Cheers to the World's 50 Best Bars 2018 Winners!

2018 Nightclub & Bar Cocktail Bar of the Year and number 41 on The World's 50 Best Bars 2018 list. Image: BlackTail

Nightclub & Bar would like to take a moment to congratulate the recently announced World’s 50 Best Bars 2018!

Every bar that made it onto the list certainly earned their spot. However, we’re incredibly proud of the past and present Nightclub & Bar Award winners on this year’s World’s 50 Best Bars list and feel they deserve a special shout-out by us.

The 2018 Nightclub & Bar Cocktail Bar of the Year, BlackTail, is number 41 on the list, while our 2017 Cocktail Bar of the Year, Trick Dog, is number 44. Lost Lake, the 2016 Nightclub & Bar Award winner for New Concept of the Year can be found at number 50. And number 26 on the List, Employees Only in NYC, not only won the 2015 Nightclub & Bar Cocktail Bar of the Year Award, it was where our 2015 Bartender of the Year, Steve Schneider, proved himself to be resilient powerhouse behind the stick.

We’d also like to recognize Dandelyan, number one on the World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 list. While not a past or current Nightclub & Bar Award winner, we’ve featured Ryan Chetiyawardana’s bar as an innovative proponent of sustainability. Dandelyan may be closed now but we’re excited to see what Chetiyawardana does next with the space.

Be sure to keep an eye on and, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, for an announcement about the 2019 Nightclub & Bar Awards in the next couple of weeks.


The World’s 50 Best Bars 2018*

1. Dandelyan (London, UK)(“Best Bar In Europe”)

2. American Bar at The Savoy (London, UK)

3. Manhattan (Singapore)(“Best Bar In Asia”)

4. The NoMad (NYC, NY)(“Best Bar in North America”)

5. Connaught Bar (London, UK)(“Legend of the List”)

6. Bar Termini (London, UK)

7. The Clumsies (Athens, Greece)

8. Atlas (Singapore)

9. Dante (NYC, NY)

10. The Old Man (Hong Kong)(“Highest New Entry”)

11. Licoreria Limantour (Mexico City, Mexico)

12. High Five (Tokyo, Japan)

13. Native (Singapore)(“Highest Climber”)

14. Floreria Atlantico (Buenos Aires, Argentina)(“Best Bar In South America”)

15. Attaboy (NYC, NY)

16. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog (NYC, NY)

17. Oriole (London, UK)

18. Coupette (London, UK)(“Best New Opening”)

19. Himkok (Oslo, Norway)(“Sustainable Bar Award”)

20. Speak Low (Shanghai, China)

21. Sweet Liberty (Miami, FL)

22. Baba Au Rum (Athens, Greece)

23. Operation Dagger (Singapore)

24. Le Syndicat (Paris, France)

25. Lost & Found (Nicosia, Cyprus)

26. Employees Only (NYC, NY)

27. Central Station (Beirut, Lebanon)(“Best Bar In Africa And The Middle East”)

28. Scout (London, UK)

29. Three Sheets (London, UK)

30. Black Pearl (Melbourne, Australia)(“Best Bar In Australasia”)

31. Tales & Spirits (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

32. Linje Tio (Stockholm, Sweden)

33. Little Red Door (Paris, France)

34. 28 Hongkong Street (Singapore)

35. Happiness Forgets (London, UK)

36. La Factoria (Old San Juan, Puerto Rico)

37. Pardiso (Barcelona, Spain)

38. Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei, Taiwan)

39. El Copitas (St. Petersburg, Russia)

40. Tommy's (San Francisco, CA)

41. Blacktail (NYC, NY)

42. Candelaria (Paris, France)

43. Schumann's (Munich, Germany)

44. Trick Dog (San Francisco, CA)

45. Fifty Mils (Mexico City, Mexico)

46. Swift (London, UK)

47. Salmon Guru (Madrid, Spain)

48. Buck And Breck (Berlin, Germany)

49. Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo, Japan)

50. Lost Lake (Chicago, IL)

* William Reed Business Media is solely responsible for organizing the awards, collating the votes and producing the lists.

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