(CNN) — We’re sorry, USA. Europe has utterly trounced you at the cocktail recreation.
However for the 2021 version, introduced Tuesday evening at an awards ceremony in the UK capital, London holds the high two spots whereas New York has simply two bars in the entire of the high 30.
It’s additionally a notably extra worldwide affair than regular, with 17 nations represented in the high 50, and with 18 new entries unfold throughout Australia, India, Mexico, Russia, Argentina, Sweden, Spain, China and the UAE.
After a Zoom-based occasion in 2020, this 12 months’s ceremony was in individual as soon as once more at London’s Roundhouse. Nonetheless, the UK’s new entry guidelines in response to the Omicron variant meant the abroad guests confronted some last-minute PCR take a look at and self-isolation necessities earlier than attending.
London takes high two spots
The Connaught Bar: Mayfair specialists in being ritzy.
London’s Connaught Bar took the crown for the second 12 months in a row, solely the third bar to have accomplished so in the awards’ 13-year historical past.
The five-star Connaught Resort has been a Mayfair establishment because it opened as the Prince of Saxe-Coburg Resort in 1815, and the Cubist-inspired Nineteen Twenties-style bar, which opened in 2008, was designed by the late David Collins.
The Connaught’s management group of director of mixology Agostino Perrone, head mixologist Giorgio Bargiani and bar supervisor Maura Milia have perfected their profitable formulation of constantly high-quality drinks and repair in a chic setting. The bar’s specialty is its Martini trolley, the place bartenders give a personalised drinks expertise to company.
Alex Kratena’s Tayēr + Elementary, on London’s Previous Avenue, climbed to No. 2 after being final 12 months’s Highest New Entry.
A chew out of the Huge Apple
At No. 10 on the listing, Katana Kitten, a Japanese-style bar in New York’s West Village, was the highest-ranking bar in the US.
Mexico Metropolis’s Licorería Limantour, at No. 6, was named Best Bar in North America, and the metropolis was additionally represented by Hanky Panky at No. 12, Handshake Speakeasy at No. 25 and Baltra Bar at No. 38.
Buenos Aires additionally took a chew out of the Huge Apple’s cocktail dominance, with Florería Atlántico climbing to No. 5 and holding onto the Best Bar in South America award, and Presidente taking the Highest Climber award by rising 29 locations to No. 21. Tres Monos, at No. 33, was one other new entry.
Spain leads Europe
Giacomo Giannotti’s Paradiso is a Mediterranean-style speakeasy, entered via the freezer door of a pastrami bar.
Paradiso/The World’s 50 Best
Spain led the means in Europe with 4 bars on the listing, together with Barcelona’s Paradiso and Two Schmucks at No. 3 and No. 11 respectively. Salmon Guru in Madrid was at No. 24 and gained the Michter’s Artwork of Hospitality award.
Russia additionally outperformed the US, with St. Petersburg’s El Copitas at No. 8 and Moscow’s Insider Bar at No. 13.
Hong Kong’s Coa climbed to No. 7 and was named Best Bar in Asia, however Singapore was the metropolis with the most entries total: a whopping six in complete, led by Jigger & Pony at No. 9. It even has a bar known as Manhattan — at No. 15 — as an extra swipe at New York’s misplaced crown.
The World’s 50 Best Bar Academy is made up of bar trade specialists from round the world. The voting interval passed off between March 2020 and September 2021.
The world’s best bars for 2021
For the full listing, go to the 50 World’s Best website.
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