The World’s 50 Best Bars Were Just Announced – and Not One of Them is in Canada

Drinks International magazine just announced its coveted list of the world’s 50 best bars.

Not surprisingly, taking the top positions were places in London and New York City.

In fact, for the fourth consecutive year, London’s Artesian held its No. 1 position.

This year’s choices included 27 cities in 19 countries, with 23 of those located in Europe, and 14 in the US. Within the top 15 are bars in Sydney, Singapore, Paris, Miami Beach, and Seattle. The good news is that the list will probably come in handy for upcoming travel – you may have already checked some of these off your bar bucket list already.


The bad news is that not one single Canadian bar made the list. Apparently they don’t think we’re keeping up when it comes to our nightlife.

Which is obviously b*llshit.

So tell us, what Canadian bars do you think are worthy of the list? Let us know on our Facebook page. In the meantime, here are the 50 that did make the list:

  1. The Artesian, London

  2. Dead Rabbit, New York
  3. Nightjar, London
  4. Employees Only, New York
  5. American Bar, London

  6. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
  7. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
  8. Happiness Forgets, London
  9. Connaught Bar, London
  10. Black Pearl, Melbourne

  11. Attaboy, New York
  12. Candelaria, Paris
  13. High Five, Tokyo
  14. Broken Shaker, Miami
  15. Canon, Seattle
  16. Buck & Breck, Berlin
  17. Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv
  18. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong
  19. Le Lion Bar de Paris, Hamburg, Germany
  20. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City

  21. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome
  22. The Clumsies, Athens
  23. Maison Premiere, New York
  24. Elephant Bar, NoMad Hotel, New York
  25. The Everleigh, Melbourne
  26. White Lyan, London
  27. Beaufort Bar, London
  28. Bulletin Place, Sydney
  29. Aviary, Chicago
  30. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam

  31. Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
  32. Delicatessen, Moscow
  33. Door 74, Amsterdam
  34. Ruby, Copenhagen
  35. Manhattan, Singapore
  36. NoMad Bar, NoMad Hotel, New York
  37. PDT, New York
  38. Mace, New York
  39. Quinary, Hong Kong
  40. Trick Dog, San Francisco

  41. 69 Colebrooke Row, London
  42. Dry Martini, Barcelona
  43. Schumann’s, Munich
  44. Zuma Dubai, Dubai
  45. La Factoria, Old San Juan
  46. Nottingham Forest, Milan, Italy
  47. Tommy’s, San Francisco
  48. Lost & Found, Cyprus
  49. Little Red Door, Paris
  50. Dandelyan, London