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The Best New Bars in Toronto

The best new bars in Toronto manage to do the impossible: liquefy time travel and teleportation. One sip of the new cocktails that have hit this city and you're instantly transported to Paris, Hong Kong, the seventies, eighties or your own childhood.

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


Mahjong Bar
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Mahjong Bar

A glowing pink-lit corner store and neon keyhole door lead the way into this hush-hush Dundas West bar complete with a sprawling mural and Chinese snacks. Find your fave beers on draft alongside cheeky cocktails.

Bangarang
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Bangarang

Play cornhole or a host of other games that don’t involve staring at a screen at this Little Italy hotspot. Cocktails on tap, bubbly and beer keep the night young, plus you can order in food.


Mulberry Bar
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Mulberry Bar

Classic cocktails get TLC at this ritzy yet casual corner spot in Bloorcourt. Sip an iconic martini or an upscale craft beer, or try a creative house concoction.

The Rooftop at the Broadview Hotel
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The Rooftop at the Broadview Hotel

Get a fabulous view of the city from this glam rooftop spot in Riverside. Cocktails and snacks take inspiration from the surrounding neighbourhood and its history.


Goldie
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Goldie

Ball out at this epic new club that replaced a burlesque dinner theatre on King West with American-inspired cocktails and a global food menu.


Poor Romeo
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Poor Romeo

This late night Leslieville spot serves a beefy menu of steak, shrimp cocktail and fried chicken sandwiches along with great local beer on draft and nostalgic cocktails like their own take on a pina colada.

Convenience
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Convenience

Catch you on the flip side at this retro West Queen West bar complete with bar food like Pogos, mac n’ cheese, Whoppers and fried chicken that’s sure to be nostalgic to many a home skillet.


Mrs. Robinson
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Mrs. Robinson

No, this Little Italy bar isn't named for the Simon & Garfunkel song, it's named after Sylvia Robinson, CEO of Sugar Hill Records. Throwback vibes are set off by funky decor and live music.

Express Bar
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Express Bar

Superpoint’s takeout location finally serves booze after 5 p.m. in Parkdale. Order your favourite grease wheel and enjoy it with dad beers, fine wines, bubbly or cocktails.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Mrs. Robinson

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