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Handshake Speakeasy In Mexico City Named Best Bar in North America 2024

Best Bar in North America 2024

Mexico City’s glittering bar scene now sits atop North America’s cocktail world as Handshake Speakeasy was named the Best Bar in North America by 50 Best Bars.

50 Best Bars’ unveiling of its 2024 list of the 50 Best Bars in North America, finds Mexico City’s Handshake Speakeasy grabbing the best bar crown. The award ceremony took place last night at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and ranked bars from across the continent, including the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Following in second place and topping the chart as the best bar in the United States is New York City’s Superbueno, which also claims the title of Highest New Entry. New York City’s Overstory follows at No.3. Toronto’s Civil Liberties, No.21, grabbed the title of The Best Bar in Canada, while Puerto Rico’s La Factoría, at No.18, was named The Best Bar in the Caribbean. 

Check out the full list below as well as a list of the various awards handed out during the event.

North America’s 50 Best Bars 1-50 LIST

1Handshake SpeakeasyMexico City
2SuperbuenoNew York
3OverstoryNew York
4Martiny’sNew York
5RayoMexico City
6Jewel of the SouthNew Orleans
7Double Chicken PleaseNew York
8ThunderboltLos Angeles
9Licorería LimantourMexico City
10TlecānMexico City
11Zapote BarPlaya del Carmen
12Katana KittenNew York
13Café La TrovaMiami
14El Gallo AltaneroGuadalajara
15Employees OnlyNew York
16Aruba Day DrinkTijuana
17Café de NadieMexico City
18La FactoríaSan Juan
20DanteNew York
21Civil LibertiesToronto
22Service BarWashington DC
23AllegoryWashington DC
24Botanist BarVancouver
25Herbs & RyeLas Vegas
26Baltra BarMexico City
27BekebSan Miguel de Allende
28Kaito del ValleMexico City
29Bar PompetteToronto
30True LaurelSan Francisco
31AttaboyNew York
33The Dead RabbitNew York
35Library by the SeaGrand Cayman
36Century GrandPhoenix
38Pacific Cocktail HavenSan Francisco
40Bar MordecaiToronto
41Maison PremiereNew York
42Hanky PankyMexico City
43Angel’s ShareNew York
44Milady’sNew York
45BrujasMexico City
46MírateLos Angeles
47CureNew Orleans
48Best IntentionsChicago
49The Keefer BarVancouver
50Atwater Cocktail ClubMontreal

Other Awards:

  • Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City, grabs the No.1 in North America award and The Best Bar in Mexico trophy, sponsored by Perrier
  • This year’s list features 26 U.S. bars, 15 from Mexico, 7 hailing from Canada, and 2 based in the Caribbean
  • Civil Liberties, Toronto, at No.21, wins The Best Bar in Canada, sponsored by Naked Malt, for the third year in a row
  • La Factoría, Puerto Rico, at No.18, earns The Best Bar in the Caribbean, sponsored by Amaro Lucano
  • Claudia Cabrera of female-led bar Kaito del Valle (No.28) in Mexico City wins the Roku Industry Icon Award
  • Simpl Things, Toronto, wins the Campari One To Watch Award
  • Library by the Sea, Grand Cayman, No.35, wins London Essence Best New Opening Award
  • True Laurel, San Francisco, No.30, earns Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award
  • Meadowlark, Chicago, No.32, wins the Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu Award
  • Martiny’s, New York, No.4, is the Nikka Highest Climber Award winner
  • Avondale Bowl, Chicago, earns Bareksten Best Bar Design Award
  • Superbueno, New York, No.2, wins Disaronno Highest New Entry Award

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