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Heady Concoctions and Tasteful Ambiance: 50 Best Bars Across the Globe

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Where mixology meets ambiance — these top bars offer an eclectic selection of craft cocktails, fine wines, and local brews in a chic, inviting atmosphere. Whether you seek a cozy speakeasy or a lounge with fantastic views, these establishments promise memorable evenings with top-notch libations and service. Immerse yourself in a diverse, trendy, and vibrant nightlife scene, perfect for socializing or enjoying a quiet drink.


Set as though under wraps behind a refrigerator door at the Pastrami Bar, El Paradiso is an open secret in that it is so popular that it necessitates waiting in a queue to step inside. Swank and tiny, the place has created a buzz and become the talk of the town since its opening. Beautiful artwork depicting various avians will catch your eye, and artistic impressions of cocktails will have you eating out of their hands and desiring more. These include the likes of Caribbean Nights (a deconstructed version of Pina Colada with traces of cinnamon and chocolate and topped with coconut foam) and Breakfast in Kentucky (bacon, maple and bitter orange). Snack on tasty bites if you are feeling peckish. Whether you are single, with a date, or with friends, it is a great spot to swig and sip on fabulous tipples.

Carrer de Rera Palau 4, Barcelona, Spain, 08003
Tayēr + Elementary

Located off Old Street in London, Tayēr + Elementary is a great place to visit with friends and colleagues. This establishment is split into two venues, Tayēr, a classy cocktail bar using innovative ingredients and techniques, and Elementary, a contemporary industrial chic all-day bar serving drinks on tap. The specially-curated menu includes unique gourmet Asian inspired eats. In addition to a variety of cocktails, their well-stocked bar also offers other alcoholic spirits like beers, ciders, wines, and sake. This lively cocktail bar features dim lights and a cozy ambiance that will keep you coming back for more.

152 Old Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 9BW

Sips shines bright on the busy street dotted with happening and inviting bars, cafes and restaurants. This upscale bar has also made it to the list of 50 Best Bars in 2022. The pastel pink and green tones give a soothing vibe and make this bar a relaxed place to hang out during the day. The vibe completely changes at night when the lights go down. The bartenders bring their A-game crafting every drink like a masterpiece. Order The Paradiso or Two Schmucks which are an absolute favorite at this cocktail bar. So, book your table at one of Barcelona’s most happening bars in town.

Carrer de Muntaner 108, Barcelona, Spain, 08036
Licoreria Limantour

The cocktail lounge Licoreria Limantour is spread out across two floors, and each of its corners emanates a casual vibe, an appealing atmosphere, and gorgeous lighting. Due to the magnificent art décor, the room has a retro feel, and the expert mixologists and bartenders maintain the fun environment. The cocktails are produced with excellent spirits and house-made syrups, which ensures a zesty, creative mixture that you'll remember for a very long time. After an exhausting day at work, unwind at the bar or spend a sunny evening with friends enjoying some beverages on the patio.

106 Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City, Mexico, 06700
Little Red Door

Earn yourself a key to the Little Red Door like fellow patrons from the Haut Marais district. Bartending is a sublime art at this stylish bar that prides itself on premium cocktails. The evolving list includes inventive concoctions of Jamaican jerk bitters and whiskey and champagne with celery. Enjoy sipping on fine cocktails crafted beautifully and being served by warm and friendly staff. Exposed brick facades and the soft glow of candle lights all the way to the mezzanine level contribute to an intimate setting.

60 rue Charlot, Paris, France, 75003
Double Chicken Please

Double Chicken Please was started in a Volkswagen by the co-founders GN Chan and Faye Chen. Since then they have expanded into a brick and motor shop in 2020 in New York. Double Chicken Please has redefined the whole cocktail drinking experience by representing unique foods as eccentric drinks as Mango Sticky Rice recreated as a mango rum cocktail with a cold brew coconut. This unique bar is divided into a front section and a back section, both offering stark opposite experiences. The front section has a casual vibe where you can enjoy a chicken sandwich or a cocktail. On the other hand, the back section has a classy twist. Double Chicken Please has made it to the list of Top 50 Bars in 2022 and is a must-visit when in New York.

115 Allen Street, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Two Schmucks

Located in El Raval neighborhood, one of the multi ethnic places in Barcelona, Two Schmucks promises a wonderful time sipping excellent cocktails in a vibrant atmosphere. They offer an impressive list of drinks including some classic old preparations like Clean Cut Mojito to interesting new choices masterfully prepared with utmost care. The knowledgeable bartenders create unique drinks enjoyed by one and all here. Small plates of food is also available to nibble with the drinks at this place. Rated among the best bars in the world, Two Schmucks is a go-to spot to have an amazing night out in Barcelona.

Calle de Joaquín Costa 52, Barcelona, Spain, 08001
The Connaught Bar

The Connaught Bar inside the elegant Connaught Hotel oozes sophistication and is beautifully designed by David Collins. The customized silver leaf, pastel walls adorned with English Cubist and 1920s Irish artworks, and the dim light fixtures create an elegant vibe. This bar offers well-crafted cocktails, rare champagnes, liqueurs and whiskey. Take a sip of your chosen drink at the upscale bar.

16 Carlos Place, The Connaught, London, United Kingdom, W1K 2AL
Katana Kitten

Katana Kitten on Hudson Street in New York is a fantastic place to visit for anyone looking out for something new to try. The menu includes an extensive selection of Japanese meals that are influenced by American cuisine. Here you will find dishes like burgers, fries, sandwiches and more. This award-winning restaurant and bar is known for its variety of cocktails. In addition to this, they also serve other alcoholic drinks like beers, wines and sake. This lively and upscale eatery features Contemporary-style interiors.

531 Hudson Street, New York, NY, United States, 10014
Alquimico Bar

Alquimico Bar is located in Cartegana and has introduced an innovative concept that revolves around inventive cocktails, experimental liquor, and authentic home-cooked recipes, setting it apart from the rest. A part of a historic neighborhood in an old structure with baroque interiors and bright lights, Alquimico is a concept-based bar and an experience. There are three different and distinct spaces to choose from depending on the mood, with the ground level focusing on signature essences, the first level a cocktail bar, and the second level a rooftop terrace. All areas play songs curated specially by the in-house DJ with a mix of genres that promises to liven the ambiance. The place is open till pretty late, so save energy during the day for partying away the night!

34-24 Calle del Colegio, Centro histórico, Cartagena, Colombia, 130001

Hidden behind a mysterious door, Handshake, a speakeasy bar in Mexico City, is located in the heart of Zona Rosa. This highly rated cocktail bar- appealing with art deco elements and black and gold interiors, giving out an intimate space with 1920s speakeasy vibes from Hollywood movies. The bar is stocked with vintage spirits; some of the best cocktails are whipped out by the renowned bartender Eric Van Beek is a definite draw to this cool spot. The bar menu features 1930s-inspired cocktails from around the world. Experience an explosion of flavors in each sip and discover the best cocktail of a lifetime.

65 Calle Amberes, Mexico City, Mexico, 06600
Jigger & Pony

Jigger & Pony, a chic, welcoming, and easily accessible bar, pays homage to underrated vintage cocktails. This bar, which takes its name from the bartenders' measuring tool, serves up a selection of traditional drinks as well as a handful with a contemporary twist. The setting of the space is exceedingly elegant, including predominantly soft lighting, vivid furniture, and dark decor—perfect for a dinner date. Whether it is the quality of beverages, food, or service, here you will see the quality is never compromised. It is a terrific spot to visit after work, especially if you're itching for a taste of the cocktails that gave rise to their current level of popularity.

165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Amara Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, 088539
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