London bars take half the top 10 in the 2016 World's 50 Best Bars list

London bars take half of the top 10 in the World's 50 Best Bars list

We've had the World's 50 Best Restaurants, now it's time to turn to drink as the World's 50 Best Bars for 2016 have just been announced. 

Alas, this year we miss out on the number one slot as Artesian has plummeted out of the top 50, having lost head bartender Alex Kratena last year. Their place was taken by the much-loved Dead Rabbit in New York so we've very high hopes for one of their bartenders creating the list for Corrigan's Dickie's Bar next year (and we also think Blacktail will be on next year's list for sure). 

But London is still dominating the upper echelons of the list, taking five of the top 10.

And there are two bars who must be pretty pleased with themselves in particular - as Dandelyan has rocketed 47 places up the list while the Gibson on Old Street (which we loved) is the highest new entry at number six. We're also pleased to see Attaboy on the list where we had some lethal cocktails only last week.

As for the rest - here are the cocktail lists you'll be wanting to testing out over the next year... 

  1. Dead Rabbit, New York
  2. American Bar, London
  3. Dandelyan, London
  4. Connaught Bar, London
  5. Attaboy, New York
  6. The Gibson - London
  7. Employees Only, New York
  8. NoMad Bar, NoMad Hotel, New York
  9. The Clumsies, Athens
  10. Happiness Forgets, London
  11. Manhattan, Singapore
  12. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
  13. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City
  14. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
  15. Speak Low - Shanghai
  16. Broken Shaker - Miami
  17. Candelaria, Paris
  18. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam
  19. Nightjar, London
  20. Maison Premiere, New York
  21. Operation Dagger - Singapore
  22. Black Pearl, Melbourne
  23. High Five, Tokyo
  24. Little Red Door, Paris
  25. Linje Tio - Stockholm
  26. Central Station - Beirut
  27. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong
  28. Mace - New York
  29. Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
  30. Bar Termini - London
  31. La Factoria - Puerto Rico
  32. Oriole - London
  33. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome
  34. Dante - New York
  35. Trick Dog, San Francisco
  36. ABV - San Francisco
  37. The Walker Inn - LA
  38. Nottingham Forest, Milan
  39. Aviary, Chicago
  40. Baba Au Rum - Athens
  41. Quinary, Hong Kong
  42. Himkok, Norway
  43. Lost & Found, Cyprus
  44. Ruby, Copenhagen
  45. PDT, New York
  46. Bulletin Place, Sydney
  47. Bramble Bar - Edinburgh
  48. Calooh Callay - London
  49. Florería Atlántico - Buenos Aires,
  50. Buck and Breck - Berlin

For more - and the list from 51-100, visit the World's 50 Best Bars website