December 8th, 2021


The 13th list of The World’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, was announced at a live awards ceremony on Tuesday 7th December 2021 in London, UK. After extensive consultation with industry figures, its Academy Chairs, bartenders, bar owners, and its partners, the 50 Best organization received overwhelming feedback that the awards should go ahead and be celebrated in person this year following a virtual announcement in 2020 due to the pandemic. The awards recognized the hard work from the entire bar sector over the past year and aim to inspire and encourage hospitality venues in the next crucial stage of recovery.

The 2021 edition of the annual ranking features bars from 17 countries and sees London’s Connaught Bar take the No.1 spot, picking up The World’s Best Bar and The Best Bar in Europe titles.

London took the top two spots with Connaught Bar placed at No.1 and received The Best Bar in Europe for the second year in a row, with Tayēr + Elementary at No.2. The city’s third bar in the list is Kwānt at No.31. Spain lead Europe with four bars on the list, Barcelona’s Paradiso claimed the No.3 position, followed by Two Schmucks, which climbed 15 places to No.11. Salmon Guru, Madrid, is at No.24 and is the winner of Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award. Sips, Barcelona, is a new entry for Spain at No.37.

 Asian bars featured in the 50 Best list

For the first time since 2010, an Indian bar returns to the ranking with Sidecar, New Delhi coming in at No.47.
Hong Kong’s Coa has climbed to No.7 and is The Best Bar in Asia, sponsored by Torres Brandy. However, Singapore has the most Asian representatives and more than any city in the world, with six bars on the list. Jigger & Pony is at No.9, Manhattan at No.15, and Atlas at No.16. There are two Singaporean new entries with No Sleep Club at No.26 and MO Bar at No.36, and Tippling Club, Singapore returns at No.43.
Hong Kong is represented by three bars this year, with Darkside a new entry at No.49 and Quinary reentering the ranking at No.50, alongside the award-winning Coa. In Mainland China, Shanghai’s Sober Company is at No.39, while Epic and Union Trading Company are both new entries at No.41 and No.48 respectively. Japan claims two spots with Tokyo bars SG Club at No.18 and Bar Benfiddich at No.32, while South Korea’s Seoul bar Charles H climbs seven places to No.42.


The full list of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021


World's 50- Best Bars 2021

(images credit 50 Best)

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