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The 50 best bars in the world were announced in a virtual awards ceremony on November 5th in London. The city’s Connaught Bar took first place. The bar, which ranked 2nd last year, swapped places with 2019’s top slot, New York based Dante, which moved up to second this year.
The list of awards is organized by William Reed Business Media, who also produces The 50 best restaurants in the world perform.
The annual bar list, which was first published in 2009, is intended to be an “overview of current tastes and tastes [is] a believable indicator of the best places to drink around the world, “according to the company’s website.
This year’s list includes bars from 23 countries with 11 new entries.
The UK had the strongest performance, with bars in London making up eight of its nine rankings. Europe took a total of 21 places, more than the 15 in Asia and twice as many as America – North and South America took a total of 10 places.
The Connaught Bar is known for its martini cart, which waiters use to prepare drinks at guests’ tables.
Courtesy of the World’s 50 Best Bars and Connaught Bar
Singapore dominated the Asian ranking. Four bars have been named the best in the world. This is an oversized show for the city-state that is home to nearly 5.7 million people. Tokyo registered three bars on the list, while Hong Kong and Taipei each scored two.
Sydney is responsible for Australia’s three rankings, while Dubai’s Zuma bar gave the Middle East the only award.
The full list includes:
- Connaught Bar, London
- Dante, New York
- The awkward, Athens
- Atlas, Singapore
- Tayer + Elementary, London
- Kwant, London
- Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires
- Coa, Hong Kong
- Jigger & Pony, Singapore
- The SG Club, Tokyo
- Maybe Sammy, Sydney
- Attaboy, New York
- Nomad Bar, New York
- Manhattan, Singapore
- The old man, Hong Kong
- Katana Kitten, New York
- Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
- Native to Singapore
- Paradiso, Barcelona
- American bar, London
- Carnival, Lima
- Salmon Guru, Madrid
- Zuma, Dubai
- Small red door, Paris
- 1930, Milan
- Two jewelry, Barcelona
- El Copitas, St. Petersburg
- Cantina OK !, Sydney
- Lyaness, London
- Himkok, Oslo
- Baba Au Rum, Athens
- Panda & Sons, Edinburgh
- Swift, London
- Three leaves, London
- The Bamboo Bar, Bangkok
- Tjoget, Stockholm
- Buck and Breck, Berlin
- Employees only, New York
- Bulletin Place, Sydney
- Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
- Artesian, London
- Sober society, Shanghai
- Treat yourself to an experimental bistro in Taipei
- Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur
- Drink up Kong, Rome
- Room of Le Kief, Taipei
- Alquimico, Cartagena
- High five, Tokyo
- Charles H., Seoul
- Presidente, Buenos Aires
This year, the voting process has changed to highlight emerging bar scenes around the world, said Mark Sansom, content editor for the 50 best bars in the world.
The 50 Best Organization appointed an outside chair for 20 geographic regions around the world. Each chair then selected a voting body for each region, which cumulatively formed the organization’s voting “academy”.
“The 540-strong academy is made up of beverage professionals, including bartenders, bar managers, beverage consultants, brand ambassadors, beverage writers, historians and cocktail aficionados, selected for their knowledge of the international bar scene,” said Sansom.
A cocktail from the Galaxy Bar, the winner of this year’s Campari One to Watch Award.
Courtesy of the World’s 50 Best Bars and Galaxy Bar
Typically, Academy Academy members cast seven votes in order of preference for bars they have enjoyed the most over the past 18 months. That year, however, the voting period ended in March, around the time “the majority of the world was banned,” Sansom said.
What makes a bar one of the “best” is left to the judgment of each member entitled to vote.
“There are no set criteria for evaluation by each expert voter … although there are strict voting rules,” Sansom said. “Voters must have visited the bars they voted for during the voting period and they cannot nominate or nominate a bar that they have a financial interest in.”
Each member must also vote for three bars outside of their current home country or in the US for their home state.
Last week the 50 Best Organization released the bars mentioned an expanded 51-100 list. It contained 26 new entries, 11 of which are in Asia.
Individual prizes were also awarded last month. Renato Giovannoni from Florería Atlántico (No. 7) from Buenos Aires won the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award for 2020.
Renato Giovannoni from Florería Atlántico in Buenos Aires won the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award for 2020.
Courtesy of the 50 best bars in the world and Florería Atlántico
The Galaxy Bar in Dubai won the Campari One to Watch Award and Sydney’s Maybe Sammy, named “Best Bar in Australasia” by 50 Best nine months after opening, received the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award.
To help the bar industry recover from the global pandemic, the 50 Best Organization raised more than $ 1.2 million to distribute to nonprofits and private companies.
So far more than 200 bars and restaurants According to the company’s website, 53 countries have received grants from the organization’s Recovery Fund.
“We hope the 2020 announcement of the 50 best bars in the world will be a sign of strength for the global bar community,” said Sansom. “It shows the world that despite the ever-changing challenges and constraints, bars are still doing everything they can to continue delivering great hospitality experiences.”