World's 50 Best Bars 2017

We're on a quest to try all 50 of the world's best bars. Every year, the William Reed Business Media ranks the top 50 bars in the world (note they're from the UK, so the list tends to skew UK/Singapore). It's a great excuse to travel.

We will be updating the list with links to our reviews! 


As a reference, here are the world's 50 Best Bars 2017 in order. Asterisked ones are the ones we personally recommend of those, with 3 stars being the most recommended:

  1. American Bar, London

  2. Dandelyan, London

  3. The Nomad, New York* (recommend)

  4. Connaught Bar, London

  5. The Dead Rabbit, New York*** (highly recommend)

  6. The Clumsies, Athens

  7. Manhattan, Singapore***

  8. Attaboy, New York

  9. Bar Termini, London

  10. Speak Low, Shanghai**

  11. Little Red Door, Paris

  12. Happiness Forgets, London

  13. High Five, Tokyo**

  14. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City***

  15. Atlas, Singapore

  16. Dante, New York

  17. Oriole, London

  18. Broken Shaker, Miami Beach

  19. Candelaria, Paris

  20. Himkok, Oslo

  21. The Gibson, London*** (top choice)

  22. Black Pearl, Melbourne

  23. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires

  24. Operation Dagger, Singapore

  25. 28 HongKong Street, Singapore

  26. Trick Dog, San Francisco

  27. Sweet Liberty, Miami Beach

  28. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei

  29. Lost & Found, Nicosia

  30. Baba Au Rum, Athens

  31. Tippling Club, Singapore*

  32. Blacktail, New York

  33. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy Rome

  34. Le Syndicat, Paris

  35. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam

  36. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo

  37. Employees Only, New York

  38. Schumann’s, Munich

  39. La Factoria, San Juan

  40. Quinary, Hong Kong

  41. Aviary, Chicago

  42. Mace, New York

  43. Nightjar, London

  44. Linje Tio, Stockholm

  45. The Baxter Inn, Sydney

  46. ABV, San Francisco*

  47. Native, Singapore

  48. Tommy’s, San Francsico

  49. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong

  50. Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv