North America’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, will again return for its third edition in April to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico.
“After a successful edition of North America’s 50 Best Bars in San Miguel de Allende last year, we are thrilled to return to Mexico for what will undoubtedly be a captivating event program. In line with the country’s growing international reputation for food and drink, bars in Mexico have climbed 50 Best rankings over recent years,” explained Emma Sleight, Head of Content for North America’s 50 Best Bars.
“By bringing the biggest event in North America’s bar calendar back to San Miguel de Allende we hope to continue showcasing the city’s vibrant nightlife, as well as the people who make every experience exceptional for visitors and contribute to driving travel and tourism,” she continued.
Highlights for the event program in San Miguel de Allende will include the Bartenders’ Feast, which takes place the night before the reveal of North
America’s 50 Best Bars 2024. It will be followed by the live countdown and awards ceremony on April 23, culminating in the reveal of The Best Bar in North America 2024 and other special award winners.
“We are so very pleased to be chosen again to host North America’s 50 Best Bars,” said Mauricio Trejo, Mayor of San Miguel de Allende. It is such a wonderful and prominent event, and to pick San Miguel de Allende is proof and acknowledgment of the impact our city has made, and continues to make, with regard to our excellent gastronomy, bars, lifestyle and luxurious experiences.
“This will not only further contribute to our image but also support our local community in succeeding in making this enchanting and cosmopolitan city a great experience for anyone who visits, Trejo continued. “Similar to last year, 50 Best has our full commitment to making this event an even greater world-class experience than it was last year.”
Ahead of the awards ceremony, 50 Best will announce the winners of two special awards designed to celebrate the exceptional achievements of one
bar and one bartender over the past year:
- Michter’s Art of Hospitality. This award is voted for by all members of North America’s 50 Best Bars Academy, who are asked to name the
bar where they received the single best hospitality experience during the voting period.
- Altos Bartenders’ Bartender. This award is voted for by the bartenders behind those bars on this year’s list, who are asked to name one peer
who has done more to further the craft of bartending than any other, regarding their work to support the ongoing recovery of the bar sector in the wake of the pandemic.