Worlds 50 Best Bars Released

Drinks International yearly release what they coin as ‘The Worlds 50 Best Bars’, a list that is announced near the beginning of October every year. Started in 2009, this is the 5th year that its run and the popularity and media attention on the list seems to be growing. How is the list decided you ask? As the press release states “The list, chosen by the who’s who of the bar industry, represents the ultimate guide to the top bars around the globe.” The list includes some impressive names …. Dale DeGroff, Tony Conigliaro, Alex Kratena, Gaz Regan, Salvatore Calabrese and Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller.

From the press release:

“This year’s list promises some surprises, with bars represented from 16 countries, 17 new entries and some surprise moves in the ranking. The top 10 provide a hit list of some of the most exciting venues in the world with last year’s winner, London’s Artesian bar, taking the top spot for the second time, closely followed by Nightjar in London and High Five in Tokyo. Other top 10 bars include the Connaught bar in London, Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in New York, Happiness Forgets in London, Black Pearl in Melbourne, The Baxter Inn in Sydney, Candelaria in Paris and 28 Hong Kong Street in Singapore.

This year the multi award winning Artesian bar in London has successfully defended its crown to be voted the World’s Number 1 Bar and take the Nikka Best Bar in the UK award for the second time. A favourite within the global drinks industry, the bar effortlessly blends modern innovation with classic reverence and is renowned for its innovative cocktails, surprising presentation and award-winning team, led by cocktail supremo Alex Kratena. A worthy number 1, the bar showcases an impressive menu of ground-breaking experimental cocktails, including the Forever Young, inspired by the portrait of Dorian Gray, and the Super Panda, a concoction served over a single ice ball in a tumbler which is placed on the top of an inflated panda-head-lantern filled with a tangerine aroma.”

We don’t dare to conceive that we’ve been to all the bars mentioned here, but one or two certainly stand out from our staff’s knowledge and picks, and its a pretty good go-to of must see bars if you’re in the area.

Without further ado….the list:

The World’s 50 Best Bars, 2013:

  1. 1. Artesian, London – World’s Number 1 Bar / The Nikka Best Bar in the UK
  2. 2. Nightjar, London
  3. 3. High Five, Tokyo – The Polignac Best Bar in Asia
  4. 4. Connaught Bar, London
  5. 5. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog –Highest New Entry / The Perrier Best Bar in North America
  6. 6. Happiness Forgets, London
  7. 7. Black Pearl, Melbourne – The Soyombo Best Bar in Australasia
  8. 8. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
  9. 9. Candelaria, Paris – Highest Climber / The Botran Best Bar in Europe
  10. 10. 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore
  11. 11. Callooh Callay, London
  12. 12. Employees Only, New York
  13. 13. PDT, New York
  14. 14. Dry Martini, Barcelona
  15. 15. Door 74, Amsterdam
  16. 16. Le Lion, Hamburg
  17. 17. Buck & Break, Berlin
  18. 18. The Parlour, Frankfurt
  19. 19. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome
  20. 20. American Bar at The Savoy, London
  21. 21. Death & Co, New York
  22. 22. Ruby, Copenhagen
  23. 23. Schumann’s, Munich
  24. 24. Everleigh Bar, Melbourne
  25. 25. Eau de Vie, Sydney
  26. 26. Bulletin Place, Sydney
  27. 27. 69 Colebrooke Row, London
  28. 28. Chainaya Bar, Moscow
  29. 29. Mutis, Barcelona
  30. 30. Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
  31. 31. Clover Club, New York
  32. 32. Bramble, Edinburgh
  33. 33. Le Forum, Paris
  34. 34. Zetter Townhouse, London
  35. 35. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires – The Caoruun Best Bar in Latin America
  36. 36. Lebensstern Bar, Berlin
  37. 37. La Capilla, Tepatitlan
  38. 38. Quinary, Hong Kong
  39. 39. Little Red Door, Paris
  40. 40. Le Coq, Paris
  41. 41. Shady Pines, Sydney
  42. 42. Attaboy, New York
  43. 43. Sherry Butt, Paris
  44. 44. Pouring Ribbons, New York
  45. 45. Tippling Club, Singapore
  46. 46. Drink, Boston
  47. 47. Tommy’s Margarita, San Francisco
  48. 48. Bada Au Rum, Athens
  49. 49. Nottingham Forest, Milan
  50. 50. Delicatessen, Moscow

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