The list, which was unveiled yesterday (5 November) in a virtual event, saw The Connaught leapfrog last year’s number one bar, Dante in New York, to claim to coveted title.
It marks London’s return to the top of the pile in the bar world since 2017 when The American bar in the Savoy took the number one spot. The bar is ranked at number 20 in this year’s list.
Eight London bars in feature in the top 50 list, with three in the top 10; Tayēr + Elementary ranked at number five having risen 47 places from number 52 last year, and Kwãnt at nuber six, up from number 47 the previous year.
Other London bars on the list are Ryan Chetiyawardana’s Lyaness at number 29, Swift (33), Three Sheets (34), and Artesian at the Langham (41).
Edinburgh bar Panda & Sons also made list at number 32.
In more success for the capital’s bar scene, Tayēr + Elementary also took home the Disaronno Highest New Entry award with Kwãnt awarded the London Essence award for Best New Opening.
The World's Top 10 Bars
1 Connaught Bar, London
2 Dante, New York
3 The Clumsies, Athens
4 Atlas, Singapore
5 Tayēr + Elementary, London
6 Kwānt, London
7 Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires
8 Coa, Hong Kong
9 Jigger & Pony, Singapore
10 The SG Club, Tokyo