World’s 50 greatest bars for 2022 have been revealed


Transfer over London. Step apart New York. There’s a brand new cosmopolitan cocktail capital: Barcelona is dwelling to Paradiso, the newly topped world’s greatest bar.

For the primary time for the reason that World’s 50 Greatest Bars checklist was created in 2009, a bar exterior of New York or London earned the No. 1 spot on the checklist.

Paradiso, from house owners Giacomo Giannotti and Margarita Sader, is a Mediterranean-style speakeasy, entered by means of the freezer door of a pastrami bar in Barcelona’s stylish El Born district. The bar moved up from No. 3 in 2021.

“It’s a giant honor to win and a giant duty. We are going to work onerous to stay as much as being the very best and keep on with our rules. Our cocktails attempt to push creativity,” Giannotti informed 50 Greatest on Tuesday night.

“However it comes all the way down to onerous work. The extra you’re employed, the extra you uncover and the extra artistic you might be. We are going to rejoice after which return to the bar to do what we do.”

The 50 Greatest winners have been introduced Tuesday night in Barcelona, the primary time the ceremony has been held exterior of London.

The colourful metropolis in Catalonia is dwelling to 3 of the highest 10 bars on the 2022 checklist. Sips was the “highest climber” this 12 months, leaping from the No. 37 spot in 2021 to No. 3 this 12 months. Two Schmucks got here in at No. 7.

Three bars in the lively city of Barcelona were in this year's top 10 on the World's 50 Best Bars list.

4 bars in Spain made it into the highest 50 – Salmon Guru in Madrid was No. 15.

Italy additionally made a robust exhibiting in 2022’s high 50, with bars in Rome, Florence, Milan and Naples all making the checklist. Newcomer L’Antiquario Napoli earned the No. 46 spot, placing the southern metropolis of Naples into the highest 50 for the primary time.

Florence additionally made its first look on the checklist as did Portugal’s capital metropolis, Lisbon.

Whereas London was toppled from the highest spot, the town remains to be one of many world’s premier cocktail locations. 5 London bars made the checklist, together with The Connaught Bar, which dropped from its No. 1 rating for 2 consecutive years, to No. 8 in 2022.

London’s Tayēr + Elementary, which awards ceremony host Mark Sansom stated is “one of the vital unique bars on the planet,” held onto its No. 2 spot from 2021.

Europe dominated with extra high bars than every other area.

The checklist is the results of votes from 650 bartenders and bar house owners, drinks writers and cocktail specialists.

New York rebounded from a much less dazzling exhibiting than ordinary in 2021 to change into the town with probably the most extremely ranked bars on the 2022 checklist. New York is dwelling to 6 high 50 bars, together with Double Hen Please at No. 6 and Katana Kitten at No. 9.

Double Hen Please received the Highest New Entry award for its sturdy debut. Sansom, who’s content material director of The World’s 50 Greatest Bars, informed CNN Journey the bar has “an nearly Michelin-grade kitchen,” one instance of a rising emphasis on meals packages on the world’s main bars.

In Singapore, No. 33 Manhattan additionally does “significantly, significantly elevated bar meals,” Sansom stated.

Mexico Metropolis is one other North American cocktail capital with 4 bars within the high 50, together with No. 4 Licorería Limantour, winner of the Greatest Bar in North America award.

Cartagena’s Alquímico is the Greatest Bar in South America at No.10. There are three bars in Buenos Aires on the checklist in addition to one in Lima.

In Asia, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong all had two bars within the high 50. At No. 12, Jigger & Pony in Singapore received the Greatest Bar in Asia award.

Dubai had three bars within the high 50, together with together with No. 38 Zuma, the Greatest Bar within the Center East and Africa winner for the third 12 months in a row.

In India, New Delhi’s Sidecar jumped 21 locations to No. 26.

The Greatest Bar in Australasia is Perhaps Sammy in Sydney at No. 29.

1. Paradiso, Barcelona (Winner: Greatest Bar in Europe)

2. Tayēr + Elementary, London

3. Sips, Barcelona (Winner: Highest Climber)

4. Licorería Limantour, Mexico Metropolis (Winner: Greatest Bar in North America, Legend of the Checklist)

5. Little Pink Door, Paris (Winner: Sustainable Bar Award)

6. Double Hen Please, New York (Winner: Highest New Entry)

7. Two Schmucks, Barcelona

8. The Connaught Bar, London

9. Katana Kitten, New York

10. Alquímico, Cartegena (Winner: Greatest Bar in South America)

11. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico Metropolis

12. Jigger & Pony, Singapore (Winner: Greatest Bar in Asia)

13. Hanky-Panky, Mexico Metropolis (Winner: Artwork of Hospitality)

14. Bangkok Social Membership, Bangkok (Winner: Greatest New Opening)

15. Salmon Guru, Madrid

16. Drink Kong, Rome

17. Coa, Hong Kong

18. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires

19. The Clumsies, Athens

20. Baba au Rum, Athens

21. Cafe La Trova, Miami

22. Attaboy, New York

23. Devil’s Whiskers, London

24. Tropic Metropolis, Bangkok

25. Kumiko, Chicago

For the complete checklist of the highest 50, go to the World’s 50 Greatest Bars website.

Double Chicken Please in New York was No. 6 in its first year on the list.

With barhopping curbed by the pandemic, prospects usually tend to linger in a single place, Sansom stated, and bars are providing extra stay leisure along with upping their meals packages to maintain company occupied for hours.

And the strains between food and drinks are blurring.

“The methods and flavors related to cooking and gastronomy are rising in drinks and cocktail craft,” Sansom stated, citing New York’s Double Hen Please once more.

The bar’s Again Room menu options an array of food-inspired cocktails – from Waldorf Salad (whisky-based with apple, celery, ginger ale and walnut bitters) to Japanese Chilly Noodle (rum-based with pineapple, cucumber, coconut, lime and sesame oil).

Two Schmucks in Barcelona can also be leaning on flavors related to meals.

“Its Curry Colada is likely one of the greatest cocktails I feel I’ve ever drunk,” Sansom stated.

Instruments such because the centrifuge that made their manner from science labs to restaurant kitchens up to now few many years have additionally appeared in craft cocktail bars up to now decade, he stated.

And customized glassware that generally evokes the drink quite than the opposite manner round is more and more necessary at many bars, together with at world’s greatest bar Paradiso.

After the previous couple of years, nice hospitality is extra necessary than ever, Sansom stated.

“Publish-pandemic, bars are much more conscious of the worth of every particular person buyer and making them really feel needed, protected, safe as they go into these environments.”

Prime picture: Paradiso in Barcelona is the No. 1 bar on the World’s 50 Greatest Bars checklist in 2022 and the Greatest Bar in Europe winner.

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