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Announced: World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 list—including a new winner!

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By Natalie Khoo

Announced: World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 list—including a new winner!

Move over London, there’s a newly crowned World’s Best Bar for 2022. And no, it’s not from New York either. For the first time since the World’s 50 Best Bars’ inception in 2009, a bar outside of these two metropolitans has taken the No. 1 spot on the list.

The coveted title went to Barcelona’s Paradiso bar on Tuesday evening, when the creme de la creme of the world’s bar industry gathered for the reveal of the annual list in the Spanish city.  Besides Paradiso, two other Catalonian bars made it to the top 10 on this year’s list. Sips was named Highest Climber this year, jumping from the No. 37 spot in 2021 to No. 3. Meanwhile, Two Schmucks took the No. 7 spot. 


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On the other hand, only eight bars in Asia made the list this year, down from 15 in 2021. Of this number, Singapore’s Jigger & Pony was the highest entry at No. 12, after placing second in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 list in April.

Read on to discover the full list and find out if your favourite bars made the cut this year. 


World’s Best Bars 2022

Photo: Paradiso

1. Paradiso, Barcelona, Spain (Best Bar in the World, Best Bar in Europe)

2. Tayer + Elementary, London, UK

3. Sips, Barcelona, Spain (Highest Climber)

Photo: Sips

4. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City, Mexico (Best Bar in North America, Legend of the List)

5. Little Red Door, Paris, France (Sustainable Bar Award)

6. Double Chicken Please, New York, USA (Highest New Entry)

7. Two Schmucks, Barcelona, Spain

Photo: The Connaught Bar

8. The Connaught Bar, London, UK

9. Katana Kitten, New York, USA

10. Alquímico, Cartegena, Colombia (Best Bar in South America)

11. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City, Mexico

12. Jigger & Pony, Singapore (Winner: Best Bar in Asia)

Photo: Jigger & Pony

13. Hanky-Panky, Mexico City, Mexico (Art of Hospitality)

14. Bangkok Social Club, Bangkok, Thailand (Best New Opening)

15. Salmon Guru, Madrid, Italy

16. Drink Kong, Rome, Italy

17. Coa, Hong Kong, China

18. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

19. The Clumsies, Athens, Greece

20. Baba au Rum, Athens, Greece

21. Cafe La Trova, Miami, USA

Photo: Attaboy

22. Attaboy, New York, USA

23. Satan’s Whiskers, London, UK

24. Tropic City, Bangkok, Thailand

25. Kumiko, Chicago, USA

26. Sidecar, New Delhi, India

27. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

28. Argo, Hong Kong, China

Photo: Maybe Sammy

29. Maybe Sammy, Sydney, Australia

30. Swift, London, UK

31. Line, Athens, Greece

32. Baltra Bar, Mexico City, Mexico

33. Manhattan, Singapore

34. Overstory, New York, USA

35. 1930, Milan, Italy

36. Dante, New York, USA

37. A Bar with Shapes for a Name, London, UK

38. Zuma, Dubai, UAE

39. Locale Firenze, Florence, Italy

40. Red Frog, Lisbon, Portugal

41. Cantina OK!, Sydney, Australia

Photo: CoChinChina

42. CoChinChina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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, Japan

49. Lucy’s Flower Shop, Stockholm, Sweden

50. Bulgari Bar, Dubai, UAE

Photo: Bulgari Bar

For more information on these bars, visit the World’s 50 Best Bars website.


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