50 Of The World’s Best Bars 

One of the most prestigious awards on the planet, The World’s 50 Best Bars, is the official directory of the world’s top bars. It is an annual list that celebrates the best of the international drinks industry. Voted for by 650 drinks experts from across the globe, what constitutes ‘best’ is left to the judgment of these trusted and well-travelled experts.

The list represents the ultimate international guide to the world’s top bars and drinking destinations. An annual awards ceremony is usually held in London, however, this year to mark the 14th edition of the awards, the event took place in Barcelona. For the complete list, and to see which bar won The World’s Best Bar 2022 title, continue reading.


Which Is The World’s Best Bar?

Barcelona’s Paradiso has been crowned the greatest bar in the world for 2022.

Located in Barcelona’s trendy El Born district, Paradiso is a Speakeasy-style Cocktail Bar which is accessed through a retro-style fridge door inside a Pastrami Bar.  Once in, the surprises keep on coming, starting with the show-stopping Supercool Martini, which uses a ‘supercooled’ gin mix to build an iceberg in the glass.

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In the past, themes have encompassed magic and space, and this year the inspiration is the Evolution of Humankind. Of the 15 new cocktails, try Fleming, inspired by the discovery of penicillin, which explores fermentation with a mushroom spore rim. But for more aesthetic drama, the hot tot is On Fire, a sharing milk punch cocktail, with bourbon, oloroso sherry, tahini, sweet potato and smoked milk. Served in a clear, round dish, with garnishes created in the Paradiso lab to represent humankind’s ancestors sitting around a fire, the cocktail uses a laser to create a flame which smokes the Jerez wine. Drinks don’t look or taste like this anywhere but at Paradiso.


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50 World’s Best Bars 2022

1. Paradiso, Barcelona, Spain

2. Tayēr + Elementary, London

3. Sips, Barcelona, Spain

4. Licorería Limantour, Mexico

5. Little Red Door, Paris, France

6. Double Chicken Please, New York, USA

7. Two Schmucks, Barcelona, Spain

8. The Connaught Bar, London

9. Katana Kitten, New York, USA

10. Alquímico, Cartagena, Colombia

11. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City

12. Jigger & Pony, Singapore

13. Hanky Panky, Mexico City

14. BKK Social Club, Bangkok, Thailand

15. Salmon Guru, Madrid, Spain

16. Drink Kong, Rome, Italy

17. Coa, Hong Kong

18. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

19. The Clumsies, Athens, Greece

20. Baba Au Rum, Athens, Greece

21. Cafe La Trova, Florida, USA

22. Attaboy, New York, USA

23. Satan’s Whiskers, London

24. Tropic City, Bangkok, Thailand

25. Kumiko, Chicago, USA

26. Sidecar, New Delhi, India

27. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

28. Argo, Hong Kong

29. Maybe Sammy, Sydney, Australia

30. Swift, London

31. Line, Athens, Greece

32. Baltra Bar, Mexico City

33. Manhattan, Singapore

34. Overstory, New York

35. 1930, Milan, Italy

36. Dante, New York, USA

37. A Bar With Shapes for A Name, London

38. Zuma, Dubai, UAE

39. Locale Firenze, Florence

40. Red Frog, Lisbon, Portugal

41. Cantina OK!, Sydney, Australia

42. CoChinChina, Buenos Aires

43. HIMKOK, Oslo, Norway

44. Carnaval, Lima, Peru

45. Galaxy Bar, Dubai, UAE

46. L’antiquario, Naples, Italy

47. Employees Only, New York, USA

48. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo

49. Lucy’s Flower Shop, Stockholm, Sweden

50. Bulgari Bar, Dubai, UAE


Learn more about The World’s 50 Best Bars here.


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