Before World’s 50 Best Bars, 51-100 List Drops

By Neat Pour Staff |

On October 3, London will be calling for the bar industry. The annual World’s 50 Best Bars will be announced. Today (9.19), we got little taste of things to come when 50 Best folks revealed spots 51 through 100 on the list.

“In anticipation of The World’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony in London on 3rd October, we’re thrilled to share the 51-100 list. The list reflects emerging trends and talent in the artistry of bartending, and through it, we are excited to showcase new and exciting bar experiences,” said William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Bars in a statement. “This list features a high number of new entries and wide global spread which is a testament to the diversity of bartending excellence from around the world.” 

American bars topped the list, occupying 12 spots, seven held by NYC bars, The UK accepted for five winners. 13 bars spread over six Asian nations also made the list. Four South and Central America countries combined for six places. Rounding out the roster, Spain, Italy, and Australia each contributed three bars.

The results are decided by a panel of bartenders, drinks writers, and “cocktail aficionados.” In total, there are 505 judges from 55 countries (70 from Latin America, 115 from North America, 150 from Europe, 30 from Africa & the Middle East, 110 from Asia, and 30 from Australasia.) Each judge is given seven anonymous votes, three of which must be cast outside of their home country.

Launched in 2015, the prestigious (and always controversial) list is the sister project of better known World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Those awards were created in 2002 by Restaurant a magazine, William Reed Media property. However, the results now lay in the hands of the creatively named, “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy.”

Without further ado, the list follows…

51. Sober Company – Shanghai, China 

52. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy – Rome, Italy 

53. Presidente – Buenos Aires, Argentina 

54. Quinary – Hong Kong, China 

55. The Bamboo Bar At Mandarin Oriental – Bangkok, Thailand 

56. ABV – San Francisco, USA 

57. The Gibson – London, UK 

58. Tippling Club – Singapore 

59. Dry Martini – Barcelona, Spain 

60. The Broken Shaker – Miami, USA 

61. Panda & Sons – Edinburgh, UK 

62. Lobster Bar & Grill – Hong Kong, China 

63. Bar Orchard Ginza – Tokyo, Japan 

64. Charles H. – Seoul, South Korea 

65. Bar Trench – Tokyo, Japan 

66. Alice Cheongdam – Seoul, South Korea 

67. Bramble – Edinburgh, UK 

68. Carnaval – Lima, Peru 

69. Zuma – Dubai, UAE 

70. Bar Raval – Toronto, Canada 

71. Guilhotina – São Paulo, Brazil 

72. Untitled – London, UK 

73. Danico – Paris, France 

74. Amor y Amargo – New York, USA 

75. Bulletin Place – Sydney, Australia 

76. Gibson – Singapore 

77. Mace – New York, USA 

78. The Baxter Inn – Sydney, Australia 

79. The Bar With No Name – London, UK 

80. 1930 – Milan, Italy 

81. Anvil – Houston, USA 

82. SubAstor – São Paulo, Brazil 

83. Aviary – Chicago, USA 

84. The Long Island Bar – New York, USA 

85. Le Chamber – Seoul, South Korea 

86. Frank Bar – São Paulo, Brazil 

87. Two Schmucks – Barcelona, Spain 

88. Herbs and Rye – Las Vegas, USA 

89. Aviary – New York, USA 

90. Dr. Stravinski – Barcelona, Spain 

91. Maison Premiere – New York, USA 

92. Dirty Dick – Paris, France 

93. The Other Room – Singapore 

94. Imperial Craft – Tel Aviv, Israel 

95. Above Board – Melbourne, Australia 

96. PDT – New York, USA 

97. Leyenda – New York, USA 

98. Hanky Panky – Mexico City, Mexico 

99. Nottingham Forest—Milan, Italy

100. Potato Head Beach Club—Bali, Indonesia

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