London proved its worth as the globe’s cocktail capital at the World’s 50 Best Bars awards, with eight bars featured on 2017’s coveted list and four within the top 10 spots
Whilst the American Bar at the Savoy took the top tipple title for the first time, with Ryan Chetiyawardana’s Dandelyan coming in a close second, the Connaught Bar retained its rank as 4th best in the world and Soho spot Bar Termini rocketed 21 places to claim ninth.
This was the fifth year the awards have been in hosted in London – with the coveted list chosen by a panel of over 500 anonymous drinks specialists across six of the world’s seven continents.
Five must-know facts about The American Bar
1 Harry Craddock first penned bartender’s bible The Savoy Cocktail Book within its walls.
2 Marilyn Monroe was a fan.
3 It sells one of Britain’s most expensive cocktails – The Sazerac will set you back £5000.
4 A famous hangover cure was invented here
5 Winston Churchill, an avid regular, used to keep his own bottles of whisky here
Find the top ten bars below, or click here to peruse the full 50.
1 American Bar, London
2 Dandelyan, London
3 The NoMad, New York
4 Connaught Bar, London
5 The Dead Rabbit, New York
6 The Clumsies, Athens
7 Manhattan, Singapore
8 Attaboy, New York
9 Bar Termini, London
10 Speak Low, Shanghai
For more information, visit worlds50bestbars.com