Connaught Bar, London, ranks No.1 in The World's 50 Best Bars 2020 and is also The Best Bar in Europe, sponsored by Perrier
The 2020 list features bars from 23 countries, with 11 new entries spread across Australia, Colombia, Greater China, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and UK
Drinks sector activist and educator Ashtin Berry is named the Roku Industry Icon
Alquímico, Cartagena, clinches Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award
Tayēr + Elementary, London, secures Disaronno Highest New Entry Award
Coa in Hong Kong takes Nikka Highest Climber Award
High Five, Tokyo, is named Heering Legend of The List
Kwānt, London, wins the London Essence Best New Opening Award
Dante, New York, is The Best Bar in North America, sponsored by Asahi Super Dry
Atlas, Singapore, is The Best Bar in Asia, sponsored by Rémy Martin
Maybe Sammy, Sydney, is The Best Bar in Australasia, sponsored by Torres Brandy
Zuma, Dubai, is The Best Bar in the Middle East and Africa, sponsored by Matusalem
Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires, is The Best Bar in South America,sponsored by iichiko Saiten
The list of The World's 50 Best Bars 2020, sponsored by Perrier, was announced in an online awards ceremony on 5th November at 3pm UK time. During extensive consultations with industry figures, the 50 Best organisation received widespread support for releasing a ranking that aims to bind the community even closer together and provide positive news as bars enter the next stage of recovery.
The ranking sees London'sConnaught Barclinch the No.1 spot, The World's Best Bar and The Best Bar in Europe titles, sponsored by Perrier. At No.2, New York'sDante is The Best Bar in North America, sponsored by Asahi Super Dry. Coming in at No.3 is The Clumsies, Athens, while Singapore'sAtlas lands at No.4 as The Best Bar in Asia, sponsored by Rémy Martin.
Other awards announced ahead of the 5th November event included Maybe Sammy, Sydney, winner of Michter's Art of Hospitality Award; Galaxy Bar, Dubai, winner of Campari One To Watch Award; Renato 'Tato' Giovannoni of Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires, winner of Altos Bartenders' Bartender Award and the 51-100 list 2020, presented in association with Mancino Vermouth.