The World’s 50 Best Bars 2020

In a world that could desperately use a drink but lost countless beloved watering holes to Covid-19, the announcement of the World’s 50 Best Bars for 2020 could have seemed more like a wake than a celebration.

Among those raising a glass in victory this year is The Connaught Bar in London, which was named the World’s Best Bar (and the Best Bar in Europe) for the first time—after ten years on the roster. The bar, helmed by the highly-regarded Agostino Perrone, is no stranger to accolades: In 2016, it topped the 10th annual Spirited Awards in New Orleans.

The World's 50 Best Bar Academy is made up of 540 bar industry experts from around the world, with a 50/50 gender split.

The judging period took place between January 2019 and March 2020 -- so only curtailed a little by the pandemic -- and votes were cast in July.

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2020

1. The Connaught Bar (London, UK) | winner of Best Bar in Europe and Best Bar in the World

2. Dante (New York City, U.S.A) | winner of Best Bar in North America

3. The Clumsies (Athens, Greece)

4. Atlas (Singapore) | winner of Best Bar in Asia

5. Tayēr + Elementary (London, UK) | winner of Disaronno’s Highest New Entry

6. Kwānt (London, UK) | winner of London Essense’s Best New Opening

7. Florería Atlántico (Buenos Aires, Argentina) | winner of Best Bar in South America

8. Coa (Hong Kong, China) | winner of Nikka Highest Climber Award

9. Jigger & Pony (Singapore)

10. The SG Club (Tokyo, Japan)

11. Maybe Sammy (Sydney, Australia) | winner of Best Bar in Australasia and Michter’s Art of Hospitality Awards

12. Attaboy (New York City, U.S.A)

13. NoMad Bar (New York City, U.S.A)

14. Manhattan (Singapore)

15. The Old Man (Hong Kong, China)

16. Katana Kitten (New York City, U.S.A)

17. Licoreria Limantour (Mexico City, Mexico)

18. Native (Singapore)

19. Paradiso (Barcelona, Spain)

20. American Bar (London, UK)

21. Carnaval (Lima, Peru)

22. Zuma (Dubai, UAE) | Best Bar in the Middle East and Africa

23. Salmon Guru (Madrid, Spain)

24. Little Red Door (Paris, France)

25. 1930 (Milan, Italy)

26. Two Schmucks (Barcelona, Spain)

27. El Copitas (St. Petersburg, Russia)

28. Cantina OK! (Sydney, Australia) | New Entry

29. Lyaness (London, UK)

30. Himkok (Oslo, Norway)

31. Baba Au Rum (Athens, Greece)

32. Panda & Sons (Edinburgh, UK) | New Entry

33. Swift (London, UK)

34. Three Sheets (London, UK)

35. The Bamboo Bar (Bangkok, Thailand)

36. Tjoget (Stockholm, Sweden)

37. Buck & Breck (Berlin, Germany)

38. Employees Only (New York City, U.S.A)

39. Bulletin Place (Sydney, Australia)

40. Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo, Japan)

41. Artesian (London, UK)

42. Sober Company (Shanghai, China)

43. Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei, Taiwan)

44. Bar Trigona (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

45. Drink Kong (Rome, Italy)

46. Room by Le Kief (Taipei, Taiwan)

47. Alquímico (Cartagena, Colombia) | Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award

48. High Five (Tokyo, Japan) | Heering Legend of the List

49. Charles H (Seoul, South Korea)

50. Presidente (Buenos Aires, Argentina)