The World's Best Bar Is in New York

Negroni-paradise Dante won the top spot of the 2019 "World's 50 Best Bars" list.

Dante World's Best Bar
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Last night at Camden's Roundhouse in London, the annual list of the World's 50 Best Bars was announced — and this year, New York's Dante took home the grand prize. The Greenwich Village aperitivo bar and restaurant, which is famous for its extensive Negroni menu (and pop-up Negroni fountain), was ranked in 9th place on last year's list, and also won "World's Best Bar" and "Best American Restaurant Bar" at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans earlier this year. Much of the top ten includes other familiar names that have previously been awarded. London's American Bar, which won the number two spot in last year's roundup, has remained in the top five, while The Nomad in New York and Connaught Bar in London also remain in top spots; the Clumsies in Athens jumped from the seventh spot to the sixth.

New York's Attaboy joined the top 10 in seventh place, while Florería Atlántico in Buenos Aires rose from 14th place to third, a significant jump. The rest of the top tier rounds out with Atlas (Singapore) in eighth place, The Old Man in Hong Kong taking home ninth, and Mexico City's Licorería Limantour squeaking in at number 10. Overall, New York, London, and Singapore claimed the bulk of the awards — check out the full list of winners below.

Dante New York World's Best Bar Negroni
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The World's 50 Best Bars 2019

1. Dante (New York)

2. Connaught Bar (London)

3. Florería Atlántico (Buenos Aires)

4. The NoMad (New York)

5. American Bar (London)

6. The Clumsies (Athens)

7. Attaboy (New York)

8. Atlas (Singapore)

9. The Old Man (Hong Kong)

10. Licorería Limantour (Mexico City)

11. Manhattan (Singapore)

12. Native (Singapore)

13. Carnaval (Lima)

14. Katana Kitten (New York)

15. Guilhotina (São Paulo)

16. Three Sheets (London)

17. Himkok (Oslo)

18. High Five (Tokyo)

19. Salmón Gurú (Madrid)

20. Paradiso (Barcelona)

21. Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei)

22. The Dead Rabbit (New York)

23. Coupette (London)

24. The SG Club (Tokyo)

25. Dr. Stravinsky (Barcelona)

26. Employees Only (New York)

27. El Copitas (St. Petersburg)

28. Scout (London)

29. Jigger & Pony (Singapore)

30. Operation Dagger (Singapore)

31. Baba Au Rum (Athens)

32. La Factoría (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

33. Presidente (Buenos Aires)

34. Schumann's (Munich)

35. Speak Low (Shanghai)

36. Little Red Door (Paris)

37. Tjoget (Stockholm)

38. The Old Man (Singapore)

39. Lyaness (London)

40. Happiness Forgets (London)

41. Swift (London)

42. Trick Dog (San Francisco)

43. Maybe Sammy (Sydney)

44. 1930 (Milan)

45. Sober Company (Shanghai)

46. Electric Bing Sutt (Beirut)

47. Kwānt (London)

48. Artesian (London)

49. Coa (Hong Kong)

50. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy (Rome)

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