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Here is the World’s Best 100 Bars List

Sometimes it pays to stick around. That’s the story for Dante, a hostelry in New York that’s been around for 104 years that was just named the top bar of the World’s 50 Best Bar list for 2019. The bar has been around since 1915, but things really took a turn for the location when Australians Linden Pride and Natalie Hudson teamed with creative director Naren Young to update the bar in 2015.

The World's 100 Best Bars in 2019 (please make mention of the Australian Bars)

But you don’t have to go to New York to find an incredible bar. The list of top 50—even the top 100—have plenty of locations for you to add to your bar crawling wish list. The number 2 bar is located in London’s Mayfair district—the Connaught Hotel. Six New York Bars made the list, along with 10 bars in the UK. Bars from Central and South America as well as throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East made it onto the list. The top 50 saw 17 new entries with a total of 31 new bars making it onto the top 100 list, including Maybe Sammy from Sydney, who took home both the honor of scoring number 43 and being a new entry to the list. Peru’s Carnaval scored marks as the highest new entry. While Buenos Aires’ Floreria Atlantico rose 11 places to reach number 3 on the list, the most improved was Madrid’s Salmon Guru, which rose 28 places to hit 19th. Maybe Sammy wasn’t the only Australian bar to make the list. Maybe Sammy’s fellow Sydneysider Bulletin Place came in at 66, as did the Baxter Inn at 79. Melbourne’s Black Pearl followed up at number 80. Sydney popped up again at number 95 with PS40, a new entrant on the list.

The list was announced at the Roundhouse in London. The list is based on the opinions of more than 500 drinks experts, bartenders, and writers, each of whom are given seven votes to cast. The question is whether you agree with those votes. There’s only one way to find out. Better get that passport ready.

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Here is the full list of the World’s 100 Best Bars in 2019:

  1. Dante, New York
  2. Connaught Bar, London
  3. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires
  4. The NoMad, New York
  5. American Bar, London
  6. The Clumsies, Athens
  7. Attaboy, New York
  8. Atlas, Singapore
  9. The Old Man, Hong Kong
  10. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
  11. Manhattan, Singapore
  12. Native, Singapore
  13. Carnaval, Lima
  14. Katana Kitten, New York
  15. Guilhotina, São Paulo- Brazil
  16. Three Sheets, London
  17. Himkok, Oslo
  18. High Five, Tokyo
  19. Salmón Gurú, Madrid
  20. Paradiso, Barcelona
  21. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei
  22. The Dead Rabbit, New York
  23. Coupette, London
  24. The SG Club, Tokyo
  25. Dr. Stravinsky, Barcelona
  26. Employees Only, New York
  27. El Copitas, St Petersburg
  28. Scout, London
  29. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
  30. Operation Dagger, Singapore
  31. Baba Au Rum, Athens
  32. La Factoría, Old San Juan – Puerto Rico
  33. Presidente, Buenos Aires
  34. Schumann’s, Munich
  35. Speak Low, Shanghai
  36. Little Red Door, Paris
  37. Linje Tio, Stockholm
  38. The Old Man, Singapore
  39. Lyaness, London
  40. Happiness Forgets, London
  41. Swift, London
  42. Trick Dog, San Francisco
  43. Maybe Sammy, Sydney
  44. 1930, Milan
  45. Sober Company, Shanghai
  46. Electric Bing Sutt, Beirut
  47. Kw?nt, London
  48. Artesian, London
  49. Coa, Hong Kong
  50. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, Rome
  51. SubAstor, São Paulo – Brazil
  52. Tay?r + Elementary, London
  53. Lost & Found, Nicosia – Cyprus
  54. The Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
  55. Scarfes Bar, London
  56. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
  57. Two Schmucks, Barcelona
  58. Candelaria, Paris
  59. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam
  60. Tommy’s, San Francisco
  61. 28 HongKong Street, Singapore
  62. Zuma, Dubai
  63. Buck and Breck, Berlin
  64. Oriole, London
  65. Hanky Panky, Mexico City
  66. Bulletin Place, Sydney
  67. Sweet Liberty, Miami
  68. Danico, Paris
  69. Siete Negronis, Santiago – Chile
  70. Baccano, Rome
  71. Quinary, Hong Kong
  72. BlackTail, New York
  73. Central Station, Beirut
  74. Dry Martini, Barcelona
  75. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong
  76. Long Island Bar, New York
  77. Panda & Sons, Edinburgh
  78. Satan’s Whiskers, London
  79. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
  80. Black Pearl, Melbourne
  81. ABV, San Francisco
  82. Drink Kong, Rome
  83. Charles H, Seoul
  84. Le Syndicat, Paris
  85. Bar Trench, Tokyo
  86. Nottingham Forest, Milan
  87. Donovan Bar, London
  88. Sin+Tax, Johannesburg
  89. Bar Orchard Ginza, Tokyo
  90. Nutmeg & Clove, Singapore
  91. Lost Lake, Chicago
  92. Tropic City, Bangkok
  93. The Pontiac, Hong Kong
  94. Amor y Amargo, New York
  95. PS40, Sydney
  96. Frank Bar, São Paulo – Brazil
  97. The Gibson, London
  98. Mabel, Paris
  99. Aviary, Chicago
  100. Clover Club, New York