2019 World's 50 Best Bars

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 results are in with London New York, Singapore, and Buenos Aires made an appearance in the top 10.

By: Tiff Christie|October 4,2019

The feeling of anticipation is only cut by the beam of the spotlight that is making their way around the room. People are huddles around the edges of the circular space (of course this is where the bands have set up their bars but the effect is still the same).

Sure, there are no disputes – only excitement and the only jousting that’s going on is with bar spoons (and that’s another story).


The cream of the world’s bartending community gathered in London to find out who was the best of them, which bar is the one to watch and who would be this years industry icon.

New York bar Dante was awarded the coveted title of World’s Best Bar, as well as Best Bar in North America.

The Industry Icon award went to Charles Schumann of Schumann’s in Munich, while the Bartender’ Bartender honour went to Monica Berg who is a co-founder of (P)our and just started new bar Tayēr + Elementary in London.

Coming in second place at the World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 is The Connaught in London, also awarded the Best Bar in Europe, and in the third spot, Florería Atlántico from Buenos Aires Argentina, Best Bar in South America.

Australia had only one entry with newcomer Maybe Sammy at number 43. The Sydney bar was also the recipient of the Best Bar in Australasia. Maybe

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 list is compiled by votes from The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy comprised of more than 500 drinks experts who are required to remain anonymous.

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019:

  1. Dante, New York USA – World’s Best Bar and Best Bar in North America
  2. The Connaught, London UK – Best Bar in Europe
  3. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires Argentina – Best Bar in South America
  4. The Nomad, New York USA
  5. American Bar at the Savoy, London UK – Legend of the List
  6. The Clumsies, Athens Greece
  7. Attaboy, NYC USA
  8. Atlas, Singapore – Best Bar in Asia
  9. The Old Man, Hong Kong China
  10. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City, Mexico
  11. Manhattan, Singapore
  12. Native, Singapore – Sustainable Bar Award
  13. Carnaval, Lima Peru – Highest New Entry Award
  14. Katana Kitten, New York USA – Best New Opening
  15. Guilhotina, São Paulo Brazil
  16. Three Sheets, London UK
  17. Himkok, Oslo Norway
  18. High Five, Tokyo Japan
  19. Salmón Gurú, Madrid Spain – Highest Climber
  20. Paradiso, Barcelona Spain
  21. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei Taiwan
  22. The Dead Rabbit, New York USA
  23. Coupette, London UK
  24. The SG Club, Tokyo Japan
  25. Dr. Stravinsky, Barcelona Spain
  26. Employees Only, New York USA
  27. El Copitas, St Petersburg Russia
  28. Scout, London UK
  29. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
  30. Operation Dagger, Singapore
  31. Baba Au Rhum, Athens, Greece
  32. La Factoría, Old San Juan Puerto Rico
  33. Presidente, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  34. Schumann’s, Munich Germany
  35. Speak Low, Shanghai China
  36. Little Red Door, Paris France
  37. Tjoget, Stockholm Sweden
  38. The Old Man, Singapore
  39. Lyaness, London UK
  40. Happiness Forgets, London UK
  41. Swift, London UK
  42. Trick Dog, San Francisco USA
  43. Maybe Sammy, Sydney Australia – Best Bar in Australasia
  44. 1930, Milan Italy
  45. Sober Company, Shanghai China
  46. Electric Bing Sutt, Beirut Lebanon – Best Bar in the Middle East and Africa
  47. Kwānt, London UK
  48. Artesian, London UK
  49. Coa, Hong Kong China
  50. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, Rome Italy

Legend of the List: American Bar at the Savoy, London UK

Industry Icon Award: Charles Schumann of Schumann’s, Munich Germany

Bartender’s Bartender: Monica Berg

One to Watch Award: Drink Kong, Rome Italy


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