Olive Magazine

The World's 50 Best Bars 2016: results

Published: October 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm

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).


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 BarCity Status
1The Dead Rabbit Grocery & GrogNew YorkUp 1
2American BarLondonUp 3
3DandelyanLondonUp 47
4Connaught BarLondonUp 5
5AttaboyNew YorkUp 6
6The GibsonLondonNew entry
7Employees OnlyNew YorkDown 3
8Nomad BarNew YorkUp 28
9The ClumsiesAthensUp 13
10Happiness ForgetsLondonDown 2
11ManhattanSingaporeUp 24
12The Baxter InnSydneyDown 6
13Licoreria LimantourMexico CityUp 7
1428 Hong Kong StreetSingaporeDown 7
15Speak LowShanghaiNew entry
16The Broken ShakerMiamiDown 2
17CandelariaParisDown 5
18Tales & SpiritsAmsterdamUp 12
19NightjarLondonDown 16
20Maison PremiereNew YorkUp 3
21Operation DaggerSingaporeNew entry
22Black PearlMelbourneDown 12
23High FiveTokyoDown 10
24Little Red DoorParisUp 25
25Linje TioStockholmNew entry
26Central StationBeirutNew entry
27Lobster BarHong KongDown 9
28MaceNew YorkUp 10
29Smuggler's CoveSan FranciscoUp 2
30Bar TerminiLondonNew entry
31La FactoriaOld San JuanUp 14
32OrioleLondonNew entry
33The Jerry Thomas ProjectRomeDown 12
34DanteNew YorkNew entry
35Trick DogSan FranciscoUp 5
36ABVSan FranciscoNew entry
37The Walker InnLos AngelesNew entry
38Nottingham ForestMilanUp 8
39AviaryChicagoDown 10
40Baba au RumAthensRe-entry
41QuinaryHong KongDown 2
42HimkokOsloNew entry
43Lost & FoundNicosiaUp 6
44RubyCopenhagenDown 10
45PDTNew YorkDown 8
46Bulletin PlaceSydneyDown 18
48Callooh CallayLondonRe-entry
49Floreria AtlanticoBuenos AiresRe-entry
50Buck & BreckBerlinDown 34

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