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The Best New Bars in Toronto

The best new bars in Toronto are adding a little extra fizz to the drinking scene. Pop bottles, sip wine, guzzle beer and snack to your heart's content at these buzzy new hotspots that really sparkle. 

Here are the best new bars in Toronto. 


Bar Poet
1

Bar Poet

A menu of pizzas and an array of fine wines and cocktails are served at this white hot new West Queen West space that pulls off a surreal indoor/outdoor illusion complete with an awning over the bar and trees.

Bar Volo
2

Bar Volo

This legendary beer bar reopened with a bang this year on a side street near its original location in the Yonge and Wellesley area. Cask ales are served alongside Italian snacks and plates of pasta.


Coffee Oysters Champagne
3

Coffee Oysters Champagne

With a name that says it all, this subterranean bar has become the place to unwind with a glass of bubbly in the busy Entertainment District.

Bar Piquette
4

Bar Piquette

This wine bar on West Queen West from the Grant van Gameren team is serving up rotating little bites like mortadella sandwiches and a chalkboard menu of vino.


The Alpine
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The Alpine

The Junction has become home to this European-inspired beer hall with a hearty menu of items like pretzels and cheese dip and a hidden basement music venue.


Zed 80
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Zed 80

The people behind Tilt have opened up this sibling Danforth space where you can find a wide range of arcade games and beer on tap just like at the original location.

Mom's Basement
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Mom's Basement

Watch old movies, chow down on popcorn and Twinkies, and crush local craft beers at this new addition to the Danforth East bar scene.


The Little Jerry
8

The Little Jerry

This audiophile haven in Little Italy with a beautiful hifi system serves wine and small plates as vinyl records play.

Project Gigglewater
9

Project Gigglewater

A speakeasy vibe and detailed menu of artisanal cocktails set this Dundas West bar apart.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Bar Poet

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