As February saw Valentine’s Day celebrations sweep through the on-trade, the world’s imbibers were left with no shortage of hot new bars to visit while impressing a date.

Our pick of the top spots to take friends, family and loved ones this month includes Chicago’s latest tiki-inspired drinking den, London’s newest private members’ club and the fourth venue from London bar operators Max and Noel Venning.

Take a look at our gallery of the hottest bars to open in February. 

Did you miss our round-up of January’s best bars? Take a look here.

The Bamboo Room became Chicago’s newest tiki den when it opened this month.

The 22-seat rum-focused venue is led by beverage director Kevin Beary and offers an extensive list of rums and cane spirits alongside expertly crafted cocktails.

As well as a bespoke table-side Daiquiri service, The Bamboo Room menu is made up of simple, well-balanced stirred rum cocktails, such as a clarified Banana Ti’ Punch and the Dry Rum – made with freeze-dried Sherry and dehydrated bitters.