Paradiso In Barcelona Named The World’s Best Bar in 2022
October 5th, 2022
The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022, sponsored by Perrier, were unveiled at a live awards ceremony in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain on Tuesday 4th October. Marking the 14th year of the list, and the first time it has been revealed outside of London, the awards unite the global bar community in recognition of the bartenders, bar owners, and brands at the forefront of the international cocktail scene.
The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 features bars from 26 cities and sees Barcelona’s Paradiso take the No.1 spot to be named The Best Bar in Europe and The World’s Best Bar, sponsored by Perrier. This is the first time this honour has been bestowed on a bar outside of the historic cocktail capitals of New York and London.
Singapore, Bangkok, and Hong Kong each have two bars on the list, with Singapore’s Jigger & Pony (No.12) named The Best Bar in Asia. It is joined by Manhattan at No.33. Bangkok boasts new entries BKK Social Club, winner of London Essence Best New Opening at No.14, as well as new entry Tropic City at No.24. Hong Kong’s Coa comes in at No.17 alongside new entry Argo at No.28.
BKK Social Club in Bangkok was named London Essence Best New Opening as the bar which enters the list in the highest position of any that have opened during the voting period. Under the stewardship of industry veteran Philip Bischoff, BKK Social Club draws the dual inspiration of Buenos Aires and Bangkok, against the glamorous garden-inspired backdrop of the Four Seasons at Chao Phraya River.
Elsewhere, New Delhi’s Sidecar, which last year was the first Indian entry since 2010, has risen an impressive 21 places to No.26. Bar Benfiddich in Tokyo is No.48.
(images credit World’s 50 Best Bars)