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The World’s 50 Best Bars 2016: results

Find out who won what at the 2016 World's 50 Best Bars awards, including all the movers, new entries, and the triumph of London as cocktail capital of the world

Winners of the World’s 50 Best Bars were announced at a glamorous ceremony in Christchurch Spitalfields last night (6 October).

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The biggest hitting headlines

  • London crowned cocktail capital of the world with 9 bars in the top 50, including five of the top ten
  • The American Bar at The Savoy, London was crowned the Tanqueray Best Bar in Europe at #2
  • Dandelyan at the Mondrian Hotel takes the Nikka Whisky Highest Climber Award soaring 47 places to #3
  • East London’s Gibson debuts at #6 taking the Urban Bar Highest New Entry Award
  • Edinburgh’s Bramble returns to the list
  • The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog (pictured above) takes the top spot as Botran Rum Best Bar in North America & the World

Read on for the full list and download episode 24 of the olive magazine podcast to hear our breakdown.


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


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