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The 50 Best Bars in the World

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The Dead Rabbit
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This year’s list of the World’s 50 Best Bars dropped last night at a giant party in London, where there was a whole lot of booze and industry folk celebrating. New York’s Dead Rabbit topped the list this year after coming in second for two years in a row. NYC made a strong showing with eight bars on the list, but London came out king with a total of nine, including three of the top five.

 

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The winners were decided by 476 bar experts, what the team at World’s 50 Best describes as “the strongest, most diverse collection of industry authorities ever assembled to express their views on the best bars in the world.” Each expert was asked to list and rank the five best bars they have visited (excluding their own, of course). In total, the group nominated 652 bars.

The full list includes bars around Europe, Australia, North America and Asia. Check it out here and the American winners below.

1. The Dead Rabbit, New York City

5. Attaboy, New York City

7. Employees Only, New York City

8. The NoMad Bar, New York City

16. The Broken Shaker, Miami

20. Maison Premiere, New York City

28. Mace, New York City

29. Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco

34. Dante, New York City

35. Trick Dog, San Francisco

36. ABV, San Francisco

37. The Walker Inn, Los Angeles

39. Aviary, Chicago

45. PDT, New York City

Now, time to get a drink.

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