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These Are the 50 Best Bars in the World

One of the highest ranking is an NYC bar
The 50 Best Bars in the World 2017
Photo: The Dead Rabbit

Here's a list you can raise a glass to: The World's 50 Best Bars 2017 is out, with perennial New York classic The NoMad ranking third and being named Best Bar in North America.

Not far behind it is the equally popular The Dead Rabbit in fifth place, meaning two of the top five bars are located in New York City. This is a bit of a slide for The Dead Rabbit after taking home first place last year, but as far as we're concerned, top five is nothing to scoff at.

New York, London and Singapore have the most bars included on the guide, clocking in with eight, seven and six, respectively.

Several bars from last year's awards, like Attaboy (NYC), American Bar (London) and Licoreria Limantour (Mexico City), are on the 2017 ranking. The Highest New Entry on the list goes to Atlas in Singapore, and the Best New Opening goes to Blacktail in New York.

Voting is done by bartenders, cocktail aficionados and drinks writers from across the world, each of whom are allowed seven votes with location-specific requirements. In an additional layer of subjectivity, voters must have actually visited the bar in the past 18 months. It's tough work, but somebody has to do it.

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