These Are the 50 Best Cocktail Bars in the World, According to Experts

Lauren Wicks
·3-min read
Photo credit: Courtesy of The Connaught
Photo credit: Courtesy of The Connaught

From Veranda

One of the activities we are looking forward to most when the world settles back down is lingering with our loved ones at our favorite haunts once again—particularly our beloved neighborhood cocktail bar. And discovering the local libations on our next international getaway is a must once all is well to get jet-setting agin. For now, we'll have to settle with imagining ourselves at one of the 50 establishments that were just named the world's best cocktail bars by leading bartenders and bar owners, drinks writers, and international cocktail experts from across the globe.

Securing the top spot as the coveted "best cocktail bar in the world" is The Connaught Bar in London, which arguably boasts the world's best Martini. No wonder! Opened in 2008 with renowned mixologist Agostino Perrone at the helm, this David Collins-designed bar offers the perfect balance of unforgettable innovation and honoring the classics to create the ultimate imbibing experience. Don't miss out on the Martini Trolley that can be wheeled to your table for a personalized mixology experience with liquor and flavorings of your choice.

The Connaught Bar is one of eight London cocktail bars on this 50Best list, making it the city with the most wins this year. New York City comes in second with five bars, and Greenwich Village's legendary Dante secured the spot as the second best cocktail bar in the world and best cocktail bar in North America. ATLAS in Singapore is this year's best cocktail bar in Asia, while Florería Atlántico in Buenos Aires is the best in South America, Maybe Sammy in Sydney is the best in Oceania, and Zuma in Dubai is the best in the Middle East.

View the full list, below:

  1. The Connaught Bar: London, U.K.

  2. Dante: New York, New York

  3. The Clumsies: Athens, Greece

  4. ATLAS: Singapore

  5. Tayēr + Elementary: London, U.K.

  6. Kwant: London, U.K.

  7. Florería Atlántico: Buenos Aires, Argentina

  8. Coa: Hong Kong, China

  9. Jigger & Pony: Singapore

  10. The SG Club: Tokyo, Japan

  11. Maybe Sammy: Sydney, Australia

  12. Attaboy: New York, New York

  13. NoMad Bar: New York, New York

  14. Manhattan: Singapore

  15. The Old Man: Hong Kong, China

  16. Katana Kitten: New York, New York

  17. Licorería Limantour: Mexico City, Mexico

  18. Native: Singapore

  19. Paradiso: Barcelona, Spain

  20. American Bar: London, U.K.

  21. Carnaval: Lima, Peru

  22. Salmón Gurú: Madrid, Spain

  23. Zuma: Dubai, U.A.E

  24. Little Red Door: Paris, France

  25. 1930: Milan, Italy

  26. Two Schmucks: Barcelona, Spain

  27. El Copitas: St. Petersburg, Russia

  28. Cantina OK!: Sydney, Australia

  29. Lyaness: London, U.K.

  30. Himkok: Oslo, Norway

  31. Baba Au Rum: Athens, Greece

  32. Panda & Sons: Edinburgh, U.K.

  33. Swift: London, U.K.

  34. Three Sheets: London, U.K.

  35. The Bamboo Bar: Bangkok, Thailand

  36. Tjoget: Stockholm, Sweden

  37. Buck & Breck: Berlin, Germany

  38. Employees Only: New York, New York

  39. Bulletin Place: Sydney, Australia

  40. Bar Benfiddich: Tokyo, Japan

  41. Artesian: London, U.K.

  42. Sober Company: Shanghai, China

  43. Indulge Experimental Bistro: Taipei City, Taiwan

  44. Bar Trigona: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  45. Drink Kong: Rome, Italy

  46. Room by Le Kief: Taipei City, Taiwan

  47. Alquímico: Cartagena, Columbia

  48. Bar High Five: Tokyo, Japan

  49. Charles H: Seoul, Korea

  50. Presidente: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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