London’s Connaught Bar Named Number One At World’s 50 Best Bars 2020

Connaught Bar World’s 50 Best Bars 2020

London’s Connaught Bar has been named the number one bar in the world for 2020 at the World’s 50 Best Bars. The ranking sees the iconic London wateringhole flip spots with last year’s winner New York City’s Dante

“It’s hard to think of a bar anywhere in the world that has made excellence so effortlessly routine as Connaught Bar,” says the World’s 50 Best Banks Bars about the London drinks spot. “This Mayfair hotel bar’s trick is it isn’t trend-chasing and flash; under the stewardship of Ago Perrone, Giorgio Bargiani and Maura Milia, it evolves from one year to the next, always delivering with poise and studied purpose. The gleaming cubist interior frames the bar like a piece of fine art, the service is pitched perfectly – warm and judiciously attentive –and whatever your penchant, the cocktails, like the staff, are impeccably tailored. Like a benevolent omen, the trolley gently clinks and glides around the room delivering bespoke Dry Martinis – probably the best in London. Everything here just makes sense: take the latest menu, Formae, inspired by the shapes and form of The Connaught’s David Collins-designed décor. Try the Magnetum, a scotch and sherry mix which comes in two distinct parts, the two blended by a pull on a custom-designed, modernist stirrer. It’s been knocking on the door for a number of years, but 2020 sees Connaught Bar a vindicated winner of The World’s Best Bar and The Best Bar in Europe, sponsored by Perrier.”

The annual global bar competition unveiled their entire ranking ings between 1 and 50, after releasing their list of 100 through 51 last week. Check out the entire list of the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2020 starting with Connaught Bar below:

  1. Connaught Bar – London, UK
  2. Dante – New York, USA
  3. The Clumsies – Athens, Greece
  4. Atlas – Singapore
  5. Tayēr + Elementary – London, UK
  6. Kwānt – London, UK
  7. Florería Atlántico – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  8. Coa – Hong Kong, China
  9. Jigger & Pony – Singapore
  10. The SG Club – Tokyo, Japan
  11. Maybe Sammy – Sydney, Australia
  12. Attaboy – New York, USA
  13. Nomad Bar – New York, USA
  14. Manhattan – Singapore
  15. The Old Man – Hong Kong, China
  16. Katana Kitten – New York, USA
  17. Licorería Limantour – Mexico City, Mexico
  18. Native – Singapore
  19. Paradiso – Barcelona, Spain
  20. American Bar – London, UK
  21. Carnaval – Lima, Peru
  22. Salmón Gurú – Madrid, Spain
  23. Zuma – Dubai, UAE
  24. Little Red Door – Paris, France
  25. 1930 – Milan, Italy
  26. Two Schmucks – Barcelona, Spain
  27. El Copitas – St Petersburg, Russia
  28. Cantina OK! – Sydney, Australia
  29. Lyaness – London, UK
  30. Himkok – Oslo, Norway
  31. Baba au Rum – Athens, Greece
  32. Panda & Sons – Edinburgh, UK
  33. Swift – London, UK
  34. Three Sheets – London, UK
  35. The Bamboo Bar – Bangkok, Thailand
  36. Tjoget – Stockholm, Sweden
  37. Buck & Breck – Berlin, Germany
  38. Employees Only – New York, USA
  39. Bulletin Place – Sydney, Australia
  40. Bar Benfiddich – Tokyo, Japan
  41. Artesian- London, UK
  42. Sober Company – Shanghai, China
  43. Indulge Experimental Bistro – Taipei, Taiwan
  44. Bar Trigona – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  45. Drink Kong – Rome, Italy
  46. Room by Le Kief – Taipei, Taiwan
  47. Alquímico – Cartagena, Colombia
  48. High Five – Tokyo, Japan
  49. Charles H – Seoul, Korea
  50. Presidente – Buenos Aires, Argentina