Connaught Bar London

London’s Connaught Bar Tops World’s 50 Best Bars 2021

London takes the top 2 spots in the World’s 50 Best Bars list

The Connaught Bar in London has been ranked Number 1 and named the world’s best bar in the World’s 50 Best Bars list for 2021.

This is the second consecutive year that the Connaught has won, taking the top spot for both the World’s Best Bar and the Best Bar in Europe.

17 countries and 18 new entries made this year’s list.

Led by Agostino Perrone, the Connaught’s Director of Mixology, the Connaught Bar continues to present artful, modern drinks with graceful service in an elegant setting. Designed by the late David Collins, the Cubist-inspired bar is known for its unique Martini trolley, where bartenders give a personalised drinks experience to guests. Perrone has built a strong team at the Connaught including Head Mixologist Giorgio Bargiani and Bar Manager Maura Milia.

Mark Sansom, Content Editor for The World’s 50 Best Bars, said in a statement that: “Connaught Bar, we salute you – to be named The World’s Best Bar for two consecutive years is a feat that previously only two bars have achieved in the awards’ 13-year history. It’s a testament to Ago Perrone and his team’s continued pursuit of excellence, which is encapsulated in the way they have developed and modernised the Martini cocktail.”

London takes the top two spots this year, with Connaught Bar at Number 1, and Tayēr + Elementary at Number 2. Tayēr + Elementary is run by Alex Kratena and Monica Berg, and is a venue in two halves: the Elementary part is an industrial space that’s a casual all-day spot for cocktails, including the bar’s signature One Sip Martini; and in the Tayēr part, the drinks are even more loquacious and esoteric, with daily cocktails and an open kitchen-like theatre.

Also celebrated in the list is Kwānt in London, which comes in at Number 31 on the list. Erik Lorincz’s cocktail bar transports you to a different era, from 1940s Casablanca to the colonial tropics.

The awards are voted by the Academy of the World’s 50 Best Bars, across a voting period between March 2020 to September 2021.

Connaught Bar, The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL. Website

Tayēr + Elementary, 152 Old St, London EC1V 9BW. Website

Kwānt, 25 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B 4BH. Website

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021

1 Connaught Bar London UK

2 Tayēr + Elementary London UK

3 Paradiso Barcelona Spain

4 The Clumsies Athens Greece

5 Florería Atlántico Buenos Aires Argentina

6 Licorería Limantour Mexico City Mexico

7 Coa Hong Kong China

8 El Copita s St Petersburg Russia

9 Jigger & Pony Singapore Singapore

10 Katana Kitten New York USA

11 Two Schmucks Barcelona Spain

12 Hanky Panky Mexico City Mexico

13 Insider Bar Moscow Russia

14 Baba au Rum Athens Greece

15 Manhattan Singapore Singapore

16 Atlas Singapore Singapore

17 Zuma Dubai UAE

18 The SG Club Tokyo Japan

19 Drink Kong Rome Italy

20 1930 Milan Italy

21 Presidente Buenos Aires Argentina

22 Maybe Sammy Sydney Australia

23 Cantina OK! Sydney Australia

24 Salmon Guru Madrid Spain

25 Handshake Speakeasy Mexico City Mexico

26 No Sleep Club Singapore Singapore

27 Camparino in Galleria Milan Italy

28 Café La Trova Miami USA

29 Little Red Door Paris France

30 Dante New York USA

31 Kwānt London UK

32 Bar Benfiddich Tokyo Japan

33 Tres Monos Buenos Aires Argentina

34 Attaboy New York USA

35 Lucy’s Flower Shop Stockholm Sweden

36 MO Bar Singapore Singapore

37 Sips Barcelona Spain

38 Baltra Bar Mexico City Mexico

39 Sober Company Shanghai China

40 Tjoget Stockholm Sweden

41 Epic Shanghai China

42 Charles H Seoul South Korea

43 Tippling Club Singapore Singapore

44 Above Board Melbourne Australia

45 Galaxy Bar Dubai UAE

46 Re Sydney Australia

47 Sidecar New Delhi India

48 Union Trading Company Shanghai China

49 DarkSide Hong Kong China

50 Quinary Hong Kong China

The World’s 50 Best Bars

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