New York has 6, but Barcelona take the top spot

A dramatic, dimly lit haunt in Barcelona has snagged the top spot for World’s Best Bar of 2022, based on a new ranking of the World’s 50 Best Bars.

The top prize this year went to Paradiso in Barcelona, ​​according to The World’s 50 Best Bars, an annual list that celebrates the best in the international beverage industry. First published in 2009, it provides an annual bar ranking voted on by 650 beverage experts from around the world.

Located in the El Born district of Barcelona, ​​the speakeasy offers imaginative cocktails and bar bites. The bar, boasts of offering “a universe of temptations” with a “surprising, almost supernatural decor, a space where one does not need to imagine, the unimaginable is real, a place of pleasure without thought “.

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This year’s edition of the World’s 50 Best Bars was unveiled Tuesday in Barcelona, ​​Catalonia, Spain, at an in-person awards ceremony.

Second place went to Tayēr + Elementary in London, for the second consecutive year and Sips, also in Barcelona, ​​took third place.

The United States topped the list with seven wins, with New York taking six spots in 2022. Florida was the only other state to make the list where Cafe La Trova in Miami clinched 21st place.

London was the second city with the most winning bars (five), followed by Mexico City with four and Barcelona with three.

Other special awards include the Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award (Little Red Door in Paris) and the Altos Bartenders Bartender Award (Colombian owner and founder of Alquímico, Jean Trinh).

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The 50 best bars in the world 2022

50. Bulgari Bar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

49. Lucy’s Florist, Stockholm, Sweden

48. Bar Benfidditch, Tokyo

47. Employees Only, New York, USA

46. ​​The Antique Shop, Naples, Italy

45. Galaxy Bar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

44. Carnival, Lima, Peru

43. HIMKOK, Oslo, Norway

42. CoChinaChina, Buenos Aires

41. Cantina OK!, Sydney, Australia

40. Red Frog, Lisbon, Portugal

39. Place Firenze, Florence

38. Zuma, Dubai, UAE

37. A bar with shapes for a name, London

36. Dante, New York, USA

35. 1930, Milan, Italy

34. Overstory, New York

33. Manhattan, Singapore

32. Baltra Bar, Mexico City

31. Line, Athens, Greece

30. Swift, London

29. Maybe Sammy, Sydney, Australia

28. Argo, Hong Kong

27. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

26. Sidecar, New Delhi, India

25. Kumiko, Chicago, USA

24. Tropic City, Bangkok, Thailand

23. Satan’s Whiskers, London

22. Attaboy, New York, USA

21. Cafe La Trova, Florida, USA

20. Baba Au Rum, Athens, Greece

19. The Awkward, Athens, Greece

18. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

17. Coa, Hong Kong

16. Drink Kong, Rome, Italy

15. Salmon Guru, Madrid, Spain

14. BKK Social Club, Bangkok, Thailand

13. Hanky ​​Panky, Mexico City

12. Jigger & Pony, Singapore

11. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City

10. Alquímico, Cartagena, Colombia

9. Kitten Katana, New York, USA

8. The Connaught Bar, London

7. Two Schmucks, Barcelona, ​​Spain

6. Double Chicken Please, New York, USA

5. The Little Red Door, Paris, France

4. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico

3. Sips, Barcelona, ​​Spain

2. Tayēr + Elementary, London

1. Paradiso, Barcelona, ​​Spain

The World’s 50 Best Bars list is owned and curated by William Reed, the group behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Natalie Neysa Alund covers trending news for USA TODAY. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @nataliealund.

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