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World’s best bars revealed

Last week, Drinks International announced its World’s 50 Best Bars Awards 2015 and it’s looking good for London. The bars are chosen by an Academy of over 400 members.

This year’s ranking includes bars from 27 cities in 19 countries, with 14 new entries. The list represents the ultimate guide to the top bars and drinking destinations around the globe, with restaurant bars, speakeasies, hotel bars, and tiki themed venues all contributing to the diverse and eclectic list.

World Class Global Finals

World Class Global Finals

London prevailed once again to retain the Number One spot with Artesian taking the title of The World’s Best Bar for the fourth consecutive year.  Located within The Langham Hotel, Artesian is headed up by Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale, who recently launched their show-stopping ‘Surrealism’ menu for 2015. Caporale was also the head mixologist at this year’s House of Peroni summer residence Copy of ARTESIAN PINEAPPLES HIGH RES

Last year’s top three remain unchanged; the Artesian’s fierce New York rivals Dead Rabbit remain at number two but crowned Botran Rum Best Bar In North America for the third consecutive year, and London’s Nightjar stays at number three. Copy of Nightjar

The Savoy Hotel boasts two bars in the list: The American Bar and The Beaufort Bar. Two bars from rising star Ryan Chettiwardana Iain Griffiths are included in the list, Dandelyan at the Mondrian Hotel and White Lyan, a sign of global recognition of one of the most innovative bartenders in the world.

Whilst London leads the city rankings and claims the top spot, the US is home to the most bars in the list, showing their extensive cocktail heritage and buoyant contemporary cocktail scene. This year 14 bars are included and with two New York bars challenging in the top 10. Bars from San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, and Chicago follow New York’s lead to place the US as the Number One country in the list.  

Dead rabbit bar inside 1

Elsewhere across the globe, the rise of cocktail culture shows no sign of ceasing with countries including Australia, Germany, Amsterdam, Mexico, Singapore, and Puerto Rico all with bars recognised in the awards.

Representatives from the world’s leading bars flew into the capital to attend the Awards at Christ Church Spitalfields in London, along with internationally renowned industry figures and celebrity supporters. The World’s 50 Best Bars is the most influential and respected global survey of its kind. 

Here’s the full list of bars:

2015 Bar  Location
1 Artesian London
2 The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog New York
3 Nightjar London
4 Employees Only New York
5 American Bar London
6 The Baxter Inn Sydney
7 28 Hongkong Street Singapore
8 Happiness Forgets London
9 Connaught Bar London
10 Black Pearl Melbourne
11 Attaboy New York
12 Candelaria Paris
13 High Five Tokyo
14 The Broken Shaker Miami
15 Canon Seattle
16 Buck & Breck Berlin
17 Imperial Craft Tel Aviv
18 Lobster Bar Hong Kong
19 Le Lion Bar de Paris Hamburg
20 Licoreria Limantour Mexico City
21 The Jerry Thomas Project Rome
22 The Clumsies Athens
23 Maison Premiere New York
24 Elephant Bar New York
25 The Everleigh Melbourne
26 White Lyan London
27 Beaufort Bar London
28 Bulletin Place Sydney
29 Aviary Chicago
30 Tales & Spirits Amsterdam
31 Smuggler’s Cove San Francisco
32 Delicatessen Moscow
33 Door 74 Amsterdam
34 Ruby Copenhagen
35 Manhattan Singapore
36 Nomad Bar New York
37 PDT New York
38 Mace New York
39 Quinary Hong Kong
40 Trick Dog San Francisco
41 69 Colebrooke Row London
42 Dry Martini Barcelona
43 Schumann’s Munich
44 Zuma Dubai Dubai
45 La Factoria Old San Juan
46 Nottingham Forest Milan
47 Tommy’s San Francisco
48 Lost & Found Cyprus
49 Little Red Door Paris
50 Dandelyan London

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