Manhattan, Atlas, Operation Dagger, 28 HongKong Street, Tippling Club, and Native are the six bars that have made it into the 2017 edition of the World's 50 Best Bars list. Topping the list was the American Bar at the Savoy, London.
Established in 1893, The American Bar reclaimed the numero uno spot after losing out to New York's Dead Rabbit last year. A report on Evening Standard claimed, "It's a place where Harry Craddock first penned bartender's bible The Savoy Cocktail Book, where Churchill used to keep his own whisky and where Marilyn Monroe would recharge with a glass of champagne on press tours."
Singapore's Manhattan cocktail bar grabbed the seventh spot and also the best bar in Asia. Last year, it was placed at the eleventh place. A description on TimeOut says, "Understanding the art of mixing up a drink begins with a visit to Manhattan's rickhouse. It holds 106 American oak barrels, all aging spirits, bitters and cocktails. In the Ingredients Room opposite the rickhouse, bell jars of herbs, spices, fruits and roots in various stages of drying, pickling and brining line the shelves."
Parkview Square-located Atlas was the highest new entrant, claiming the fifteenth spot. The lobby bar is known for its stunning ambience and vast varieties of gins. Operation Dagger slipped three places to claim the 24th spot. Situated under a cloud of light bulbs, the bar is famous for its mysterious atmosphere. Re-entering the list was Briton Joe Schofield's Tipping Club at No. 31. In 2013, it was placed at the 45th spot.
Known for its locally sources spirits and ingredients, Native at Amoy Street claimed the 47th spot and 20th place on Asia's 50 Best Bars List 2017. The bar has been gaining rave reviews for its creative cocktails and home-grown recipes.
The annual list was published by William Reed Business Media and the result was voted out more than 500 drinks industry experts from 55 countries. This year, Asian countries showed a strong performance with 12 bars from Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan taking spots on the list. The complete list can be seen here!
Here are the top ten names:
1 American Bar, London (Best Bar in Europe and The World)
2 Dandelyan, London
3 The NoMad, New York (Best Bar in North America)
4 Connaught Bar, London
5 The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, New York
6 The Clumsies, Athens
7 Manhattan, Singapore (Best Bar in Asia)
8 Attaboy, New York
9 Bar Termini, London
10 Speak Low, Shanghai