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The Best New Bars in Toronto for 2015

The best new bars in Toronto are an exciting and varied bunch. Some channel Barcelona or Paris (or a tropical tiki paradise) while others make you feel like you're hanging out at a friend's well-designed home. Whether you're in the mood for lawn games or live music to accompany your tipple, there's a bit of something for everyone in these drinking hot spots.

Here are the best bars that opened in Toronto during 2015.



Bar Raval
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Bar Raval

Bar Isabel's pintxo-bar sibling lives up to all the hype and expectations. Its Gaudi-inspired woodwork interior makes quite the impression, as do the libations and eats. Expect nothing less than delicious bites and expertly made cocktails here.

Track & Field Bar
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Track & Field Bar

As Toronto's first lawn games bar, this sweet subterranean spot at College & Ossington offers the perfect fun-night-out combo you never even knew you wanted with bocce ball and shuffleboard plus craft beer and cocktails. Now you know.


Shameful Tiki Room
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Shameful Tiki Room

This Vancouver-import brings its painstakingly detailed recreation of Tiki culture to Parkdale, and it almost feels like you've been transported back in time, from its vibe and decor to its commitment to sticking to the recipes when it comes to the cocktails and cuisine (with rum and pineapple aplenty).


Apt. 200
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Apt. 200

What was formerly sex club Wicked has transformed into the sibling of a popular Montreal bar/lounge/nightclub concept with which it shares a name. Made to look and feel like a party at a hip pad (except here drinks must be paid for), there's some comfy seating, a pool table and arcade games to keep revelers occupied and entertained.


The Addisons Residence
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The Addisons Residence

Like Apt. 200, the premise behind this King West-area lounge-meets-club is that you're partying in someone's enviable home. Designed to look like an upscale, retro-chic Beverly Hills abode with a kitchen/dining area, living room and rec room complete with board games, foosball and shuffleboard, there's lots to discover here.

Nightowl
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Nightowl

This lively Little Italy bar has beer, cocktails, cheap eats, pinball and arcade games along with a small performance space in the basement. They also offer free non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers.



The Walton
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The Walton

A cozy cafe by day, this charming place across from The Royal cinema on College turns into a lovely cocktail bar by night, with quality drinks, well-curated eats (plus Scandinavian bites made in-house) and a wonderful atmosphere. An instant classic.

Bar Begonia
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Bar Begonia

This latest Annex offering on Dupont from Anthony Rose is a Parisian bistro with French home-style country sharing plates and carefully crafted cocktails in a uniquely shaped space. Look for the big, smiley Lite Brite-like sign outside.


Burdock
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Burdock

In addition to offering food and drink, this low-key joint in Bloordale also boasts an intimate live music venue and microbrewery with a small bottle shop around back. Craft brews, concerts and comfort food - the perfect indie sandwich.

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