The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022: which bars made the list of 51-100?

Discerning drinkers, ready yourselves – the best bars in the world right now are set to be announced live this October
Camparino in Galleria

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 are set to be announced during a prestigious, nail-biting night in Barcelona this October. Sponsored by Perrior, the event will be the first to take place outside of the UK in 13 years.

2021 saw London named the drinking capital of the world, with The Connaught Bar titled the best bar on the planet. An Italian accent and cubist design touches characterise the ritzy W1 hotel’s bar, where gigantic mirrors reflect twinkling ceiling lights. Here, find the disciples – cocktail lovers with the finest of palettes sipping late into the night on martinis and an array of mixologist-created specialties. The menu of 2021’s best bar in the world and Europe reads like a brochure; sought-after wines from the cellar, an exceptionally wide range of spirits and vintage cocktails for the most dedicated of visitors.

London’s Tayēr + Elementary came in second; Paradiso in Barcelona came third; the Clumsies in Athens ranked fourth, and Florería Atlántico was the highest ranking entry outside of Europe – the Buenos Aires favourite scooped the best bar in South America award. Singapore saw three of its bars make the top ten, while Tokyo, Milan and Hong Kong were some of the other cities named as superior drinking destinations.

This year, nominees will gather in the Catalan capital from Monday 3 October to partake in an invite-only bartender’s feast. The World’s Best 50 Bars gala event follows on Tuesday 4 October, with the awards ceremony streamed live on Facebook and Twitter. The winner will have been decided by an academy of more than 650 anonymous drinks aficionados spread across the globe.

Atlas Bar, Singapore

In anticipation of the October event, bars 100 – 51 have been announced, offering a taste of what’s to come. 

Coming in at 100 – 51 are bars from 32 cities, with 15 new entries and four spots in the UK including Schofield's in Manchester (59) and Three Sheets (72), the compact bar known for its bottled concoctions in Dalston, London. Five cities make their debut, including Kraków (Tag, 97) and Bogotá (La Sala De Laura, 70).

Overall, Singapore emerges as the best performer; eight bars feature on the 100 – 51 list out of just 14 Asian bars. Sago House (51) and 28 HongKong Street (55) have elevated their mixology, ranking higher than in 2021. Elsewhere, South Africa is emerging as a spectacular drinking spot, claiming a record four spots on the list in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The World's Best Bars 2022

100. Sin + Tax, Johannesburg, South Africa
99. Tesouro, Goa, India
98. Zapote Bar, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
97. Tag, Kraków, Poland
96. The Dead Rabbit, New York, USA
95. The Bamboo Bar, Bangkok, Thailand
94. Sweet Liberty, Miami, USA
93. Mace, New York, USA
92. The House of Machines, Cape Town, South Africa
91. Antique American Bar, Bratislava, Slovakia
90. Republic, Singapore
89. Donovan Bar, London
88. Art of Duplicity, Cape Town, South Africa
87. Re, Sydney, Australia
86. Freni E Frizioni, Rome, Italy
85. Danico, Paris, France
84. Le Syndicat, Paris, France
83. Bar Goto, New York, USA
82. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei, Taiwan
81. Lost & Found, Nicosia, Cyprus
80. Dead End Paradise, Beirut, Lebanon
79. Vesper, Bangkok, Thailand
78. Röda Huset, Stockholm, Sweden
77. The Court, Rome, Italy
76. Candelaria, Paris, France
75. Side Hustle, London, UK
74. Nutmeg & Clove, Singapore
73. Camparino in Galleria, Milan, Italy
72. Three Sheets, London, UK
71. Tjoget, Stockholm, Sweden
70. La Sala De Laura, Bogotá, Colombia
69. No Sleep Club, Singapore
68. Hero Bar, Nairobi, Kenya
67. Atlas, Singapore
66. El Barón, Cartagena, Colombia
65. Analogue, Singapore
64. Brujas, Mexico City, Mexico
63. the Sg Club, Tokyo, Japan
62. Tan Tan, São Paulo, Brazil
61. Presidente, Buenos Aires, Argentina
60. Caretaker’s Cottage, Melbourne, Australia
59. Schofield’s, Manchester, UK
58. Mimi Kakushi, Dubai, UAE
57. Mo Bar, Singapore
56. Quinary, Hong Kong
55. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
54. La Factoría, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
53. Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
52. Barro Negro, Athens, Greece
51. Sago House, Singapore