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It’s official!

Not only is Victoria one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world, but we’ve also got the culture and nightlife to match.

According to an official list of Canada’s 50 Best Bars of 2018, our city’s very own Little Jumbo is among the crème de la crème of the country’s drinkeries.

Sharing the limelight with some of the hottest bars in big cities like Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary, Victoria’s Little Jumbo gets its inspiration from the Little Jumbo Saloon in New York, owned by world-famous mixologist Harry Johnson.

The restaurant/bar made it to #29 on the list, which takes into account ambience, drink quality and variety, and excellence of service.

And although it didn’t make it to the actual list, Victoria’s Big Bad John’s at the Strathcona Hotel was also given an Honourable Mention in the article.

Here’s the full list of the 50 Best Bars in Canada 2018:

  1. Bar Raval – Toronto
  2. The Keefer Bar – Vancouver
  3. Coldroom – Montreal
  4. Proof – Calgary
  5. The Bar at Alo – Toronto
  6. Lot Six Bar & Restaurant – Halifax
  7. Bar Von Der Fels – Calgary
  8. Pretty Ugly – Toronto
  9. Clementine – Edmonton
  10. The Woodcutter’s Blanket – Whitehorse
  11. Gift Shop at Ossington – Toronto
  12. Atwater Cocktail Club – Montreal
  13. Prohibition – Vancouver
  14. Soif Bar à Vin – St. Gatineau
  15. Cold Tea – Toronto
  16. The Moonroom – Ottawa
  17. The Diamond – Vancouver
  18. Archive 909 – Toronto
  19. Cocktail Bar – Toronto
  20. Grapes & Soda – Vancouver
  21. Baijiu Bar – Edmonton
  22. UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar – Vancouver
  23. Birreria Volo – Toronto
  24. Little Oak – Halifax
  25. Maison Cloakroom – Montreal
  26. The Shameful Tiki Room – Vancouver
  27. Côte de Boeuf – Toronto
  28. Rush Lane & Co. – Toronto
  29. Little Jumbo – Victoria
  30. Civil Liberties – Toronto
  31. Burdock – Toronto
  32. Union Local – Ottawa
  33. Midfield Wine Bar & Tavern – Toronto
  34. Ricardo’s Hideaway – Calgary
  35. Mahjong Bar – Toronto
  36. d | Bar – Toronto
  37. Big In Japan – Montreal
  38. Milos’ Craft Beer Emporium – London, ON
  39. BarChef – Toronto
  40. Gokudo – Montreal
  41. The Drake Hotel – Toronto
  42. Rouge Gorge Bar à Vin – Montreal
  43. Noble – Halifax
  44. Bar Laurel – Ottawa
  45. Milk Tiger Lounge – Calgary
  46. Arabella Park Beer Bar – Kitchener, Ontario
  47. Paris Paris – Toronto
  48. Belmont – Ottawa
  49. MWT Brewing Co. – Yellowknife
  50. The Emerald – Montreal

Honourable Mentions:

  1. The Blind Owl – Windsor, Ontario
  2. The Duke of Duckworth, St. John’s, N.L.
  3. Big Bad John’s, Victoria, BC
  4. Flint, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  5. The Roost, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

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