The 50 best bars in the world

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  • The annual list of The World’s 50 Best Bars was just released for 2017.
  • The ranking is determined by votes from more than 500 drinking experts around the globe.
  • The US, UK, and Singapore dominated this year’s list.
  • The American Bar in London’s Savoy Hotel was named the best bar in the world.

Some bars are known for their views, while others are known for their drinks — like the following ones on the annual list of The World’s 50 Best Bars, which was just released for 2017.

The ranking is determined by votes from more than 500 drinking experts around the globe and serves as “an international guide to the world’s top bars and drinking destinations.”

This year’s list included bars in 19 different countries. The US dominated with a total of 13 bars that made it into the top 50, whereas the UK came in second with eight bars on the list. Singapore came in third with six bars.

From hotel bars to hidden speakeasies, here are 50 watering holes worth travelling for.

50. Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv, Israel

Imperial Craft
Imperial Craft.

Imperial Craft was also named the best bar in the Middle East and Africa.

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49. Lobster Bar and Grill, Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong

48. Tommy's, San Francisco, California

47. Native, Singapore

46. ABV, San Francisco, California

45. The Baxter Innn, Sydney, Australia

The Baxter Inn
The Baxter Innn.

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44. Linje Tio, Stockholm, Sweden

43. Nightjar, London, England

42. Mace, New York City, New York

41. The Aviary, Chicago, Illinois

40. Quinary, Hong Kong

39. La Factoría, San Juan, Puerto Rico

38. Schumann's, Munich, Germany

37. Employees Only, New York City, New York

Employees Only
Employees Only.

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36. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo, Japan

Bar Benfiddich
Bar Benfiddich.

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35. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tales & Spirits
Tales & Spirits.

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34. Le Syndicat, Paris, France

33. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, Rome, Italy

Jerry Thomas Speakeasy
Jerry Thomas Speakeasy.

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32. BlackTail, New York City, New York

31. Tipping Club, Singapore

30. Baba Au Rum, Athens, Greece

29. Lost & Found, Nicosia, Cyprus

28. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei, Taiwan

Indulge Experimental Bistro
Indulge Experimental Bistro.

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27. Sweet Liberty, Miami, Florida

26. Trick Dog, San Francisco, California

25. 28 HongKong Street, Singapore

28 HongKong Street
28 HongKong Street.

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24. Operation Dagger, Singapore

Operation Dagger
Operation Dagger.

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23. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Florería Atlántico
Florería Atlántico.

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22. Black Pearl, Melbourne, Australia

Black Pearl
Black Pearl.

Black Pearl was also named the best bar in Australia.

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21. The Gibson, London, England

20. Himkok, Oslo, Norway

19. Candelaria, Paris, France

18. Broken Shaker, Freehand Hotel, Miami, Florida

17. Oriole, London, England

16. Dante, New York City, New York

15. Atlas, Singapore

14. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City, Mexico

Licorería Limantour
Licorería Limantour.

Licorería Limantour was also named the best bar in Latin America.

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13. High Five, Tokyo, Japan

12. Happiness Forgets, London, England

Happiness Forgets
Happiness Forgets.

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11. Little Red Door, Paris, France

Little Red Door
Little Red Door.

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10. Speak Low, Shanghai, China

9. Bar Termini, London, England

8. Attaboy, New York City, New York

7. Manhattan, Regent Hotel, Singapore

Manhattan
Manhattan.

Manhattan was also named the best bar in Asia.

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6. The Clumsies, Athens, Greece

5. The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, New York City, New York

The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit.

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4. Connaught Bar, The Connaught, London, England

3. The NoMad, NoMad Hotel, New York City, New York

The NoMad Bar
The NoMad.

The NoMad was also named the best bar in North America.

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2. Dandelyan, Mondrian, London, England

1. American Bar, The Savoy Hotel London, London, England

This slideshow was updated to reflect the fact that Lost & Found is in Cyprus, not Italy.

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