Downey's Milk & Honey voted Best Bar in the World once more

By Becky Paskin

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Downey's London outpost of Milk & Honey won the top spot for the second year running
Downey's London outpost of Milk & Honey won the top spot for the second year running
Milk & Honey, the London speakeasy owned by Match Bar Group founder Jonathan Downey, has been voted the best bar in the world for the second year running by Drinks International magazine

Milk & Honey, the London speakeasy owned by Match Bar Group founder Jonathan Downey, has been voted the best bar in the world for the second year running by Drinks International magazine​.

The World’s 50 Best Bars Awards, an independent poll conducted on behalf of the bar industry magazine, saw six UK bars make the list, five of which are in London.

The list however was dominated by New York locations, with PDT (Please Don’t Tell) at number two, and Milk & Honey’s sister bar at number four.

Jonathan Downey, who also operates the Giant Robot and Tiny Robot concepts under the Match Bar Group, said: “This is the second year in a row we’ve won this award and it’s nice to get some good news.

“Of course, my huge joy is tempered somewhat by the realisation that, among other things, three of the bars in the top 50 are in Dubai. Both Match Bar and Trailer Happiness made it into the top 50 last year but this year they’ve been nudged into top 100 oblivion by the Dubai lot. We just can’t compete anymore.”

The World's 50 Best Bars 2010 are:

1. Milk & Honey, London

2. PDT, NY

3. Harry’s Bar, Venice

4. Milk & Honey, New York

5. Buddha Bar, Paris

6. Pegu Club, NY

7. Death & Co, NY

8. Employees Only, NY

9. Harry’s New York Bar, Paris

10. Academy, London

11. The Connaught, London

12. Der Raum, Melbourne, Australia

13. Black Pearl, Melbourne, Ausstralia

14. Coco Bongo, Cancun, Mexico

15. Q’Ba, New Delhi, India

16. Matterhorn, Wellington, NZ

17. Sky Bar Unique Hotel, Brazil

18. Zeta Bar Sydney Hilton, Australia

19. Enigma Marriott Hotel, Mumbai, India

20. Schumann’s American Bar, Munich, Germany

21. The Lonsdale, London

22. Four Seasons, Buenos Aires, Argentina

23. Bubba’s Bar, Barbados

24. F Bar, New Delhi, India

25. Bramble, Edinburgh

26. Dry Martini Bar, Barcelona

27. Cafe Caprice, Cape Town, SA

28. Buddha Bar, Dubai

29. Skyview Bar, Dubai

30. Planet Bar, Cape Town, SA

31. Blue Frog, Mumbai, India

32. City Space, Moscow, Russia

33. Standard Bar, LA

34. 1806, Melbourne, Australia

35. Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark

36. Barasti Bar, Dubai

37. Bert’s Bar, Barbados

38. Sling In, Helsinki, Finland

39. Buddha Bar, Kiev, Ukraine

40. Hemmingway Bar, Paris, France

41. Bar do Copa, Rio, Bazil

42. Le Lion, Hamburg, Germany

43. Buddha Bar London

44. Star Bar, Tokyo

45. Mangos, Florida

46. Quo Vadis, London

47. Bòeme, Rome, Italy

48. Nottingham Forest, Milan

49. Salotto 42 Rome

50. The Ivy, Sydney

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