The World’s 50 Best Bars list for 2023 is here

Handshake Speakeasy in Mexico City is among the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2023. Photo credit: Handshake Speakeasy

The World’s 50 Best Bars list, one of the cocktail world’s most prestigious nights of the year, is back with its picks for 2023. At a glittery ceremony in Singapore, the World’s 50 Best organization announced the star-studded lineup, including Mexico City hotspot Handshake Speakeasy, Bangkok’s BKK Social Club (also named the Best Bar in Asia), and Hong Kong’s innovative Argo bar at the Four Seasons Hotel.

The list is now in its 15th year, and for the past seven years it has been accompanied by an extended 51-100 ranking of bars to showcase the depth of the ingenuity in the drinks industry around the world.

Read on for the full list along with special awards below.

1. Sips (Barcelona)
2. Double Chicken Please (New York)
3. Handshake Speakeasy (Mexico City)
4. Paradiso (Barcelona)
5. Connaught Bar (London)
6. Little Red Door (Paris)
7. Licorería Limantour (Mexico City)
8. Tayēr + Elementary (London)
9. Alquímico (Cartagena)
10. Himkok (Oslo)
11. Tres Monos (Buenos Aires)
12. Line (Athens)
13. BKK Social Club (Bangkok)
14. Jigger & Pony (Singapore)
15. Maybe Sammy (Sydney)
16. Salmon Guru (Madrid)
17. Overstory (New York)
18. Zest (Seoul)
19. Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar (Bangkok)
20. Coa (Hong Kong)
21. Drink Kong (Rome)
22. Hanky Panky (Mexico City)
23. Caretaker’s Cottage (Melbourne)
24. Café La Trova (Miami)
25. Baba Au Rum (Athens)
26. CoChinChina (Buenos Aires)
27. Katana Kitten (New York)
28. Satan’s Whiskers (London)
29. Wax On (Berlin)
30. Florería Atlántico (Buenos Aires)
31. Röda Huset (Stockholm)
32. Sago House (Singapore)
33. Freni e Frizioni (Rome)
34. Argo (Hong Kong)
35. A Bar with Shapes for a Name (London)
36. The SG Club (Tokyo)
37. Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo)
38. The Cambridge Public House (Paris)
39. Panda & Sons (Edinburgh)
40. Mimi Kakushi (Dubai)
41. Scarfes Bar (London)
42. 1930 (Milan)
43. Carnaval (Lima)
44. L’antiquario (Naples)
45. Baltra Bar (Mexico City)
46. Locale Firenze (Florence)
47. The Clumsies (Athens)
48. Atlas (Singapore)
49. Jewel of the South (New Orleans)
50. Galaxy Bar (Dubai)
51. Danico (Paris)
52. Lady Bee (Lima)
53. The Bellwood (Tokyo)
54. Lyaness (London)
55. Vesper (Bangkok)
56. Tan Tan (São Paulo)
57. Attaboy (New York)
58. SubAstor (São Paulo)
59. 28 HongKong Street (Singapore)
60. Arca (Tulum)
61. Byrdi (Melbourne)
62. Hero Bar (Nairobi)
63. Manhattan (Singapore)
64. Nutmeg & Clove (Singapore)
65. El Gallo Altanero (Guadalajara)
66. Tropic City (Bangkok)
67. Sidecar (New Delhi)
68. Martiny’s (New York)
69. Ergo (Dubai)
70. Barro Negro (Athens)
71. Penicillin (Hong Kong)
72. Rayo (Mexico City)
73. Civil Liberties (Toronto)
74. Hope & Sesame (Guangzhou)
75. Bar Cham (Seoul)
76. Swift (London)
77. Velvet (Berlin)
78. Analogue Initiative (Singapore)
79. High Five (Tokyo)
80. La Sala de Laura (Bogotá)
81. Kaito del Valle (Mexico City)
82. Kumiko (Chicago)
83. Native (Singapore)
84. Svanen (Oslo)
85. Camparino in Galleria (Milan)
86. Nouvelle Vague (Tirana)
87. Ruby (Copenhagen)
88. Red Frog (Lisbon)
89. Thunderbolt (Los Angeles)
90. Mirror Bar (Bratislava)
91. Maison Premiere (New York)
92. Donovan Bar (London)
93. Tjoget (Stockholm)
94. Sin + Tax (Johannesburg)
95. Schofield’s (Manchester)
96. Lost & Found (Nicosia)
97. Darkside (Hong Kong)
98. The Bar in Front of the Bar (Athens)
99. Employees Only (New York)
100. Artesian (London)


The Best Bar in Europe 2023 Sponsored by Perrier: Sips (Barcelona)
The Best Bar in North America 2023 Sponsored by Tia Maria: Double Chicken Please (New York)
Roku Industry Icon Award: Renato ‘Tato’ Giovannoni
The Best Bar in South America Sponsored by Scrappy’s Bitters: Alquímico (Cartagena)
Nikka Highest Climber Award: Himkok (Oslo)
Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award: Tres Monos (Buenos Aires)
London Essence Best New Opening Award: Line (Athens)
The Best Bar in Asia Sponsored by Torres Brandy: BKK Social Club (Bangkok)
The Best Bar in Australasia Sponsored by Naked Malt: Maybe Sammy (Sydney)
Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award: GN Chan (Double Chicken Please)
Kettle One Sustainable Bar Award: Röda Huset (Stockholm)
Disaronno Highest New Entry Award: Zest (Seoul)
Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu Award: The American Bar at Gleneagles (Auchterarder)
Bareksten Best Bar Design Award: Night Hawk (Singapore)
The Best Bar Middle East and Africa Sponsored by Amaro Lucano: Mimi Kakushi (Dubai)
50 Best Bars The Blend Scholarship 2023: Apoorva Kohli (New Delhi)
Rémy Martin Legend of the List Award: The Clumsies (Athens)
Campari One to Watch Award: Lady Bee (Lima)

Tanay Warerkar is a Content Marketing Manager at OpenTable