The annual World’s 50 Best Bars list has been announced and once again, a beloved Toronto bar has claimed a spot in the 100s list.
On October 17th, the World’s 50 Best Bars released its highly anticipated list with leading establishments from across the world.
The annual ceremony celebrates the excellence of the international drinks sector, and pays tribute to visionary bartenders, bar owners, and trailblazing brands, according to organizers.
Well, let’s cut to the chase. Our only Canadian bar, Toronto’s beloved Civil Liberties managed to snag a spot in the 51 to 100 section of the list. It landed in 73rd place.
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Though it’s not in the top 50, it’s still a huge accomplishment that they’re very much proud of.
“For our part, being ranked 73 is an absolute privilege and something we would never have expected when we threw the place together 9 years ago,” shares owner Nick Kennedy in an Instagram post.
“We will continue to try and make the folks sitting across from us smile, and continue to repair the rickety bar we have built, all while trying to keep some fun in the craft of cocktails that we take so seriously.”
However, Civil Liberties is no stranger to awards as it just recently received some huge props. Back in May, it claimed the top spot in Canada and the 12th best in North America in the 50 best bars in North America.
And in another list, Canada’s 50 Best Bars, it took the top spot as Canada’s best bar, for the second year in a row.
Now that’s impressive.
When it comes to the bar scene, you clearly can’t sleep on Toronto.