The World’s 50 Best Bars Of 2021 Have Been Revealed

Best Bars Of 2021

One of the best things about 2021 has been the chance to get back into good bars for a well-made drink, something that was a little more challenging just a year ago. With this opportunity to vigorously imbibe the best cocktails in town, the world’s 50 best bars of 2021 were announced today, presenting no less than four of our own watering holes making the coveted list.

The annually announced list is compiled by the good folks at The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy, who have more than 500 international experts to dispatch around the globe. This team of experts has the enviable task of sampling the most delightfully delicious cocktails the best bars have to offer, before the difficult job of ranking begins.

In 2021 the top spot of the podium remained the same as 2020, with the team at Connaught Bar being awarded the honours once again. The London based outfit is attached to the famed Connaught Hotel, which has clearly been investing in the quality of their mixologists in recent years.

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Interestingly, it was Dante in New York that topped the list in 2019, before slipping to second place last year. Unfortunately, what was once the very best that the Big Apple had to offer has slipped further, with Dante now occupying the 30th position.

While Dante slipped a couple of spots this year, so too did Australia’s best of 2020 in Maybe Sammy, which traded 11th place for 22nd. All tallied, Australia claimed four spots within the Top 50, including Maybe Sammy at 22nd, Cantina OK! in 23rd, Above Board in 44th, and Re in 46th spot. Re also won the Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award 2021, which is given to the bar that offers, “delicious drinks in service of a more considerate future”.

You can check out the full list below, as well as check out the other individual award winners at the World’s 50 Best Bars site.

  1. Connaught Bar, London
  2. Tayēr + Elementary, London
  3. Paradiso, Barcelona
  4. The Clumsies, Athens
  5. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires
  6. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
  7. Coa, Hong Kong
  8. El Copitas, St Petersburg
  9. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
  10. Katana Kitten, New York
  11. Two Schmucks, Barcelona
  12. Hanky Panky, Mexico City
  13. Insider Bar, Moscow
  14. Baba Au Rum, Athens
  15. Manhattan, Singapore
  16. Atlas, Singapore
  17. Zuma, Dubai
  18. The SG Club, Tokyo
  19. Drink Kong, Rome
  20. 1930, Milan
  21. Presidente, Buenos Aires
  22. Maybe Sammy, Sydney
  23. Cantina OK!, Sydney
  24. Salmon Guru, Madrid
  25. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City
  26. No Sleep Club, Singapore
  27. Camparino in Galleria, Milan
  28. Café La Trova, Miami
  29. Little Red Door, Paris
  30. Dante, New York
  31. Kwānt, London
  32. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
  33. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires
  34. Attaboy, New York
  35. Lucy’s Flower Shop, Stockholm
  36. MO Bar, Singapore
  37. Sips, Barcelona
  38. Baltra Bar, Mexico City
  39. Sober Company, Shanghai
  40. Tjoget, Stockholm
  41. Epic, Shanghai
  42. Charles H, Seoul
  43. Tippling Club, Singapore
  44. Above Board, Melbourne
  45. Galaxy Bar, Dubai
  46. Re, Sydney
  47. Sidecar, New Delhi
  48. Union Trading Company, Shanghai
  49. Darkside, Hong Kong
  50. Quinary, Hong Kong