World’s 50 Best Bars 2023: 3 bars in Singapore make the list, including 1 new entry

Singapore hosted the 15th annual awards ceremony for The World’s 50 Best Bars took place last night (17 October) and it’s the first time the announcement occurred outside of Europe.

In this year’s rankings, three bars in Singapore claimed esteemed positions.

Leading the way is Jigger and Pony, an OG in the cocktail scene in Singapore, securing the 14th spot on the global list. Sago House, which has recently moved Sago Street to Duxton Hill, follows closely at the 32nd place. Additionally, Atlas, which boasts an opulent art deco design and an unmatched gin collection, shone as Singapore’s third representative, attaining the 48th position.

Singapore’s excellence in the global bar scene was further demonstrated with five more bars making it to The World’s 50 Best 51-100 list: 28 HongKong Street at #59, Manhattan at #63, Nutmeg & Clove at #64, Analogue Initiative at #78, and Native at #83. Night Hawk also received special recognition for the best bar design, presented by Bareksten.

The title of the world’s best bar for 2023 was claimed by Sips in Barcelona, while last year’s top-ranked establishment, Paradiso in Barcelona, secured the 4th spot this year.

The selection of The World’s 50 Best Bars is meticulously curated by a panel of over 650 drink experts from across the globe. This year’s panel boasted the largest and most diverse group of experts since the list’s inception in 2009. Each expert confidentially cast their votes for the top seven bars they had visited in the past 18 months.

Complete list of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2023

50 best bars winners

  1. Sips, Barcelona (best bar in Europe)
  2. Double Chicken Please, New York City (best bar in North America)
  3. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City
  4. Paradiso, Barcelona
  5. Connaught Bar, London
  6. Little Red Door, Paris
  7. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
  8. Tayēr + Elementary, London
  9. Alquímico, Cartagena (best bar in South America)
  10. Himkok, Oslo
  11. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires
  12. Line, Athens
  13. BKK Social Club, Bangkok (best bar in Asia)
  14. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
  15. Maybe Sammy, Sydney (best bar in Australasia)
  16. Salmon Guru, Madrid
  17. Overstory, New York City
  18. Zest, Seoul
  19. Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar, Bangkok (new entry)
  20. Coa, Hong Kong
  21. Drink Kong, Rome
  22. Hanky Panky, Mexico City
  23. Caretaker’s Cottage, Melbourne
  24. Café La Trova, Miami
  25. Baba Au Rum, Athens
  26. Cochinchina, Buenos Aires
  27. Katana Kitten, New York City
  28. Satan’s Whiskers, London
  29. Wax On, Berlin
  30. Floreria Atlántico, Buenos Aires
  31. Röda Huset, Stockholm
  32. Sago House, Singapore (new entry)
  33. Freni E Frizioni, Rome
  34. Argo, Hong Kong
  35. A Bar with Shapes for a Name, London
  36. The SG Club, Tokyo
  37. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
  38. The Cambridge Public House, Paris
  39. Panda & Sons, Edinburgh (re-entry)
  40. Mimi Kakushi, Dubai (new entry, best bar in the Middle East and Africa)
  41. Scarfes Bar, London
  42. 1930, Milan
  43. Carnaval, Lima
  44. L’antiquario, Naples
  45. Baltra Bar, Mexico City (new entry)
  46. Locale Firenze, Florence
  47. The Clumsies, Athens
  48. Atlas, Singapore
  49. Jewel of the South, New Orleans
  50. Galaxy Bar, Dubai