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The 50 Best Bars in the World have just been announced, and London, baby, you’ve done us proud. We’re damn lucky to live in this city with the best bars on our doorstep, but this epic list has also created one hell of a travel itinerary for the next year. Who’s with us?

Whether you’re top 50 in the world, top 100 or just knocking out killer drinks in a quiet neighbourhood somewhere, big up to all the bars, bar teams, owners, everyone involved that works so hard to give us such incredible hospitality.  Hats off to you all.

1: THE WORLD’S BEST BAR: DANDELYAN, LONDON

And the best bar in the world is…… about to close forever. Right.

Two days after announcing Dandelyan (as we know it) is no more, it’s been crowned World’s Best Bar. CURVEBALL. This purple leather clad, botanically inspired god of a bar right on the Southbank will be sorely missed. So what’s next for Dandelyan? Agreeing that his approach can be ‘divisive’, Ryan Cheti aka. Mr Lyan and his crew of creative masterminds were keeping schtum about the new project. One thing’s for sure – whatever this bunch turn their green fingered hands to turns to magic.

2: THE AMERICAN BAR AT THE SAVOY, LONDON

After being crowned best bar in the world at Tales of the Cocktail this summer, The American Bar’s swooped in at 2nd place on this list. Well it would be boring if the same bars won all the time wouldn’t it (cough)?. It’s hosted more stars than a SNL special, it’s a landmark in booze history and is the birthplace of the Savoy Cocktail Book (aka the bartender’s bible). New head bartender Maxim Schulte is keeping the standards high as ever – he’s only the 11th head bartender in The Savoy’s 125-year history. Impressive.

3: MANHATTAN, SINGAPORE

Singapore bar’s scene means business. Taking the top spot in Asia is Manhattan: New York glam, Golden Age cocktails, plush chesterfield sofas and candlelit marble tables. Hell yeah, this has got seduction written all over it. Manhattan boasts the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse and a sick collection of house-made ingredients. Head bartender Philip Bischoff is just one of the many mixology maestros casting their magic in Singapore.

4: NOMAD, NEW YORK

So dark, so sexy, so bl**dy good. New York’s NoMad is everything you want a cocktail bar to be. It’s got killer drinks, a shimmering golden and sky high back bar and insane food (hello, truffle and foie gras chicken pot pie). Downstairs is a little more laid back, upstairs is all dressed up for date-night. Bar manager Pietro Collina is the guy you want to know; lucky for you we’ve got a BarChick TV episode with him coming out soon.

5: CONNAUGHT BAR, LONDON

Want to feel special? This is our go-to spot. It’s a showstopper: sleek and stylish, with cocktails to match. Hailed as the legend of this list, this beautiful hotel bar more than deserves the accolade. As does Ago Perrone who has built a great team and created a seriously impressive menu. But let’s face it, you’re here for the Martinis. Get that trolly wheeled on over, you’re in for a real treat.

6: BAR TERMINI, LONDON

Did someone say Negroni time? Everyone knows that this Soho bolthole is where to head if this is your drink of choice. This no-fuss Italian bar, that’s name and concept were inspired by Termini station in Rome pours practically faultless bottled cocktails.

7: THE CLUMSIES, ATHENS

Welcome to the Greek bar that’s killing it at the moment. Yes, the cocktails are awesome. Yes, the all-day vibe encourages locals to party at this hotspot. But it’s also the focus on interaction between bartender and customer that makes this bar rock; no pretence just damn good times.

8: ATLAS, SINGAPORE

There’s something awesome about a Great Gatsby jazz-age bar in a city that’s all high rise and mod-con. There’s a focus on gin-based cocktails, so lie back in your velvet armchair and enjoy. Make sure to clock the three-storey gold gin refrigerator shining like a beacon of booziness (it’s pretty impossible not to).

9: DANTE, NEW YORK

THIS is why Dante is one of the best bars in the world.

Refreshingly simple, there’s nothing OTT about Dante – unless you count the quality of the drinks, or perhaps the killer Golden Spbagliato. This Italian café is an NYC institution; Unpretentiousness Italian drinking is also mirrored on the menu – think Aperitivo style and low-ABV. Cocktails are best enjoyed perched at the bar, soaking up the charm of the bar team. Head bartender Stacey Swenson is girl-bossing her way through the industry, which we love.

10: THE OLD MAN, HONG KONG

Recognise the guy in the abstract portrait? Yep, it’s Hemingway – and suddenly the name becomes clear. He famously loved a good cocktail, and the nine drinks on the menu are a nod to this. This bar has cosy casual vibes all over it – more living room than smart bar. Kick back and enjoy the creations from Roman Ghale, Agung Prabowo and James Tamang. With time spent at the Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental and The Mira hotel, you know you’re in good hands.

11. Licorería Limantour – Mexico City, Mexico

12. Bar High Five – Tokyo, Japan

13. Native – Singapore

14. Florería Atlántico – Buenos Aires, Argentina

15. Attaboy – New York, U.S.

16. The Dead Rabbit – New York, U.S.

17. Oriole – London, U.K.

18. Coupette – London, U.K.

19. Himkok – Oslo, Norway

20. Speak Low – Shanghai, China

21. Sweet Liberty – Miami, U.S.

22. Baba Au Rum – Athens, Greece

23. Operation Dagger – Singapore

24. Le Syndicat – Paris, France

25. Lost & Found – Nicosia, Cyprus

26. Employees Only – New York, U.S.

27. Central Station – Beirut, Lebanon

28. Scout – London, U.K.

29. Three Sheets – London, U.K.

30. Black Pearl – Melbourne, Australia

31. Tales and Spirits – Amsterdam, Netherlands

32. Linje Tio – Stockholm, Sweden

33. Little Red Door – Paris, France

34. 28 HongKong Street – Singapore

35. Happiness Forgets – London, U.K.

36. La Factoría – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

37. Paradiso – Barcelona, Spain

38. Indulge Experimental Bistro – Taipei, Taiwan

39. El Copitas – St Petersburg, Russia

40. Tommy’s – San Francisco, U.S.

41. BlackTail – New York, U.S.

42. Candelaria – Paris, France

43. Schumann’s – Munich, Germany

44. Trick Dog – San Francisco, U.S.

45. Fifty Mils – Mexico City, Mexico

46. Swift – London, U.K.

47. Salmon Guru – Madrid, Spain

48. Buck and Breck – Berlin, Germany

49. Bar Benfiddich – Tokyo, Japan

50. Lost Lake – Chicago, U.S.