World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 announced

This year’s World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 have been announced at a ceremony in Barcelona (4 October 2022).

2022 marks the 14th year for the prestigious awards.

London regained its position this year as the cocktail capital of Europe with a total of five bars in the list: Tayēr + Elementary (see website) at Number 2, the Connaught Bar (see website) at Number 8, Satan’s Whiskers (see website) at Number 23, Swift (see website) at Number 30, and A Bar with Shapes for a Name (see instagram) at Number 37.

Mark Sansom, Content Director of The World’s 50 Best Bars, said: “The fact that this is the first time we have crowned a bar outside New York or London as The World’s Best Bar is a testament to the huge achievements of Giacomo, Margarita and their team. Since being named One To Watch in 2017 a year after opening, Paradiso has been a firm fixture of the 50 Best list, enhancing its ranking year after year. It is an honour to name it as The World’s Best Bar and the win is credit to Paradiso’s outlandishly inventive cocktail programme, sustainable ethos, work in the global bar community and brilliant sense of fun. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to each and every bar on the list and we are delighted to once again be able to showcase the incredible diversity of the global bar sector, from grand hotel bars and dive bars to neighbourhood speakeasies and stunning rooftop spaces. The consumer appetite for quality cocktail bars just keeps on growing and to be able to introduce 14 new entries to help sate this and encourage travel plans couldn’t make us happier.”

World’s 50 Best Bars 2022

1 Paradiso Barcelona
2 Tayēr + Elementary London
3 Sips Barcelona
4 Licorería Limantour Mexico City
5 Little Red Door Paris
6 Double Chicken Please New York
7 Two Schmucks Barcelona
8 Connaught Bar London
9 Katana Kitten New York
10 Alquímico Cartagena
11 Handshake Speakeasy Mexico City
12 Jigger & Pony Singapore
13 Hanky Panky Mexico City
14 BKK Social Club Bangkok
15 Salmon Guru Madrid
16 Drink Kong Rome
17 Coa Hong Kong
18 Florería Atlántico Buenos Aires
19 The Clumsies Athens
20 Baba au Rum Athens
21 Café La Trova Miami
22 Attaboy New York
23 Satan’s Whiskers London
24 Tropic City Bangkok
25 Kumiko Chicago
26 Sidecar New Delhi
27 Tres Monos Buenos Aires
28 Argo Hong Kong
29 Maybe Sammy Sydney
30 Swift London
31 Line Athens
32 Baltra Bar Mexico City
33 Manhattan Singapore
34 Overstory New York
35 1930 Milan
36 Dante New York
37 A Bar with Shapes for a Name London
38 Zuma Dubai
39 Locale Firenze Florence
40 Red Frog Lisbon
41 Cantina OK! Sydney
42 CoChinChina Buenos Aires
43 Himkok Oslo
44 Carnaval Lima
45 Galaxy Bar Dubai
46 L’Antiquario Naples
47 Employees Only New York
48 Bar Benfiddich Tokyo
49 Lucy’s Flower Shop Stockholm
50 Bulgari Bar Dubai


📷 Main photo: Swift cocktail bar in Soho London

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