Here some of the winners of the world’s best bars 2014!
Winner of the ‘World’s Best Bar’ for three consecutive years by Drinks International, Artesian is on the forefront of the sophisticated London bar scene.
The relaxed, friendly environment of Artesian is combined with experimental cocktails that are not seen in any other bar in London.
Source: The Artesian
THE DEAD RABBIT GROCERY & GROG, NEW YORK
The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog embodies the conviviality of Old New York and the Irish-American tradition.
It is dedicated to advancing the art and practice of hospitality, as it was understood then and as it is understood now, for all residents of and visitors to this great metropolis.
Source: The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
Think while you drink at the Canon
The official title of barman Jamie Boudreau’s new First Hill cocktail den is Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium
Canon may call itself an emporium, but it’s really a research library for tipplers. The very look of the room is bookish.
Source: Seattle Weekly
THE BAXTER INN, SYDNEY
Unassumingly hidden down a laneway in the middle of the CBD lies a whisky lover’s heaven. Saloon style with its long wooden countertop, Baxter will see you stop off for a drink or two.
Source: Urban Walkabout
HIGH FIVE, TOKYO
The interior at High Five is as drab and functional as the drinks are exquisite, emphasising precise technique (and even more precisely carved ice) over flashy mixology.
28 HONGKONG STREET, SINGAPORE
A deliberately inconspicuous petit bar/restaurant hidden behind an ordinary and visibly plain building on Hong Kong street nearby to Clarke Quay. With it’s lack of a signpost you’re likely to wander around gawping at building numbers before finding it but once found and you step inside the shabby exterior you’ll find a trendy lowly lit New York inspired bar serving a range of peculiar liquors from around the world.
Source: Fashion Ferno
NOTTINGHAM FOREST, MILAN (link in Italian)
Intimate, atmospheric with a touch of retro chicness, this lovely corner in Viale Piave 1, is a great place to find original “branded” cocktails like no others in Milan, some of them inspired by cult tv series or even perfumes, making the Nottingham Forest reportedly one of the 50 best bars in the world.
This bar is a small hidden treasury; because you have to cross the restaurant, push the door in order to see the bar and the few tables. If you don’t know it, you will stay in the back room of the place. You can see it from one of the neighbouring street but you could never find the entry if you don’t know the “secret”.One side, you taste some yummy tapas. And in the other side, you can enjoy the amazing spicy cocktails all the way from Bogota.
Source: Immense Sights
BUCK & BRECK, BERLIN
This tiny black room, named after former American president James Buchanan and his vice-president, John Breckinridge, occupies a prime location in Mitte. It’s disguised as an art gallery from the outside, they churn out exquisite drinks such as the eponymous house special: a tasty, muscular mix of cognac, bitters, absinthe and champagne.
HEMINGWAY BAR, PRAGUE
An enterprise inspired by Ernest Hemingway, a famous patron of bars who lent his name to more than a few cocktails. He famously improved many recipes, which is why bars throughout the world today prepare cocktails such as the Hemingway Daiquiri and his Papa Doble.
Source: Hemingway Bar
DOOR 74, AMSTERDAM
“Door 74 is the first speakeasy style cocktailbar in The Netherlands. We have the requisite hidden door, antique barware, tin ceiling and sophisticated atmosphere, plus delicious and perfectly balanced creations from Timo Janse-de Vries and his team.”
Source: Door 74
CHAINAYA. TEA & COCKTAILS, MOSCOW
A bit hidden away in Moscow’s Chinatown one can find a cool little cocktail den in Moscow, converted from a tea-house the bar lays under a Chinese restaurant.
The tea ceremonies are in the past, now everything revolves around the bar with its excellent cocktails.
Bramble’s charms are subtle and discreet. Centrally located, a small sign at street level points the way to the subterreanean warren of bare-brick snugs and dimly lit rooms. The ambience, mood, music and staff all focus on the bar’s dedication to the enjoyment and appreciation of cocktails, with a number of their original recipes standing the test of time.
Source: Cool Places
DRY MARTINI, BARCELONA
Dry Martini is the cocktail bar of Barcelona that has become an icon in the Cocktail World. It opened over 30 years ago. In the begining, when the founder of mixology, Don Pere Carbonell, ran it, the Dry Martini Cocktail Bar was a Martinería: only served Dry Martini. When Javier de las Muelas received its bequest, he wanted to maintain the essence of a classic cocktail bar: he maintained the English style of a cocktail bar: leather, wood and brass;
Source: Dry Martini
FLORERIA ATLANTICO, BUENOS AIRES
The air at Florería Atlántico, in the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires, is decadent with the scent of fresh flowers. Some pedestrians may wander in looking for a bouquet for an aggrieved girlfriend or wine for a dinner party, but those in the know are aware of what lies beneath the unassuming flower and wine shop. Inside, a hulking refrigerator door swings back to reveal the entrance to a subterranean chamber. This in-vogue restaurant and lounge is underground in every sense of the word.
QUINARY, HONG KONG
Using this creative approach to cocktails, Quinary seeks to engage all five senses. With renowned bartender Antonio Lai at the helm, expect the unexpected. Flavour and aroma combinations together with different textures, appearances and even sounds will challenge every preconception held about cocktails. Where classics take on a new twist, where new drinks may become tomorrow’s classics, Quinary will take you on a sensory experience into the new world of cocktails.
LA CAPILLA, TEQUILA, MEXICO
In the town of Tequila in western Mexico there’s a small, non-descript cantina called La Capilla, which happens to be bucket list stop for the world’s cocktail nerds. La Capilla (which translates literally to “the chapel,”) is the home of the batanga, a simple tequila cocktail created by Don Javier Delgado Corona, the bar’s owner, some time in the 1950’s. Now in his nineties, Don Javier can still be found behind the bar, mixing up his famous refresher for tequila-thirsty travelers and locals alike. (source: saveur)
Picture Source: Saveur