Before World’s 50 Best Bars 2019, 51-100 List Drops


The bar world is not ready to Brexit. Instead, on October 3, the industry’s elites will once again gather in London, England for the annual World’s 50 Best Bars announcement. Today (9.24), we got a little amuse-bouche when the 50 Best team revealed spots 51 through 100 on the list.

American bars are still a force in the lower half of the rankings with nine showings. But, the big geographic takeaway was Asia’s ten spots on the list. South America continued their ascent and Sin & Tax put South Africa on the map. As expected Europe dominated the remainder of the list.

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 (and a video!) follows…

51. SUBASTOR — São Paulo, Brazil

52. TAYER + ELEMENTARY — London, UK*

53. LOST & FOUND — Nicosia, Cyprus


55. SCARFES BAR — London, UK

56. BAR BENFIDDICH — Tokyo, Japan\

57. TWO SCHMUCKS — Barcelona, Spain

58. CANDELARIA — Paris, France

59. TALES & SPIRITS — Amsterdam, Netherlands

60. TOMMY’S — San Francisco, USA

61. 28 HONGKONG STREET — Singapore

62. ZUMA — Dubai, United Arab Emirates

63. BUCK AND BRECK — Berlin, Germany

64. ORIOLE — London, UK

65. HANKY PANKY — Mexico City, Mexico

66. BULLETIN PLACE — Sydney, Australia


68. DANICO — Paris, France

69. SIETE NEGRONIS — Santiago, Chile*

70. BACCANO — Rome, Italy*

71. QUINARY — Hong Kong, China

72. BLACKTAIL — New York, USA

73. CENTRAL STATION — Beirut, Lebanon

74. DRY MARTINI — Barcelona, Spain

75. LOBSTER BAR — Hong Kong, China


77. PANDA & SONS — Edinburgh, UK

78. SATAN’S WHISKERS — London, UK*

79. THE BAXTER INN — Sydney, Australia

80. BLACK PEARL — Melbourne, Australia

81. ABV — San Francisco, USA

82. DRINK KONG — Rome, Italy*

83. CHARLES H — Seoul, South Korea

84. LE SYNDICAT — Paris, France

85. BAR TRENCH — Tokyo, Japan

86. NOTTINGHAM FOREST — Milan, Italy

87. DONOVAN BAR — London, UK*

88. SIN+TAX — Johannesburg, South Africa*

89. BAR ORCHARD GINZA — Tokyo, Japan

90. NUTMEG & CLOVE — Singapore*

91. LOST LAKE — Chicago, USA

92. TROPIC CITY — Bangkok, Thailand*

93. THE PONTIAC — Hong Kong, China*

94. AMOR Y AMARGO — New York, USA

95. PS40 — Sydney, Australia*

96. FRANK BAR — São Paulo, Brazil

97. THE GIBSON — London, UK

98. MABEL — Paris, France

99. AVIARY — Chicago, USA

100. CLOVER CLUB — New York, USA*

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