Welcome to the final day of voting for the 9th annual Eater Awards, honouring the most esteemed restaurants, bars, chefs, and more in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year.
In each category, editors will choose an editor’s choice winner and readers will vote for a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2018. Editor’s choice winners will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here.
Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Bar of the Year category. Nominations considered any new bar that opened from September 2017 until August 2018 inclusive. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Choose wisely between one of the following:
- Club Pelicano, the downtown basement bar modelled after a Parisian art déco swimming pool, with cool cocktails and nice natural wines
- El Pequeño, likely the smallest bar in Canada, with Old Havana vibes and rum-based classics in Old Montreal
- Nhâu Bar, beneath Old Montreal restaurant Hà, with cocktails replete with south east Asian flavours
- Pamplemousse, the inviting new-wave Latin Quarter beer bar with wood-fired food, and an excellent all-rounder bar menu
- La Taverne du Pélican, the Mile End haunt from the Club Chasse et Pêche crew (and others), and perhaps the ideal version of an unpretentious and inviting neighbourhood drinkerie