Every year, The World’s 50 Bars announces its much-anticipated and definitive ranking of the best bars across the globe. Five-hundred industry experts from 55 different countries vote for their favourites in a chance for them to nab a sought-after spot.
Scroll down to see which venues made the top 10, and visit the website for the full list of winners.[listicle]
London: American Bar, The Savoy Hotel
As transatlantic travel became more popular in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, American Bars opened throughout London. The American Bar at The Savoy is the longest-surviving of these bars and one of the most iconic cocktail bars in the world.
London: Dandelyan, Mondrian London
Second spot in this list isn’t the only award Dandelyan has nabbed this year — it also scored the title of World’s Best Cocktail Bar, Best International Bar Team and Best International Hotel Bar.
New York: The NoMad, NoMad Hotel
The NoMad radiates the conviviality and warmth of a classic NYC tavern. The casual menu draws its inspiration from traditional pub fare and mirrors the style and foundation of this iconic hotel.
London: Connaught Bar, The Connaught
Not only does Connaught Bar serve up some of the most chic and innovative cocktails in the world, but it’s ultra-stylish decor makes it a bar in a league of its own.
New York: The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
“The Dead Rabbit takes a time-honoured tradition of hospitality, a sense of history and young, dynamic staff and turns them into a modern Irish bar that is accessible, irresistible, even fiercely romantic.” — The Guardian.
Athens: The Clumsies
The Clumsies all-day bar is at the centre of Athens and offers unique cocktails by distinguished bartenders.
On the second level of Regent Singapore sits a portal to 19th-century New York City, where ladies are decorated in pearls and gentlemen dress to the nines.
New York: Attaboy
Attaboy offers innovative, creative cocktails and classic concoctions mixed up in an industrial-style space.
London: Bar Termini
This London espresso and cocktail bar has a rustic, industrial feel with exposed brick walls. It’s famous for its coffees, charcuterie and Negronis.
Shanghai: Speak Low
This busy Japanese-style speakeasy is hidden behind a secret door in a bartending equipment shop. It spans four floors, each with its own concept.[/listicle]