London bar retains top spot in World’s 50 Best Bars


Artesian at London’s Langham hotel has retained its title of the world’s best bar for a fourth year running in the annual ranking of the World’s 50 Best Bars.

Pictured above, it was one of nine UK bars – all in London – in the top 50, coming out just ahead of New York City, based on independent voting by 412 industry professionals in 53 countries.

At a ceremony in Spitalfields to tie in with London Cocktail Week last night, it was revealed that half the top 10 bars were in London, with the Nightjar remaining in third place, The American Bar at The Savoy in fifth, Happiness Forgets at eight and the Connaught Bar at nine.

The Mr Lyan team, led by Ryan Chetiyawardana, took the 26th spot with White Lyan and the 50th slot with Dandelyan at the Mondrian Hotel. The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar was at 27 while 69 Colebrooke Row was at 41.

As in 2014, The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in New York City was in second place in the ranking which is run by Drinks International.

World’s 50 Best Bars

1 Artesian, London
2 The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, New York City
3 Nightjar, London
4 Employees Only, New York City
5 American Bar at The Savoy, London
6 The Baxter Inn, Sydney
7 28 HongKong Street, Singapore
8 Happiness Forgets, London
9 Connaught Bar, London
10 The Black Pearl, Melbourne
11 Attaboy, New York City
12 Candelaria, Paris
13 High Five, Tokyo
14 The Broken Shaker, Miami
15 Canon, Seattle
16 Buck and Breck, Berlin
17 Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar, Tel Aviv
18 Lobster Bar and Grill, Hong Kong
19 Le Lion Bar de Paris, Hamburg
20 Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City
21 The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome
22 The Clumsies, Athens
23 Maison Premiere, New York City
24 Elephant Bar, New York City
25 The Everleigh, Melbourne
26 White Lyan, London
27 Beaufort Bar, London
28 Bulletin Place, Sydney
29 The Aviary, Chicago
30 Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam
31 Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
32 Delicatessen, Moscow
33 Door 74, Amsterdam
34 Ruby, Copenhagen
35 Manhattan, Singapore
36 The NoMad Bar, New York City
37 PDT, New York City
38 Mace, New York City
39 Quinary, Hong Kong
40 Trick Dog, San Francisco
41 69 Colebrooke Row, London
42 Dry Martini, Barcelona
43 Schumann’s, Munich
44 Zuma, Dubai
45 La Factoria, San Juan
46 Nottingham Forest, Milan
47 Tommy’s, San Francisco
48 Lost & Found Drinkery, Nicosia
49 Little Red Door, Paris
50 Dandelyan, London

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