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Dante named World's Best Bar 2019

04 October, 2019

New York’s Dante was crowned World’s Best Bar 2019 at the World’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony last night (3 October) in London.

Dante has risen eight places from last year to scoop the top prize while London’s Connaught finished second and Argentina’s Florería Atlántico completed the podium.

“We’ve had an incredible year at Dante but this award really goes to the staff members, past and present, which have made this possible. We just try and make the best drinks we can, with the best service in a cool spot in New York’s Greenwich Village,” said Dante owner Linden Pride.

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The awards ceremony was held at Camden’s Roundhouse venue in north London which saw representatives of the world’s elite bars gather for the unveiling of list.

New York and Singapore starred 12 bars between them while the UK claimed a fifth of the venues alone.

Monica Berg, co-owner of new London bar Tayēr + Elementary was named the Bartenders’ Bartender 2019 while Charles Schumann was given the Industry Icon accolade.

Maybe Sammy (No.43) in Sydney, Australia, collected Best Bar in Australasia, while Beirut’s Electric Bing Sutt (No.46) took home the Best Bar in the Middle East & Africa.

Selected from the list of 51-100 bars was Drink Kong in Rome (No.82), which was named One To Watch for the 2020 awards while Native (No.12) was given the Sustainable Bar Award.


1  Dante

2  Connaught Bar

3  Florería Atlántico

4  The NoMad

5  American Bar

6  The Clumsies

7  Attaboy

8  Atlas

9  The Old Man

10  Licorería Limantour

11  Manhattan

12  Native

13  Carnaval

14  Katana Kitten

15  Guilhotina

16  Three Sheets

17  Himkok

18  High Five

19  Salmón Gurú

20  Paradiso

21  Indulge Experimental Bistro

22  The Dead Rabbit

23  Coupette

24  The SG Club

25  Dr. Stravinsky

26  Employees Only

27  El Copitas

28  Scout

29  Jigger & Pony

30  Operation Dagger

31  Baba Au Rum

32 La Factoría 

33 Presidente 

34 Schumann's

35 Speak Low

36 Little Red Door

37 Linje Tio

38 The Old Man

39 Lyaness

40 Happiness Forgets

41 Swift

42 Trick Dog

43 Maybe Sammy

44 1930

45 Sober Company

46 Electric Bing Sutt

47 Kwānt

48 Artesian

49 Coa

50 Jerry Thomas Speakeasy

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