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The World’s 50 Best Bars 2013

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2013The World’s 50 Best Bars for 2013 were just announced in London with Artesian at the Langham Hotel in London taking out first place for the second year running. NightJar also from London came in second place and at number 3, Tokyo’s Bar High Five took out the award for Best Bar in Asia.

Australia was well represented with The Black Pearl from Melbourne at number 7 and Best Bar in Australasia. Sydney’s Baxter Inn followed at number 8. The Everleigh in Melbourne took out the 24th spot followed by Sydney’s Eau de Vie Bar at 25. Two new entries from Australia made the list with Bulletin Place at number 26 and Shady Pines Saloon  in 41st place.

Voting was done by the Academy with nearly 230 voters from around the world which I was invited to be part of.

Congratulations to all the winners, and to our Australian bartending talent that makes us proud locally and on a global scale.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Artesian, London
  2. NightJar, London
  3. High Five, Tokyo
  4. The Connaught, London
  5. Dead Rabbit, New York
  6. Happiness Forgets, London
  7. The Black Pearl, Melbourne
  8. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
  9. Candelaria, Paris
  10. 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore
  11. Callooh Callay, London
  12. Employees Only, New York
  13. PDT, New York
  14. Dry Martini, Barcelona
  15. Door 74, Amsterdam
  16. Le Lion Bar de Paris, Hamburg
  17. Buck & Breck, Berlin
  18. The Parlour, Frankfurt
  19. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome
  20. The American Bar, The Savoy, London
  21. Death & Co, New York
  22. Ruby, Copenhagen
  23. Schumann’s, Munich
  24. The Everleigh, Melbourne
  25. Eau De Vie Bar, Sydney
  26. Bulletin Place, Sydney
  27. 69 Colebrooke Row, London
  28. Chainaya Tea & Cocktails. Russia
  29. Mutis, Barcelona
  30. Smugglers Cove, San Francisco
  31. Clover Club, New York
  32. Bramble, Edinburgh
  33. Le Forum, Paris
  34. Zetter Townhouse, London
  35. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires, Best Bar in Latin America & The Caribbean
  36. Lebensstern, Berlin
  37. La Capilla, Tequila, Mexico
  38. Quinary, Hong Kong
  39. Little Red Door, Paris
  40. Bar Le Coq, Paris
  41. Shady Pines Saloon, Sydney
  42. Attaboy, New York
  43. Sherry Butt, Paris
  44. Pouring Ribbons, New York
  45. Tippling Club, Singapore
  46. Drink, Boston
  47. Tommy’s, San Francisco
  48. Baba Au Rum, Athens
  49. Nottingham Forest, Milan
  50. Delicatessen, Moscow

And at 63, the Best Bar in Africa & the Middle East is Zuma, Dubai.

Source: Twitter @50BestBars; Logo: The World’s 50 Best Bars

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.

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