Most exciting bar openings of 2020

19th January, 2021 by Owen Bellwood

Despite the challenges of 2020, some of the industry’s leading bartenders continued to unveil impressive venues over the last 12 months. We’ve scoured the globe to find the most exciting openings of the year.

Double Dealer in New Orleans features in our list of exciting openings

Despite lockdown measures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in one of the most challenging years in memory for the global on-trade, the sector has still welcomed a host of exciting new bars throughout 2020.

Across the UK, US, Australia and Singapore, drinkers have been treated to new venues, including those from acclaimed bar owner Ryan Chetiyawardana and Dutch duo Tess Posthumus and Timo Janse.

The past year has also seen the launch of a new Sherry-focussed venue in Wales, North Carolina’s latest craft cocktail den and a Canadian bar that celebrates the aperitivo culture of Italy.

Click through the following pages to discover our list of the world’s hottest new bar openings of 2020.

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