Taking home the 2022 awards for The World’s Best Bar and The Best Bar in Europe, Barcelona hotspot, Paradiso, emerged a star at this year’s ceremony. This curved wooden bar flaunts a Dali-esque aesthetic and serves the “Supercool Martini”, created with a gin mix to form an iceberg in the glass. Co-owner and Creative-in-Chief, Giacomo Gianotti has launched a new menu for cocktail lovers.
Number 2 on the list is London’s Taylor + Elementary, which launched in 2019 at the clever hands of Alex Kratena and Monica Berg, whose vision for the cocktail bar saw a reimagined experience; original interiors, well thought out service-design, and mixology approach have all contributed to the venue’s high ranking within the Top 50.
Third on the list is another Barcelona favourite, Sips, which, since joining the ranks of The World’s 50 Best Bars, has leaped 34 places, securing them the Nikka Highest Climber Award. Sips’ modern concept sees the space transform from mellow and approachable to dark and sensuous in the evening. With its cocktail menu featuring classic cocktails with a unique twist - the Caipirinha is made with a mastricador to ease bitterness, for instance.
Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour comes in at number 4 and is considered an institution in the busy hub of CDMX. Having been on the list since 2014, this packed bar features favourites that have stood the test of time, such as the Margarita Al Pastor. Just this year, the team opened their drinks pages to six international bartenders - including the likes of Dario Schiavoni at Bulgari Bar, Dubai, and Julio Cabrera at Cafe La Trova, Miami.
Lastly, at number 5 sits Little Red Door, Paris, where the team embody a farm to glass drinking approach, which they’ve dubbed “Flourish.” With produce at the heart of its guest experience, visitors can enjoy 10 signature cocktails centred on one item of French produce.