Two Australian Bars Named in The World’s 50 Best Bars 2017

The list of the World’s 50 Best Bars has just been unveiled and our beloved Australia landed two coveted spots. At No. 22 is Melbourne’s Black Pearl, a legendary drinking locale known for welcoming vibes and unbeatable bartenders. And at No. 45 (down quite a few spots from last year) is Sydney’s own Baxter Inn, where a great time is guaranteed presuming you can find the place. Otherwise, the list features a modest sprawl of bars from around with the world, with London and New York once again taking the lion’s share of top spots. And you know what? We’re okay with that. After all, New York and London might have the best bars, but Australia has the best drinkers! Read below for a breakdown of the top 10 followed by a list of the remaining 40. Cheers!

american bar london

1. American Bar – London

After roaming the World’s Best Bars list for years, London’s American Bar finally grabs the No. 1 spot. Located inside the historic Savoy Hotel, this prime drinking destination has a cocktail program that’s 125 years in the making. However, don’t take that to mean they aren’t keeping up with the times. Here you’ll find the best of old and new, all delivered with reliable class and charm.


dandelyan london

2. Dandelyan – London

This sophisticated British bar pairs exceptional service with a cocktail menu that needs to be seen to be believed. Dandelyan takes their indisputably intensive and thematic approach to not just every drink, but every ingredient as well. Consequently, each sip is like a story passing through your lips.


the nomad new york

3. The NoMad – New York

Between the majestic decor, shareable cocktails and orgastic food, New York’s NoMad has every base covered in top shelf style. Come here for an experience that’s as playful as it is prestigious.


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4. Connaught Bar – London

What ultimately makes for a great bar are great drinks, and London’s Connaught Bar has those in spades. That’s in no small part thanks to having world class Italian bartender Agostino Perrone oversee the operation. Expect a level of taste and creativity that will linger on your mind long after your final sip.


 the dead rabbit new york

5. The Dead Rabbit – New York

Last year’s champion drops a few spots to No. 5, but don’t assume that means Dead Rabbit has lost an iota of momentum. With its inventive cocktail menu and massive selection of Irish whiskeys, this bustling New York watering hole is as popular and rewarding now as it’s ever been.


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6. The Clumsies – Athens

Tired of going to London or New York just to try the best bars in the world? Then hop on over to Athens, Greece, and check out the Clumsies. This wildly popular locale keeps the atmosphere vivacious, but nevertheless treats every cocktail like a serious work of art.


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7. Manhattan – Singapore

Between Manhattan’s tastefully opulent decor and resoundingly classic cocktail menu, you’d think you died and went to upscale bar heaven. It’s therefore no wonder that this American-themed bar in the heart of Singapore keeps topping everyone’s list in 2017.


attaboy new york

8. Attaboy – New York

Walk in to Attaboy’s speakeasy environs and put yourself in the hands of one of New York’s top bartenders. And that’s not a suggestion–there’s no menu at this outrageously popular destination. In return for your trust, you’ll get one of the best drinks to ever cross your lips.


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9. Bar Termini – London

One of London’s best coffee spots by day, and best cocktail spots by night, Bar Termini delivers a routinely delicious experience inside its compact Soho digs. They don’t reinvent the wheel here as much as they master the art form of classic beverages.


speak low shanghai

10. Speak Low – Shanghai

Secretly tucked behind a shop bookshelf is this epic three-level speakeasy, which caters to all types of moods and crowds. Needless to say, Speak Low is quite simply the stuff that destination drinking dreams are made of.


Here are the remaining 40:

11. Little Red Door – Paris
12. Happiness Forgets – London
13. High Five – Tokyo
14. Licoreria Limantour – Mexico City
15. Atlas – Singapore
16. Dante – New York
17. Oriole – London
18. Broken Shaker – Miami Beach
19. Candelaria – Paris
20. Himkok – Oslo
21. The Gibson – London
22. Black Pearl – Melbourne
23. Floreria Atlantico – Buenos Aires
24. Operation Dagger – Singapore
25. 28 Hongkong Street – Singapore
26. Trick Dog – San Francisco
27. Sweet Liberty – Miami Beach
28. Indulge Experimental Bistro – Taipei
29. Lost & Found – Nicosia
30. Baba Au Rum – Athens
31. Tippling Club – Singapore
32. Blacktail – New York
33. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy – Rome
34. Le Syndicat – Paris
35. Tales & Spirits – Amsterdam
36. Bar Benfiddich – Tokyo
37. Employees Only – New York
38. Schumann’s – Munich
39. La Factoria – San Juan
40. Quinary – Hong Kong
41. Aviary – Chicago
42. Mace – New York
43. Nightjar – London
44. Linje Tio – Stockholm
45. The Baxter Inn – Sydney
46. ABV – San Francisco
47. Native – Singapore
48. Tommy’s – San Francisco
49. Lobster Bar – Hong Kong
50. Imperial Craft – Tel Aviv


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