World's 50 Best Bars 2023
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The World’s 50 Best Bars for 2023 announced: two Bangkok bars made the list

Here’s the list of the 50 best drinking establishments in the world

Top Koaysomboon
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Top Koaysomboon

The results for the World’s 50 Best Bars are in, announced live from the very first awards ceremony in Asia at Pasir Panjang in Singapore. The top spot has been awarded to the crown jewel of Barcelona, Sips! Coming in second and third are Double Chicken Please in New York and Handshake Speakeasy in Mexico.

The highest-ranking Thai bar on the list is the Four Seasons’ BKK Social Club, which also helms the status of Asia’s best bar on this list, while Mahaniyom makes us proud with a debut at No. 19.

The World’s 50 Best Bars is one of the most respected awards in the drinking industry, marking the pinnacle of all 50 Best rankings. The results were compiled from industry experts and insiders and were reviewed by Deloitte before being revealed.

Here’s the complete list of the 50 best bars.

  1. Sips, Barcelona, Spain – also best bar in Europe
  2. Double Chicken Please, New York, USA – best bar in North America
  3. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City, Mexico
  4. Paradiso, Barcelona, Spain
  5. Connaught Bar, London, England
  6. Little Red Door, Paris, France
  7. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City, Mexcio
  8. Tayler+Elementary, London, England
  9. Alquimico, Bolivar, Colombia – best bar in South America
  10. Himkok, Norway- highest climber
  11. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  12. Line, London – best new opening
  13. BKK Social Club, Bangkok, Thailand – best bar in Asia
  14. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
  15. Maybe Sammy, Sydney, Australia – best bar in Australasia
  16. Salmon Guru, Madrid, Spain
  17. Overstory, New York, USA
  18. Zest, Seoul, South Korea – highest new entry
  19. Mahaniyom, Bangkok, Thailand – new entry
  20. Coa, Hong Kong, China
  21. Drink Kong, Rome, Italy
  22. Hanky Panky, Mexico City, Mexico
  23. Caretaker’s Cottage, Melbourne, Australia
  24. Café la Trova, Miami, USA
  25. Baba Aurum, Athens, Greece
  26. Cochinchina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  27. Katana Kitten, new York
  28. Satan’s Whiskers, London, England
  29. Wax On, Berlin, Germany – new entry
  30. Floreria Atlántico, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  31. Röda Huset, Stackholm, Katel One Sustainable Bar Award
  32. Sago House, Singapore – new entry
  33. Freni E Frizioni, Rome, Italy
  34. Argo, Hong Kong, China
  35. A Bar with Shapes for a Name, London, England
  36. The SG Club, Tokyo, Japan
  37. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo, Japan
  38. The Cambridge Public House, Paris, France – new entry
  39. Panda and Sons, Edinburgh, Scotland
  40. Mimi Kakushi, Dubai, UAE - Best bar in the Middle East and Africa by Amaro
  41. Scarfes Bar, London, England – new entry
  42. 1930, Milan, Italy
  43. Carnaval, Lima, Peru
  44. L’Antiquario, Naples, Italy
  45. Baltra Bar, Mexico City, Mexico
  46. Locale Firenze, Florence, Italy
  47. The Clumsies, Athens, Greece – Remy Martin Legend of the List
  48. Atlas, Singapore
  49. Jewel of the South, New Orleans, USA – new entry
  50. Galaxy Bar, Dubai, UAE
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