If you’re looking for some new bars to check out, this year’s list of Canada’s 50 Best Bars was just released, and there are lots of fantastic options across the country to choose from.

The 2023 list was compiled by a team of over 60 experts from across Canada, including a mix of bartenders, proprietors, distillers, brewmasters, educators, and more. All came together in search of Canada’s best sips from coast to coast – with no corner spared.

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From swanky speakeasies to cozy neighbourhood pubs, here are Canada’s 50 Best Bars for 2023:

  1. Civil Liberties (Toronto)
  2. The Cloakroom (Montreal)
  3. Atwater Cocktail Club (Montreal)
  4. Botanist (Vancouver)
  5. Bar Pompette (Toronto)
  6. Bar Raval (Toronto)
  7. Mother Cocktail Bar (Toronto)
  8. The Keefer Bar (Vancouver)
  9. Milky Way (Montreal)
  10. Laowai and Blnd Tger (Vancouver)
  11. Proof (Calgary)
  12. Cry Baby Gallery (Toronto)
  13. Clive’s Classic Lounge (Victoria)
  14. Bar Mordecai (Toronto)
  15. The Coldroom (Montreal)
  16. Dear Friend Bar (Dartmouth, NS)
  17. Barchef (Toronto)
  18. Gift Shop (Toronto)
  19. El Pequeño (Montreal)
  20. Coffee Oysters Champagne A Toi (Toronto)
  21. XXX (Toronto)
  22. Godspeed Brewery (Toronto)
  23. Library Bar (Toronto)
  24. The Bar at Alo (Toronto)
  25. Clementine (Edmonton)
  26. Missy’s This That (Calgary)
  27. Ship and Anchor Pub (Calgary)
  28. JJaques (Quebec)
  29. Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions (Vancouver)
  30. Bar Volo (Toronto)
  31. Simpl Things (Toronto)
  32. Sidecar (Ottawa)
  33. The Bar at L’Abattoir (Vancouver)
  34. Sans Soleil (Montreal)
  35. Lobby Lounge (Vancouver)
  36. Betty Lou’s Library (Calgary)
  37. The James Lobby Bar (Saskatoon)
  38. Stillwell Beer Bar (Halifax)
  39. Eliza (Naramata, BC)
  40. Bar Susu (Vancouver)
  41. Paris Paris (Toronto)
  42. Citrus & Cane (Victoria)
  43. La Majestique (Montreal)
  44. Amigos Cantina (Saskatoon)
  45. Key Party (Vancouver)
  46. Papillon Cocktail Bar (St. John’s)
  47. Rain Dog Bar (Calgary)
  48. Isle de Garde (Montreal)
  49. The Narrows Public House (Halifax)
  50. Justine (Quebec)

So there you have it. No matter where your summer travel plans land you, you’re sure to have plenty of amazing bars to choose from in Canada. Cheers!