World’s 50 Best Bars 2014

The World’s 50 Best Bars for 2014 were announced in London with Artesian at the Langham Hotel in London taking out first place for the third year running. New York’s The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog came in second place and at number 3, London’s NightJar.

World’s 50 Best Bars 2014
The Baxter Inn

Australia was represented with Sydney’s Baxter Inn at no 7 followed by Bulletin Place at number 19 and The Everleigh in Melbourne at no 30. Sydney’s Eau de Vie Bar came in at no 31 with Melbourne’s The Black Pearl at 37 and  Shady Pines Saloon  in 48th place.

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

The full list of the World’s 50 Best Bars 2014:

  1. Artesian, London
  2. Dead Rabbit, New York
  3. Nightjar, Tokyo
  4. Attaboy, NYC
  5. Employees Only, New York
  6. Canon, Seattle
  7. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
  8. The American Bar, The Savoy, London
  9. High Five, Tokyo
  10. 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore
  11. The Connaught, London
  12. Happiness Forgets, London
  13. The Aviary, Chicago
  14. The Elephant Bar, Nomad Hotel in New York
  15. Nottingham Forest, Milan
  16. Smugglers Cove, San Francisco
  17. Candelaria, Paris
  18. PDT, New York
  19. Bulletin Place, Sydney
  20. White Lyan, London
  21. Buck & Breck, Berlin
  22. Broken Shaker, Miami
  23. 69 Colebrook Row, London
  24. Hemingway Bar, Prague
  25. Le Lion Bar de Paris, Hamburg
  26. Door 74, Amsterdam
  27. Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago
  28. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome
  29. Chainaya Tea & Cocktails, Moscow
  30. The Everleigh, Melbourne
  31. Eau De Vie Bar, Sydney
  32. Bramble, Edinburgh
  33. Trick Dog Bar, San Francisco
  34. Dryjdlm, Barcelona
  35. Clover Club, New York
  36. Drink, Boston
  37. The Black Pearl, Melbourne
  38. Schumann’s, Munich
  39. Florería Atlántico, Argentina
  40. Star Bar, Tokyo
  41. Delicatessen, Moscow
  42. Quinary, Hong Kong
  43. Cure, New Orleans
  44. Tales and Spirits, Amsterdam
  45. Maison Premiere, New York
  46. La Capilla, Mexico
  47. Licorería Limantour, Mexico
  48. Shady Pines Saloon, Sydney
  49. Callooh Callay, London
  50. Williams and Graham, Denver

And at 56, the  Best Bar in Africa & The Middle East goes to Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar.

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.