The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48



ByThe Cocktail Lovers


Er, excuse me. What the hell just happened? Four bars from Mexico, two from Sweden, two from Russia, two from Argentina and one from India. Oh yes, this year’s 50 Best Bars list was filled with delight, excitement and wonder in equal parts. Who predicted only one US bar would make its way to the top 10, let alone see just three in the entire top 50? London fared better with three bars featured in the big 50 but two of those took the coveted top spots. It was Singapore who made the biggest impact with an impressive six bars on the list but the every corner of the globe is represented this year. Wherever in the world your travels may take you, be sure to check them out.

Listen to our behind the scenes at The World’s 50 Best Bars special episode of The Cocktail Lovers Podcast

1. Connaught Bar, London, UK

2. Tay?r + Elementary, London, UK

3. Paradiso, Barcelona, Spain

4. The Clumsies, Athens, Greece

5. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

6. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City, Mexico

7. Coa, Hong Kong, China

8. El Copitas, St. Petersburg, Russia

9. Jigger & Pony, Singapore, Singapore

10. Katana Kitten, New York, USA

11. Two Schmucks, Barcelona, Spain

12. Hanky Panky, Mexico City, Mexico

13. Insider Bar, Moscow, Russia

14. Baba au Rum, Athens, Greece

15. Manhattan, Singapore, Singapore

16. Atlas, Singapore, Singapore

17. Zuma, Dubai, UAE

18. The SG Club, Tokyo, Japan

19. Drink Kong, Rome, Italy

20. 1930, Milan, Italy

21. Presidente, Buenos Aires, Argentina

22. Maybe Sammy, Sydney, Australia

23. Cantina OK!, Sydney, Australia

24. Salmon Guru, Madrid, Spain

25. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City, Mexico

26. No Sleep Club, Singapore, Singapore

27. Camparino in Galleria, Milan, Italy

28. Café La Trova, Miami, USA

29. Little Red Door, Paris, France

30. Dante, New York, USA

31. Kw?nt, London, UK

32. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo, Japan

33. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

34. Attaboy, New York, USA

35. Lucy’s Flower Shop, Stockholm, Sweden

36. MO Bar, Singapore, Singapore

37. Sips, Barcelona, Spain

38. Baltra Bar, Mexico City, Mexico

39. Sober Company, Shanghai, China

40. Tjoget, Stockholm, Sweden

41. Epic, Shanghai, China

42. Charles H, Seoul, South Korea

43. Tippling Club, Singapore, Singapore

44. Above Board, Melbourne, Australia

45. Galaxy Bar, Dubai, UAE

46. Re, Sydney, Australia 

47. Sidecar, New Delhi, India

48. Union Trading Company, Shanghai, China

49. DarkSide, Hong Kong, China

50. Quinary, Hong Kong, China

Special mentions to:

Roku Industry Icon: Remy Savage

Campari One To Watch: Thunderbolt, Los Angeles

Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu: Lab 22, Cardiff

Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award: Re, Sydney

Disaronno Highest New Entry Award: Hanky Panky, Mexico City (new entry at number 12)

Nikka Highest Climber Award: Presidente, Buenos Aires (up 29 places to number 21)

Rémy Martin Legend of the List:
Attaboy, New York

London Essence Best New Opening: Insider Bar, Moscow

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