World’s Top 50 Bars

We’re on a quest to try all 50 of the world’s best bars. Every year, the William Reed Business Media ranks the top 50 bars in the world (note they’re from the UK, so the list tends to skew UK/Singapore). It’s a great excuse to travel.

We will be updating the list with links to our reviews! 

As a reference, here are the world’s 50 Best Bars 2017 in order. Asterisked ones are the ones we personally recommend of those, with 3 stars being the most recommended:

  1. American Bar, London
  2. Dandelyan, London
  3. The Nomad, New York* (recommend)
  4. Connaught Bar, London
  5. The Dead Rabbit, New York*** (highly recommend)
  6. The Clumsies, Athens
  7. Manhattan, Singapore***
  8. Attaboy, New York
  9. Bar Termini, London
  10. Speak Low, Shanghai**
  11. Little Red Door, Paris
  12. Happiness Forgets, London
  13. High Five, Tokyo**
  14. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City***
  15. Atlas, Singapore
  16. Dante, New York
  17. Oriole, London
  18. Broken Shaker, Miami Beach
  19. Candelaria, Paris
  20. Himkok, Oslo
  21. The Gibson, London*** (top choice)
  22. Black Pearl, Melbourne
  23. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires
  24. Operation Dagger, Singapore
  25. 28 HongKong Street, Singapore
  26. Trick Dog, San Francisco
  27. Sweet Liberty, Miami Beach
  28. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei
  29. Lost & Found, Nicosia
  30. Baba Au Rum, Athens
  31. Tippling Club, Singapore*
  32. Blacktail, New York
  33. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy Rome
  34. Le Syndicat, Paris
  35. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam
  36. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
  37. Employees Only, New York
  38. Schumann’s, Munich
  39. La Factoria, San Juan
  40. Quinary, Hong Kong
  41. Aviary, Chicago
  42. Mace, New York
  43. Nightjar, London
  44. Linje Tio, Stockholm
  45. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
  46. ABV, San Francisco*
  47. Native, Singapore
  48. Tommy’s, San Francsico
  49. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong
  50. Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv

Top 50 Bar Reviews

Drinking at Dead Rabbit New York: Part 3
Intro: This is part 3 of the 3-part series of Dead Rabbit, which has been extensively ahem, researched over the
Drinking at Dead Rabbit New York: Part 2
What to drink (and where to drink) at Dead Rabbit
Drinking at Dead Rabbit New York: Part 1
A meticulously researched review on one of the top bars in the world
Glass filled with orange liquid next to book reading The Modern Life of Plants
Dandelyan – London
Interesting plant-based menu. Good cocktails but a bit more like an upscale hotel bar than a destination.
Several leather couches in front of beautiful, multi level bar with art on the walls and a painted cieling
Top 3 Cocktail Bars in Singapore for Dates
Our take on Singapore's Top 5 Bars in 2019
Bar with two bartenders and hundreds of bottles with one couple sitting at the bar.
American Bar at the Savoy – London
Steeped in tradition. A seat at the actual bar would be amazing, but we didn’t get one.
Bartender in front of bar with many bottles
Gibson Bar – London
One of the best bars we have ever been to (and we’ve been to many)
Two bartenders facing in opposite directions in front of a small darkly lit bar with an overhead light
Bar Termini, London
Ambiance-driven rather than Mixology-driven. One of the Top 50 World’s Best Bars
Trick Dog – San Francisco
Tales of the Cocktail: Best American Cocktail Bar nominee
Bar with bee like texture and about a hundred identically labelled bottles
Operation Dagger Singapore
#24 of World’s 50 Best Bars