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World’s 50 Best Bars: Here are the winners this year—including Kuala Lumpur’s Bar Trigona


By Ronn Tan

World’s 50 Best Bars: Here are the winners this year—including Kuala Lumpur’s Bar Trigona

The results—voted by 540 bar industry experts from the World’s 50 Best Bar Academy—were announced virtually amid Covid-19 concerns. This year, there is a new bar at the top of list; with 2019’s winner Dante now at the second spot. Malaysians have a lot to celebrate as our very own Bar Trigona (housed in Four Seasons KL) made it to the list for the first time, and rightly so.

Ashtin Berry was awarded the Roku Industry Icon To Watch whereas Galaxy Bar in Dubai took home Campari One To Watch. The Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award went to Alquímico from Cartagena and Renato Giovannoni was given the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender award. As for the Heering Legend of the List, Tokyo’s High Five won. Last but not least, Kwānt from London was awarded London Essence Best New Opening Award. Maybe Sammy from Sydney was given the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award.

Check out the full list of World’s 50 Best Bars 2020 below:

Photo: Connaught Bar

1. Connaught Bar (London)

2. Dante (New York City)

3. The Clumsies (Athens)

Photo: Singapore

4. Atlas (Singapore)

5. Tayer/Elementary (London)

Photo: Kwānt

6. Kwant (London)

7. Florería Atlántico (Buenos Aires)

8. Coa (Hong Kong)

Photo: Jigger & Pony

9. Jigger & Pony (Singapore)

10. The SG Club (Tokyo)

Photo: Maybe Sydney

11. Maybe Sammy (Sydney)

12. Attaboy (New York City)

13. The NoMad (New York)

14. Manhattan (Singapore)

Photo: The Old Man

15. The Old Man (Hong Kong)

16. Katana Kitten (New York City)

17. Licorería Limantour (Mexico City)

18. Native (Singapore)

Photo: Paradiso

19. Paradiso (Barcelona)

20. American Bar (London)

21. Carnaval (Lima)

Photo: Salmón Gurú

22. Salmón Gurú (Madrid)

23. Zuma (Dubai)

24. Little Red Door (Paris)

25. 1930 (Milan)

26. Two Schmucks (Barcelona)

Photo: El Copitas

27. El Copitas (St. Petersburg)

28. Cantina OK! (Sydney)

29. Lyaness (London)

30. Himkok (Oslo)

31. Baba au Rum (Athens)

Photo: Panda & Sons

32. Panda & Sons (Edinburgh)

33. Swift (London)

34. Three Sheets (London)

35. The Bamboo Bar (Bangkok)

36. Tjoget (Stockholm)

Photo: Buck & Breck

37. Buck & Breck (Berlin)

38. Employees Only (New York City)

39. Bulletin Place (Sydney)

Photo: Bar Benfiddich

40. Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo)

41. Artesian (London)

Photo: Sober Company

42. Sober Company (Shanghai)

43. Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei)

Photo: Bar Trigona

44. Bar Trigona (Kuala Lumpur)

45. Drink Kong (Rome)

46. Room by Le Keif (Taipei)

Photo: Alquimico

47. Alquimico (Cartagena)

48. High Five (Tokyo)

49. Charles H (South Korea)

Photo: Presidente

50. Presidente (Buenos Aires)

Congratulations to all the winners! Check out the complete list here.

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