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Singapore leads with most bars on World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 list—here’s the full list

Singapore leads with most bars on World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 list—here’s the full list

Raising the bar

Text: Natalie Khoo

Image: The Connaught Bar
Image: @theconnaught / Instagram

Which are the best bars in the world for 2021? Scroll on to discover the World’s 50 Best Bars list:

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 list has officially been announced, with notable shifts in the top 10. London’s Connaught Bar retains its crown as the World’s Best Bar for the second consecutive year, making it the third bar to have achieved this feat in the awards' 13-year history.

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Connaught Bar has been crowned the No. 1 Bar in the World in 2021

While London may have taken the top two spots, it’s Spain that leads Europe in terms of numbers with four bars on the list. Singapore takes the cake with six out of 15 bars in Asia that made the list, despite relinquishing the award of Asia’s Best Bar to Hong Kong.

After a virtual ceremony in 2020 due to the pandemic, the awards took place live in London’s Roundhouse this year—having consulted extensively with industry figures, Academy Chairs, bartenders, bar owners, and partners with “overwhelming feedback” that the awards should be held in person.

Without further ado, here are the winners of the World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 Awards:

Singapore leads with most bars on World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 list—here’s the full list (фото 2)
Photo: Connaught Bar, London

1. Connaught Bar, London, UK

2. Tayēr + Elementary, London, UK

3. Paradiso, Barcelona, Spain

4. The Clumsies, Athens, Greece

5. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Best Bar in South America)

6. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City, Mexico (Best Bar in North America)

7. Coa, Hong Kong, China (Best Bar in Asia)

8. El Copitas, St Petersburg, Russia

9. Jigger & Pony, Singapore

10. Katana Kitten, New York, USA

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Photo: Jigger & Pony, Singapore

11. Two Schmucks, Barcelona, Spain

12. Hanky Panky, Mexico City, Mexico* (Disaronno Highest New Entry)

13. Insider Bar, Moscow, Russia* (London Essence Best New Opening)

14. Baba au Rum, Athens, Greece

15. Manhattan, Singapore

16. Atlas, Singapore

17. Zuma, Dubai, UAE (Best Bar in the Middle East and Africa)

18. The SG Club, Tokyo, Japan

19. Drink Kong, Rome, Italy

20. 1930, Milan, Italy

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Photo: Maybe Sammy, Sydney

21. Presidente, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nikka Highest Climber Award)

22. Maybe Sammy, Sydney, Australia (Best Bar in Australasia)

23. Cantina OK!, Sydney, Australia

24. Salmon Guru, Madrid, Spain

25. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City, Mexico*

26. No Sleep Club, Singapore

27. Camparino in Galleria, Milan, Italy

28. Café La Trova, Miami, USA

29. Little Red Door, Paris, France

30. Dante, New York, USA

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Photo: Dante, New York

31. Kwānt, London, UK

32. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo, Japan

33. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

34. Attaboy, New York, USA

35. Lucy’s Flower Shop, Stockholm, Sweden

36. MO Bar, Singapore

37. Sips, Barcelona, Spain

38. Baltra Bar, Mexico City, Mexico

39. Sober Company, Shanghai, China

40. Tjoget, Stockholm, Sweden

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Photo: Charles H, Seoul

41. Epic, Shanghai, China*

42. Charles H, Seoul, South Korea

43. Tippling Club, Singapore*

44. Above Board, Melbourne, Australia*

45. Galaxy Bar, Dubai, UAE*

46. Re, Sydney, Australia* (Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award)

47. Sidecar, New Delhi, India*

48. Union Trading Company, Shanghai, China*

49. Darkside, Hong Kong, China*

50. Quinary, Hong Kong, China*

* new entries


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Although Malaysia’s Bar Trigona didn’t make the top 50 in 2021, the award-winning sustainable bar retains its position as the Best Bar in Malaysia, taking the 52nd spot on the World's 50 Best Bars 2021 51-100 List.

The extended list was created by a voting panel comprising over 600 independent authorities across the globe, including renowned bartenders, educators, consultants, drink writers, and cocktail specialists. Discover the full list below.

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Photo: Bar Trigona, Malaysia

51. Locale Firenze, Florence, Italy*

52. Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

53. Alquímico, Cartagena, Colombia

54. Double Chicken Please, New York, USA*

55. Lyaness, London, UK

56. Byrdi, Melbourne, Australia

57. Swift, London, UK

58. Bulgari Bar Dubai, Dubai, UAE*

59. Penicillin, Hong Kong, China*

60. Employees Only, New York, USA

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Photo: Kumiko, Chicago

61. Kumiko, Chicago, USA

62. Tropic City, Bangkok, Thailand

63. Sago House, Singapore*

64. The Court, Rome, Italy*

65. Tesouro by Firefly, Goa, India*

66. Thunderbolt, Los Angeles, USA*

67. Red Frog, Lisbon, Portugal

68. Dead End Paradise, Beirut, Lebanon*

69. Danico, Paris, France

70. Hero Bar, Nairobi, Kenya*

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Photo: Red Frog, Lisbon

71. 28 HongKong Street, Singapore

72. Argo, Hong Kong, China*

73. Satan's Whiskers, London, UK*8

74. Barro Negro, Athens, Greece*

75. Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa

76. The Bellwood, Tokyo, Japan*

77. A Bar with Shapes for a Name, London, UK*

78. A Bar Called Gemma, Stockholm, Sweden*

79. Himkok, Oslo, Norway

80. Side Hustle, London, UK*

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Photo: Barbary Coast, Singapore

81. Barbary Coast, Singapore*

82. L'Antiquario, Naples, Italy*

83. Buck & Breck, Berlin, Germany

84. 1862 Dry Bar, Madrid, Spain*

85. Cera & Bruno Vanzan, Milan, Italy*

86. Art of Duplicity, Cape Town, South Africa

87. Tan Tan Noodle Bar, São Paulo, Brazil*

88. Carnaval, Lima, Peru

89. Sweet Liberty, Miami, USA*

90. BKK Social Club, Bangkok, Thailand*

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Photo: BKK Social Club, Bangkok

91. AHA Saloon Taipei, Taiwan, The Cambridge Public

92. House, Paris, France*

93. Flying Dutchmen Cocktails, Amsterdam, Netherlands

94. Hope & Sesame, Guangzhou, China

95. Hoots', New Delhi, India*

96. Fréquence, Paris, France*

97. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam, Netherlands

98. Savas Bar, Madrid, Spain*

99. Death & Co, Los Angeles, USA

100. Leyenda, New York, USA

* new entries

Congratulations to all the winners! Did any of your favourite bars around the world make the list(s)?

For more information about these bars or the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards, visit theworlds50best.com.