From Las Vegas’ latest arcade bar to a New York venue that pays homage to its past, we have sought out the most exciting new openings around the world.

Despite being the year’s shortest month, February welcomed a host of exciting new venues onto the global cocktail scene.

From audiophiles paradise Waxflower on the outskirts of Melbourne to a secretive Prohibition-inspired speakeasy off the Las Vegas Strip, the world’s brightest and best bartenders continued opening exciting new watering holes throughout the month.

In our latest guide to the world’s hot new bars, we also found out about a project from bartenders Joe and Daniel Schofield, and looked inside New York restaurant bar Tribeca’s Kitchen.

Take a look through our gallery to find out more about the hottest bars that opened in February.

Missed our roundup of new openings in January? Click here to see which bars caught our eye last month.