THE WORLD`S 50 BEST BARS

TTF Features - THE WORLD`S 50 BEST BARS

09-October-2015

LONDON BEATS NEW YORK TO BE VOTED BEST CITY IN THE WORLD FOR BARS AT THE WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS 2015

 

THE WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS AWARDS RETURNS WITH THE

DEFINITIVE LIST OF GLOBAL DRINKING DESTINATIONS

 

  • Artesian in London voted the World’s Number One Bar for the fourth year running, claiming the Ketel One Best Bar In Europe & the World Award

 

  • London bars make up 5 of the top ten, and 9 bars overall – one more than New York

 

  • London Hotel bars come out top – with five included in the list – Artesian at The Langham, The American Bar &The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy, Dandelyan at Mondrian Hotel, and The Connaught Bar at the Connaught Hotel

 

  • Innovative London bars make up the rest - 69 Colebrooke RowHappiness Forgets and White Lyan and returning third placed jazz speakeasy Nightjar

 

  • Europe tops regional charts with 23 bars included and USA wins best country with 14

 

  • Barcelona’s Dry Martini and Hamburg’s Le Lion Bar de Paris are included in the list for a record-equalling seventh time

 

  • Israel’s Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar, Cyprus bar Lost & Found and Puerto Rico’s La Factoria make dramatic assault on the list

 

 

 

On Thursday 8th October, Drinks International announced its highly anticipated World’s 50 Best Bars Awards 2015. The bars are chosen by an Academy of over 400 members; the strongest, most diverse collection of industry experts ever assembled to express their view on the best bars in the world.

 

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. This year’s ranking includes bars from 27 cities in 19 countries, with 14 new entries.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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. 

 

 

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. The awards are the result of an international industry survey produced by Drinks International, the leading magazine for the global drinks industry.

 

 

2015

Bar 

Location

Progress

Award

1

Artesian

London

Non Mover

Ketel One Best Bar in Europe & the World

2

The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog

New York

Non Mover

Botran Rum Best Bar In North America

3

Nightjar

London

Non Mover

 

4

Employees Only

New York

Up 1

 

5

American Bar

London

Up 3

 

6

The Baxter Inn

Sydney

Up 1

Torres Brandy Best Bar in Australasia

7

28 Hongkong Street

Singapore

Up 3

Nikka Whisky Best Bar in Asia

8

Happiness Forgets

London

Up 4

 

9

Connaught Bar

London

Up 2

 

10

Black Pearl

Melbourne

Up 27

Torres Highest Climber Awards

11

Attaboy

New York

Down 7

 

12

Candelaria

Paris

Up 5

 

13

High Five

Tokyo

Down 4

 

14

The Broken Shaker

Miami

Up 8

 

15

Canon

Seattle

Down 9

 

16

Buck & Breck

Berlin

Up 5

 

17

Imperial Craft

Tel Aviv

» New Entry

Highest New Entry & Tanqueray Best Bar in Africa & the Middle East

18

Lobster Bar

Hong Kong

» New Entry

 

19

Le Lion Bar de Paris

Hamburg

Up 6

 

20

Licoreria Limantour

Mexico City

Up 27

Asahi Beer Best Bar in Latin America

21

The Jerry Thomas Project

Rome

Up 7

 

22

The Clumsies

Athens

» New Entry

 

23

Maison Premiere

New York

Up 22

 

24

Elephant Bar

New York

Down 10

 

25

The Everleigh

Melbourne

Up 5

 

26

White Lyan

London

Down 6

 

27

Beaufort Bar

London

» Re-Entry

 

28

Bulletin Place

Sydney

Down 9

 

29

Aviary

Chicago

Down 16

 

30

Tales & Spirits

Amsterdam

Up 14

 

31

Smuggler's Cove

San Francisco

Down 15

 

32

Delicatessen

Moscow

Up 9

 

33

Door 74

Amsterdam

Down 7

 

34

Ruby

Copenhagen

» Re-Entry

 

35

Manhattan 

Singapore

» New Entry

 

36

Nomad Bar

New York

» New Entry

 

37

PDT

New York

Down 19

All Time Achiever

38

Mace

New York

» New Entry

 

39

Quinary

Hong Kong

Up 3

 

40

Trick Dog

San Francisco

Down 7

 

41

69 Colebrooke Row

London

Down 18

 

42

Dry Martini

Barcelona

Down 8

 

43

Schumann's

Munich

Down 5

 

44

Zuma Dubai

Dubai

» Re-Entry

 

45

La Factoria

Old San Juan

» New Entry

 

46

Nottingham Forest

Milan

Down 31

 

47

Tommy's

San Francisco

» Re-Entry

 

48

Lost & Found

Cyprus

» New Entry

 

49

Little Red Door

Paris

» Re-Entry

 

50

Dandelyan

London

» New Entry

 

Written by Rebecca Dobson


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