New York's Dante named The World’s Best Bar

By James McAllister

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New York's Dante named The World’s Best Bar

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Dante, the Italian-style aperitivo bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, has been named the best bar in the world at The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 that took place yesterday (3 October) in London.

Climbing eight places from last year, it marks the first-time Dante, which opened in 1915, has claimed the top spot.

It also earned the title of Best Bar in North America.

London’s Connaught Bar in Mayfair, which has hovered in the upper tier of the list for a number of years, climbed four places to 2nd​ position and was also named The Best Bar in Europe.

Argentinean bar Florería Atlántico rose 11 places to take third place and was also crowned The Best Bar in South America.

Ryan Chetiyawardana’s cocktail bar Dandelyan on London’s South Bank, which took the top spot in 2018, was absent from the 2019 list having subsequently closed soon last October.

Chetiyawardana ‘repurposed’ the site, relaunching it back in March as Lyaness, which has placed 39th​ in this year’s list.

The other London-based new entry is Mayfair cocktail bar Kwānt, which ranked 47th​, while The Langham’s Artesian bar re-entered the list this year in 48th​ place.

In total bars from 26 cities spread across 21 countries have been honoured with a place on the list, which features 15 new entries and two re-entries.

The UK leads the top 50 list this year with 10 bars featured, while the US has seven.

The highest new entry is Peruvian bar Carnaval, which has entered the list in 13th​ position.

The Savoy’s American Bar dropped three places in this year’s list from 2nd​ to 5th​, but claimed the Legend of the List accolade, which is awarded to a bar that has consistently performed well in the awards

Other London bars to make the top 50 list include Three Sheets in Dalston, Bethnal Green’s Coupette, and ‘sustainable’ Shoreditch cocktail bar Scout, which placed 16th​, 23rd​ and 28th​ respectively.

Monica Berg, co-owner of Tayēr + Elementary, which entered this year’s longlist in 52nd​ place​, was named the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender 2019.

The full 50 Best Bars 2019 list is as follows:

1

Dante

New York

USA

2

Connaught Bar

London

UK

3

Florería Atlántico

Buenos Aires

Argentina

4

The NoMad

New York

USA

5

American Bar

London

UK

6

The Clumsies

Athens

Greece

7

Attaboy

New York

USA

8

Atlas

Singapore

Singapore

9

The Old Man

Hong Kong

China

10

Licorería Limantour

Mexico City

Mexico

11

Manhattan

Singapore

Singapore

12

Native

Singapore

Singapore

13

Carnaval

Lima

Peru

14

Katana Kitten

New York

USA

15

Guilhotina

São Paulo

Brazil

16

Three Sheets

London

UK

17

Himkok

Oslo

Norway

18

High Five

Tokyo

Japan

19

Salmón Gurú

Madrid

Spain

20

Paradiso

Barcelona

Spain

21

Indulge Experimental Bistro

Taipei

Taiwan

22

The Dead Rabbit

New York

USA

23

Coupette

London

UK

24

The SG Club

Tokyo

Japan

25

Dr. Stravinsky

Barcelona

Spain

26

Employees Only

New York

USA

27

El Copitas

St Petersburg

Russia

28

Scout

London

UK

29

Jigger & Pony

Singapore

Singapore

30

Operation Dagger

Singapore

Singapore

31

Baba Au Rum

Athens

Greece

32

La Factoría

Old San Juan

Puerto Rico

33

Presidente

Buenos Aires

Argentina

34

Schumann's

Munich

Germany

35

Speak Low

Shanghai

China

36

Little Red Door

Paris

France

37

Linje Tio

Stockholm

Sweden

38

The Old Man

Singapore

Singapore

39

Lyaness

London

UK

40

Happiness Forgets

London

UK

41

Swift

London

UK

42

Trick Dog

San Francisco

USA

43

Maybe Sammy

Sydney

Australia

44

1930

Milan

Italy

45

Sober Company

Shanghai

China

46

Electric Bing Sutt

Beirut

Lebanon

47

Kwānt

London

UK

48

Artesian

London

UK

49

Coa

Hong Kong

China

50

Jerry Thomas Speakeasy

Rome

Italy

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