Dandelyan Bar
Dandelyan at the Mondrian London

The World’s 50 Best Bars are in, and we have a new winner: London’s Dandeylan. Each year, the UK-based group puts out this annual ranking of bars, which is voted on by more than 500 drinks experts across the globe. As usual, London and New York cleaned up, with 10 and six spots on the list, respectively.

In a strange twist of fate, Dandelyan won just two days after announcing that it would be closing and reopening as a new concept in 2019. On Instagram, bar owner Ryan Chetiyawardana (better known as Mr. Lyan) said: “There’s so much I think we can do, and so much we want to challenge, discuss and create in this industry,” that “it makes sense to burn it down, start fresh, and rise again as something brighter, shinier and more fitting of where we’re all now at.”

So, if you haven’t yet checked out Dandelyan, now’s the time. Otherwise, you’ve got 49 great bars to choose from below, including watering holes in Greece, Mexico City, San Francisco, Singapore, and Tokyo. Here are all your 2018 winners:

The World’s 50 Best Bars

1. Dandelyan (London)
2. American Bar at the Savoy (London)
3. Manhattan (Singapore)
4. The NoMad (New York City)
5. Connaught Bar (London)
6. Bar Termini (London)
7. The Clumsies (Greece)
8. Atlas (Singapore)
9. Dante (New York City)
10. The Old Man (Hong Kong)
11. Licoreria Limantour (Mexico City)
12. High Five (Tokyo)
13. Native (Singapore)
14. Floreria Atlantico (Buenos Aires)
15. Attaboy (New York City)
16. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog (New York City)
17. Oriole (London)
18. Coupette (London)
19. Himkok (Oslo)
20. Speak Low (Shanghai)
21. Sweet Liberty (Miami)
22. Baba Au Rum (Athens)
23. Operation Dagger (Singapore)
24. Le Syndicat (Paris)
25. Lost & Found (Nicosia)
26. Employees Only (New York City)
27. Central Station (Beirut)
28. Scout (London)
29. Three Sheets (London)
30. Black Pearl (Melbourne)
31. Tales & Spirits (Amsterdam)
32. Linje Tio (Stockholm)
33. Little Red Door (Paris)
34. 28 Hongkong Street (Singapore)
35. Happiness Forgets (London)
36. La Factoria (Old San Juan, Puerto Rico)
37. Pardiso (Barcelona)
38. Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei)
39. El Copitas (St. Petersburg)
40. Tommy’s (San Francisco)
41. BlackTail (New York)
42. Candelaria (Paris)
43. Schumann’s (Munich)
44. Trick Dog (San Francisco)
45. Fifty Mils (Mexico City)
46. Swift (London)
47. Salmon Guru (Madrid)
48. Buck and Breck (Berlin)
49. Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo)
50. Lost Lake (Chicago)


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