11 new Toronto bars that opened in 2017

Dec 21 2017, 5:31 pm

Toronto’s bar scene hardly slept in 2017!

From eclectic cocktail bars serving disco-era inspired librations to unassuming locales serving up boozy bevies and plenty of shenanigans, Torontonians were spoiled when it came to new drinking establishments in the city.

Here are the best new Toronto bars that opened in 2017.

Do Not Disturb

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Hidden inside The Beverley Hotel, Do Not Disturb is a reflection of the eccentric and vibrant Queen Street neighbourhood. The cocktail menu is headed by Toronto’s legendary mixologist Moses McIntee, so while the menu is always influx, you know you’ll be drinking something incredible.

Address: 335 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-493-2786

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Mahjong Bar

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Tucked behind an unassuming pink bodega, this hidden gem serves up craft cocktails and Chinese small plates. Seriously, if you don’t know what you’re looking for chances are you’ll walk right past this glowing hideaway.

Address: 1276 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-291-6097

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Nomads RestoBar

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This Danforth resto-bar has a menu that features global comfort food from every part of the world including jerk chicken to pasta and even sushi. On the weekends, Nomads hosts live DJs making it the perfect spot to unwind with friends over Naked and Famous cocktails.

Address: 699 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 647-342-7666

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Mrs. Robinsons

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This chic new cocktail bar in Little Italy has a strong focus on live music and is inspired by Sugar Hill Records founder Sylvia Robinson. Guests can enjoy crafty cocktails and great eats while dancing the night away to the very best of soul, funk, and disco.

Address: 574 College Street
Phone: 416-901-9717

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Pinkys Ca Phe

Created by the folks behind OddSeoul and Hanmoto, this unassuming Vietnamese snack bar serves up mouthwatering Pan-Asian inspired dishes along with plenty of beers on tap and refreshing cocktails.

Address: 53 Clinton Street


Bangarang Bar

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Bangarang Bar

Brought to us by the masterminds behind Track & Field Bar, Bangarang is a welcoming spot to enjoy some cocktails, like the Paloma or the Old Kanye, while playing a game (or two) of corn hole or other tabletop games.

Address: 552 College Street

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Ama Always

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This new addition to Toronto’s thriving culinary scene is Toronto’s first-ever Argentinian and Italian infused resto-lounge. Diners can enjoy live music while sipping custom-made cocktails while snacking on on Argentinian favourites like empanadas and ceviche.

Address: 930 Queen Street West

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Convenience Bar

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If you’re looking to get nostalgic, come take a walk down memory lane at Convenience Bar, Toronto’s newest retro convenience store-themed restaurant and bar. Indulge in eats like Pogo Sticks, PB&J Twinkies, Convenience Fried Chicken, and candy-shop inspired cocktails like Peaches and Cream and the Bubble Gum Sour.

Address: 1184 Queen Street West
Phone: 647-340-3640


Mad Crush Wine Bar

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Mad Crush Wine Bar

Hands-down the perfect place for wine lovers to gather. With an extensive wine list that covers a wide-range of prices and styles, all will feel welcome at this chic establishment from the same folks behind The Wickson Social and the Queen & Beaver.

Address: 582 College Street
Phone: 647-350-8111

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Giving a serious nod to the golden ’70s, this cocktail club and lounge is housed in a century-old townhouse that feels worlds away from the usual King Street establishments. Whether you’re looking to enjoy some pre-dinner cocktails (think names like Empire State and Classy AF) or light bites, Goldie is serving up something for everyone.

Address: 619 King Street West
Phone: 416-214-3180

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Poor Romeo

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This all-American snack bar fuses together great music with even better drinks and food. It’s the perfect spot for beer enthusiasts as Poor Romeo has an impressive selection ranging from local craft beers like Beau’s Lugtread and Woodhouse IPA, to less familiar brands like Halo Tokyo Rose Saison.

Address: 1029 Gerrard Street East

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