The top 50 bars in the world have been named – and 8 are in London

London's bars triumphed at the World's 50 Best Bars 2017

London is the place to go for world-class cocktails, according to the World's 50 Best Bars 2017. The winners of the shortlist were announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday evening, with the American Bar at The Savoy hotel taking the highly sought-after title of the World's Best Bar.

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The cocktail bar, which has been serving since 1893, was praised for its combination of tradition and innovation, with a menu that includes everything from classic 1920s-inspired cocktails to blends influenced by seasonal British ingredients. And it was joined by seven other London bars in the top 50, with Dandelyan on the South Bank ranking at number two, The Connaught at number four, and Bar Termini in Soho coming in ninth.

Dandelyan Bar has been named the second best bar in the world

Other London bars to make the list were Happiness Forgets (positioned twelfth), Oriole (17), The Gibson (21) and Nightjar (43). The list is decided by a panel of anonymous drinks specialists from six continents, with bars included from all of them. Read on to see which other bars made the list.

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World's 50 Best Bars 2017

  1. American Bar, London
  2. Dandelyan, London
  3. NoMad Bar, New York City
  4. Connaught Bar, London
  5. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, New York City
  6. The Clumsies, Athens
  7. Manhattan, Singapore
  8. Attaboy, New York
  9. Bar Termini, London
  10. Speak Low, Shanghai
  11. Little Red Door, Paris
  12. Happiness Forgets, London
  13. High Five, Tokyo
  14. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City
  15. Atlas, Singapore
  16. Dante, New York City
  17. Oriole, London
  18. The Broken Shaker, Miami
  19. Candelaria, Paris
  20. Himkok, Oslo
  21. The Gibson, London
  22. Black Pearl, Melbourne, Australia
  23. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires
  24. Operation Dagger, Singapore
  25. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
  26. Trick Dog, San Francisco
  27. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company, Miami
  28. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei
  29. Lost & Found, Nicosia
  30. Baba Au Rum, Athens
  31. Tippling Club, Singapore
  32. BlackTail, New York City
  33. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome
  34. Le Syndicat, Paris
  35. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam
  36. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
  37. Employees Only, New York City
  38. Schumann's, Munich, Germany
  39. La Factoria, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
  40. Quinary, Hong Kong
  41. Aviary, Chicago
  42. Mace, New York City
  43. Nightjar, London
  44. Linje Tio, Stockholm
  45. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
  46. ABV, San Francisco
  47. Native, Singapore
  48. Tommy's, San Francisco
  49. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong
  50. Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv

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