London Tops World’s Best Bars

Artesian BarAt Belle About Town, we know that London is a fabulous and chic city and it seems that this has been recognised in The World’s 50 Best Bars Awards too with four bars making it into the top ten.

This year the multi award-winning Artesian bar in London has successfully defended its crown to be voted the World’s Number 1 Bar and take the Nikka Best Bar in the UK award for the second time. A favourite within the global drinks industry, the bar effortlessly blends modern innovation with classic reverence and is renowned for its innovative cocktails, surprising presentation and award-winning team, led by cocktail supremo Alex Kratena.

A worthy number 1, the bar showcases an impressive menu of ground-breaking experimental cocktails, including the Forever Young, inspired by the portrait of Dorian Gray, Aqui Estoy, presented in a skull and giving you sensation of walking through a Mexican market and the Super Panda, a concoction served over a single ice ball in a tumbler which is placed on the top of an inflated panda-head-lantern filled with a tangerine aroma.

Here is the full list of winners around the world. Which ones have you been to and what did you think?

1. Artesian, London – World’s Number 1 Bar / The Nikka Best Bar in the UK

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2. Nightjar, London

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3. High Five, Tokyo – The Polignac Best Bar in Asia


4. Connaught Bar, London

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5. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, New York – The Perrier Best Bar in North America

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And here are the rest:

6. Happiness Forgets, London
7. Black Pearl, Melbourne – The Soyombo Best Bar in Australasia
8. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
9. Candelaria, Paris – The Botran Best Bar in Europe
10. 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore
11. Callooh Callay, London
12. Employees Only, New York
13. PDT, New York
14. Dry Martini, Barcelona
15. Door 74, Amsterdam
16. Le Lion, Hamburg
17. Buck & Break, Berlin
18. The Parlour, Frankfurt
19. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome
20. American Bar at The Savoy, London
21. Death & Co, New York
22. Ruby, Copenhagen
23. Schumann’s, Munich
24. Everleigh Bar, Melbourne
25. Eau de Vie, Sydney
26. Bulletin Place, Sydney
27. 69 Colebrooke Row, London
28. Chainaya Bar, Moscow
29. Mutis, Barcelona
30. Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
31. Clover Club, New York
32. Bramble, Edinburgh
33. Le Forum, Paris
34. Zetter Townhouse, London
35. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires – The Caoruun Best Bar in Latin America
36. Lebensstern Bar, Berlin
37. La Capilla, Tepatitlan
38. Quinary, Hong Kong
39. Little Red Door, Paris
40. Le Coq, Paris
41. Shady Pines, Sydney
42. Attaboy, New York
43. Sherry Butt, Paris
44. Pouring Ribbons, New York
45. Tippling Club, Singapore
46. Drink, Boston
47. Tommy’s Margarita, San Francisco
48. Bada Au Rum, Athens
49. Nottingham Forest, Milan
50. Delicatessen, Moscow

Miss B

Miss B

Miss B is a Belle About Town who likes to bring a little bit of style into every aspect of her life. An experienced journalist with over a decade in the industry she turned to the web to fill a gap for tech-savvy stylish women who want the best life has to offer at their fingertips. She loves a decadent cocktail bar, a beautifully cut dress, the perfect pair of heels, quality over quantity and is partial to Asian-fusion food, enjoys holidaying in the sun and shopping breaks to New York. But her first love is of course London!


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