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How to Find the World’s Best Bars 2023

Every year, we cocktail lovers wait with bated breath to find out who tops The World’s 50 Best Bars annual list that ranks the best of the international bars worldwide. Here all is revealed!


This list has been going since 2009 and has become the most sought after prize for most cocktail bars worldwide. I am happy to say that so many of my past Lush Life podcast guests are included!

This year is one of my favorites – Sips, Barcelona was crowned #1, but congratulations to all!

The 2023 list features bars from 28 cities with 11 new entries spread across Bangkok, Berlin, Dubai, London, Melbourne, New Orleans, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Singapore and Stockholm. 

The honour of Rémy Martin Legend of the List has been bestowed upon The Clumsies, an award given to a bar that has performed most consistently in the list since its inception. With The Clumsies, founders Vasilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis have created the ultimate neighbourhood bar showcasing world class cocktails alongside warm Greek hospitality. 

Röda Huset in Stockholm has won the Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award, based on independent adjudication by the Sustainable Restaurant Association. Inspired by co-owner Hampus Thunholm’s time at Fäviken, the remote Swedish restaurant renowned for only working with ingredients that came from the surrounding estates, Röda Huset celebrates the wealth of outstanding produce available in Sweden. 

Here is the 1-50 List!

2Double Chicken PleaseNew York
3Handshake SpeakeasyMexico City
5Connaught BarLondon
6Little Red DoorParis
7Licorería LimantourMexico City
8Tayēr + ElementaryLondon
11Tres MonosBuenos Aires
13BKK Social ClubBangkok
14Jigger & PonySingapore
15Maybe SammySydney
16Salmon GuruMadrid
17OverstoryNew York
19Mahaniyom Cocktail BarBangkok
20CoaHong Kong
21Drink KongRome
22Hanky PankyMexico City
23Caretaker’s CottageMelbourne
24Café La TrovaMiami
25Baba au RumAthens
26CoChinChinaBuenos Aires
27Katana KittenNew York
28Satan’s WhiskersLondon
29Wax OnBerlin
30Florería AtlánticoBuenos Aires
31Röda HusetStockholm
32Sago HouseSingapore
33Freni e FrizioniRome
34ArgoHong Kong
35A Bar with Shapes for a NameLondon
36The SG ClubTokyo
37Bar BenfiddichTokyo
38The Cambridge Public HouseParis
39Panda & SonsEdinburgh
40Mimi KakushiDubai
41Scarfes BarLondon
45Baltra BarMexico City
46Locale FirenzeFlorence
47The ClumsiesAthens
49Jewel of the SouthNew Orleans
50Galaxy BarDubai

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