establishments across the city — currently closed, the team has shared on Instagram that they’re looking forward to when their space can be bustling again.

In the meantime, the kitchen on site is being used to sling Harry’s burgers for pickup or delivery via Uber Eats.

 

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While you wait for Bar Raval to reopen, why not read through all the bars that made the Top 50 list this year?

1. Bar Raval – Toronto

2. The Keefer Bar – Vancouver

3. Atwater Cocktail Club – Montreal

4. El Pequeño – Montreal

5. Proof – Calgary

6. Botanist – Vancouver

7. Cloakroom Bar – Montreal

8. Civil Liberties – Toronto

9. Gift Shop – Toronto

10. PrettyUgly – Toronto

11. The Coldroom – Montreal

12. Paris Paris – Toronto

13. Milky Way – Montreal

14. Bar Piquette – Toronto

15. The Bar at Alo – Toronto

16. Mother Cocktail Bar – Toronto

17. Le Royal – Montreal

18. Supernova Ballroom – Toronto

19. Pablo – Edmonton

20. Stillife – Montreal

21. Lot Six – Halifax

22. Clementine – Edmonton

23. Clockwork – Toronto

24. Noble – Halifax

25. Le Majestique – Montreal

26. BarChef – Toronto

27. Baijiu & Little Hong Kong – Edmonton

28. Coffee Oysters Champagne / À Toi – Toronto

29. Honō Izakaya – Quebec City

30. Black Dice Cafe – Toronto

31. Nacarat – Montreal

32. Bar at Forth – Winnipeg

33. Burdock Brewery – Toronto

34. Patent 5 Distillery – Winnipeg

35. Bar Bricco -Edmonton

36. Thirteen Pies Pizza + Bar – Saskatoon

37. Hawthorn – Calgary

38. The Diamond – Vancouver

39. Lobby Lounge – Vancouver

40. Upstairs at Campagnolo – Vancouver

41. El Rey – Toronto

42. Key Party – Vancouver

43. The Shameful Tiki Room – Toronto

44. Bar Volo – Toronto

45. The Boxcar – Vancouver

46. Q Bar – Victoria

47. VinVinVin – Montreal

48. Guilt & Co. – Vancouver

49. Langside Grocery – Winnipeg

50. Untitled Champagne Lounge – Calgary

Bar Raval

Address: 505 College Street
Phone: 647-344-8001

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