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The best bars in the world – these are the top 50

The best bars in the world – these are the top 50

Die besten Bars der Welt

“The World’s Best Bars 2023” – The highly anticipated annual list “The World’s 50 Best Bars” has just been unveiled in Singapore. Join us on a journey to the highlights of this selection.

An event that honours the elite

This year’s event, presented by Perrier, was held in Asia for the first time and was a blaze of tributes to the visionary bartenders, dedicated bar owners and pioneering brands that are shaping global cocktail culture.

“We are proud to highlight the unprecedented diversity of the global bar industry,” emphasises William Drew, Director of Content at 50 Best.

Barcelona shines again

Barcelona could score again. After Paradiso‘s win in 2022, this year Sips is at the top – both as the best bar in Europe and worldwide. Located in the heart of Barcelona’s L’Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample district, Sips offers an interplay of elegant design and avant-garde techniques. “As the brain behind cocktail world icons Marc Álvarez and Simone Caporale, Sips was destined for greatness even before it was nominated at No. 37, just months after opening in 2021,” praises Drew.

European bars dominate

London continues to maintain its reputation as the cocktail capital with five bars on the list. But other European cities such as Madrid, Rome, Athens and Paris are also strongly represented. Each of these cities offers unique drinking experiences, ranging from innovative concepts to traditional approaches.

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Clash of the giants: New York vs. Mexico City

While Barcelona and London shine in Europe, there is a neck-and-neck race between New York and Mexico City in North America. Both metropolises offer impressive bars that feature on the list, ensuring that North America remains firmly on the cocktail world map.

Asia and Australia set trends

Asia and Australia also celebrated great successes. Singapore’s Jigger & Pony and Sydney’s Maybe Sammy are just two examples of the world-class bars to be found in these regions. They represent a fusion of traditional Asian and Western influences.

The best bars in the world – Top 50

Position Bar Location
1 Sips Barcelona
2 Double Chicken Please New York
3 Handshake Speakeasy Mexico City
4 Paradiso Barcelona
5 Connaught Bar London
6 Little Red Door Paris
7 Licorería Limantour Mexico City
8 Tayēr + Elementary London
9 Alquímico Cartagena
10 Himkok Oslo
11 Tres Monos Buenos Aires
12 Line Athens
13 BKK Social Club Bangkok
14 Jigger & Pony Singapore
15 Maybe Sammy Sydney
16 Salmon Guru Madrid
17 Overstory New York
18 Zest Seoul
19 Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar Bangkok
20 Coa Hong Kong
21 Drink Kong Rome
22 Hanky Panky Mexico City
23 Caretaker’s Cottage Melbourne
24 Café La Trova Miami
25 Baba au Rum Athens
26 CoChinChina Buenos Aires
27 Katana Kitten New York
28 Satan’s Whiskers London
29 Wax On Berlin
30 Florería Atlántico Buenos Aires
31 Röda Huset Stockholm
32 Sago House Singapore
33 Freni e Frizioni Rome
34 Argo Hong Kong
35 A Bar with Shapes for a Name London
36 The SG Club Tokyo
37 Bar Benfiddich Tokyo
38 The Cambridge Public House Paris
39 Panda & Sons Edinburgh
40 Mimi Kakushi Dubai
41 Scarfes Bar London
42 1930 Milan
43 Carnaval Lima
44 L’Antiquario Naples
45 Baltra Bar Mexico City
46 Locale Firenze Florence
47 The Clumsies Athens
48 Atlas Singapore
49 Jewel of the South New Orleans
50 Galaxy Bar Dubai
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