Sips Bar Takes The Title Of The World’s Best Bar

Balcelona has done it again … with yet another of its favourite bars taking out the top spot in The World’s 50 Best Bars

By: Tiff Christie|October 17,2023

Barcelona bar Sips gave The 50 Best Bars list a shake up this evening as it jumped up two places to not only take out The Best Bar in Europe, but also the coveted The World’s Best Bar (sponsored by Perrier).

Announced as part of the live awards ceremony in Singapore tonight, Sips is the second Barcelona bar to take the top spot on as many years, following Paradiso’s triumph in 2022.


Located in the heart of Barcelona’s L’Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample district, Sips combines elegant design with cutting-edge technique to create an unfussy and playful ‘drinkery house’ from two titans of the industry, Simone Caporale and Marc Álvarez.

Drawing on the lessons of their already illustrious careers – Caporale was one half of the creative duo that led London’s Artesian to The World’s Best Bar title a record four times, whilst Álvarez spent almost a decade at Ferran and Albert Adrià’s revolutionary elBarri restaurant group – the duo’s disruptive approach to creative mixology shines through in innovative haute couture serves at pret-a-porter prices.

The bar’s atmospheric interior encompasses muted pastel and gold-accented seating orbiting a futuristic workstation in place of the traditional bar. This design removes any barrier between guest and bartender, with the aim of centring the human aspect of service to create a multi-sensory, immersive drinking experience.

“The bar seamlessly translates contemporary innovation and technical precision …”

“As the brainchild of cocktail-world icons Marc Álvarez and Simone Caporale, Sips was destined for greatness even before it rocketed into the list at No.37 just a few short months after opening in 2021, said William Drew, Director of Content, 50 Best. “The bar seamlessly translates contemporary innovation and technical precision into a playful cocktail programme, accompanied by the warmest hospitality, making it a worthy winner of The World’s Best Bar 2023 title.”

Drew continued: “At 50 Best, we take great pride in highlighting the unparalleled diversity of the global bar industry and we extend our sincere congratulations to each bar that has earned a place on this illustrious ranking. We have once again seen the number of cocktail cities represented here increase, and hope this list continues to ignite the spark of wanderlust for cocktail lovers around the world.”

Elisa Gregori, Perrier Global Business Unit Director, says: “On behalf of Perrier®, we are honoured to be the ongoing leading sponsor for The World’s 50 Best Bars. We are extremely proud to spotlight the bartenders and other professionals who push boundaries to create unforgettable experiences for anyone who walks through their doors.”

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