Is there a more romantic notion than indulging in a glass of wine while overlooking the Pantheon in Rome? Or drinking a boozy cocktail al fresco while waiting for your dinner reservation in Barcelona? We think not. Turn those dreams into boozy realities after browsing through our lists of the best bars in Europe. We tell you where to go, what to drink and why you should keep coming back for more.
New at number one is Lyaness, a follow-up to ‘World’s Best Bar’ Dandelyan
Smiley Edinburgh must be about as friendly and welcoming as cities get. Could that be thanks to the booze?
If the Berlin bar scene is anything, it’s diverse (and thrillingly so). Its cocktail dens rival Paris and London’s best
The local drinking culture dates to the late 19th century, when one Gaspare Campari arrived on the scene
A scene forever defined by old-fashioned enoteche (wine bars) has been transformed by speakeasies, rooftop lounges and dive-y beer bars
Sip your way through canal-side wine spots, cocktail dens and beer havens
By night, the best bars in Manchester turn the city into a true tipplers’ haven
From a brewery that doubles up as a record store to a factory-turned-bier halle
Including a NY-themed drinking den and a boozy bolthole specialising in mead
Paris’s drinking scene is one of the best and most diverse in the world. Here’s where to start
You’re doing yourself a disservice if you only go to the most popular dives off La Rambla
The Portuguese capital has an abundance of excellent places to drink. Get around with our guide
Whether you’re after a traditional taberna, a century-old bodega or modern cocktails