Yellowknife's Woodyard brewpub. Photo: NWT Brewing Company
Yellowknife’s Woodyard brewpub has broken into the inaugural list of Canada’s top 50 bars.
The list, published by the same company responsible for Canada’s top 100 restaurants, relies on a panel of judges to rank the nation’s drinking establishments.
NWT Brewing Company’s Woodyard comes in at number 49, just making the list. Yukon’s Woodcutter’s Blanket ranks 10th on a list otherwise dominated by bars in Toronto and Montreal.
“Our idea of a great bar starts with an atmospheric setting and an exceptional beverage program,” reads the introduction to the list.
“Great bars needn’t be chic or luxurious, but they must be comfortable retreats. The service should be hospitable; the atmosphere convivial. We are also keen to celebrate excellent wine bars and craft-beer destinations, both of which we believe have only served to elevate bar culture in Canada.”