The Top 50 Bars In The World Were Released, And Your Local Watering Hole Isn’t One Of Them

The Top 50 Bars In The World Were Released, And Your Local Watering Hole Isn't On It

“What’s your favorite bar?” is a question that leaves someone pondering with a grin on their face. A good bar has everything – the atmosphere, the music, the people, the menu. When you walk into a good situation, it just feels right. Hell, some might say that everyone may even know your name. Yeah, that’s a Cheers reference for all the kids out there who were too young to appreciate it.

As it goes with polarizing lists on the internet, a bunch of “experts” got together and somehow narrowed down 50 of the best bars in the world. How they got there? We’re not really sure, so you’d have to assume it’s slightly biased. There were 476 people included in the making of this list – mixologists (laaaame), historians, and various experts. And what they came up with? Well, I won’t sugarcoat it. It sounds like the most pretentious list of bars ever where you’ll spend $14.50 for a cocktail and $8.25 for a beer. I’m no expert (yes, I am, I drink all the time), but you have to imagine there are some hole-in-the-wall places that didn’t make the cut.

Per Business Insider:

1. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, New York
2. American Bar, London (Best Bar in Europe)
3. Dandelyan, London (Most Improved)
4. Connaught Bar, London
5. Attaboy, New York
6. The Gibson, London
7. Employees Only, New York (‘Legend of the List’)
8. Nomad Bar, New York
9. The Clumsies, Athens
10. Happiness Forgets, London
11. Manhattan, Singapore (Best Bar in Asia)
12. The Baxter Inn, Sydney (Best Bar in Australasia)
13. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City (Best Bar in Latin America)
14. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
15. Speak Low, Shanghai
16. The Broken Shaker, Miami
17. Candelaria, Paris
18. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam
19. Nightjar, London
20. Maison Premiere, New York
21. Operation Dagger, Singapore
22. Black Pearl, Melbourne
23. High Five, Tokyo
24. Little Red Door, Paris
25. Linje Tio, Stockholm
26. Central Station, Beirut (Best Bar in Africa & the Middle East)
27. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong
28. Mace, New York
29. Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
30. Bar Termini, London
31. La Factoria, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
32. Oriole, London
33. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome
34. Dante, New York
35. Trick Dog, San Francisco
36. ABV, San Francisco
37. The Walker Inn, Los Angeles
38. Nottingham Forest, Milan
39. Aviary, Chicago
40. Baba au Rum, Athens
41. Quinary, Hong Kong
42. Himkok, Oslo
43. Lost + Found, Nicosia, Cyprus
44. Ruby, Copenhagen
45. PDT, New York
46. Bulletin Place, Sydney
47. Bramble, Edinburgh
48. Callooh Callay, London
49. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires
50. Buck & Breck, Berlin

The bar that’s twelve hours outside of Mackinaw City that Bob Seger sings about doesn’t seem to be on here which clearly makes the list null and void. I, myself, have only been to one of these bars because I, too, can be an uppity prick if I go to the right city. We all have our vices.

Do us all a favor and drop us a line in the comment section with your favorite bar so we know where to go while in a new city. We have to stick together.

[via Business Insider]

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Editor at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram).

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