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The World's 50 Best Bars for 2014

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

For the sixth year, Drinks International magazine announced the world’s 50 best bars for 2014 this week in London.

Determined by a voting body of 334 top-notch bartenders and industry experts from around the world, London and New York swept this year’s top ten.

1. The Artesian, London:

Artesian at the Langham Hotel has been named the world’s best bar for a third consecutive year at Drinks International’s World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony in London, after beating off competition from New York's The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog.

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2. Dead Rabbit, New York

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3. Nightjar, London

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4. Attaboy, New York

5. Employees Only, New York

6. Canon, Seattle

7. The Baxter Inn, Sydney

8. American Bar at The Savoy, London

9. High Five, Tokyo

10. 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore

Three London and three New York bars made up the top ten. Completing the top five, Nightjar finished in third while New York’s Attaboy - the Highest Climber for 2014 - catapulted from 42nd to fourth place and Employees Only took fifth.

Artesian, one of eight London bars to make the list, takes the title of both the Best Bar in Europe and the World. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog climbed three places to claim the world’s second best bar and best bar in North America. Highest New Entry was awarded to Canon. The Seattle bar enters the list for the first time in sixth place.

The Baxter Inn leapfrogged Black Pearl to clinch Best Bar in Australasia this year and High Five, from Tokyo, retains the Best Bar in Asia for a second year. Floreria Atlantico is again Best Bar in Latin America, finishing in 39th place.

Imperial Craft, though outside of the top 50, rounded off the six regional awards with Best Bar in Africa & the Middle East. The Tel Aviv bar replaced Zuma Dubai to take the title.

Twenty one of the bars were European, 16 North American, six Australian, four Asian and three Latin American.

For the full list click here.

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