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London’s Connaught Bar Sits On Top Of The World

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No one ever remembers the runner-up, do they? This is the way of the world, which is why everyone fights to stand out from a crowd and get ahead. London’s Connaught Bar is the name you should remember today, as it has just been crowned the best bar in 2020 – at least on this planet.

Sure, New York’s superb Dante took home the second place and was also named The Best Bar in North America, but that’s beside the point – as it has just been proven above. This year has been a tough one for bars and those of you looking forward to party and sipping on the next exclusive and delicious drink.

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But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t remember or honor the venues that really deserve it. Moreover, if a bar has managed to shine during these troubled times, you should really mark it down as incredible. The World’s 50 Best Bars have been announced in London, in a virtual awards ceremony this time – don’t act so surprised.

We won’t be focusing on each and every name on that list, although it would be one hell of a challenge to visit each of those bars before you die; instead, we will talk a little bit more about Britain’s own Connaught Bar.

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Named both The World’s Best Bar and The Best Bar in Europe, the chic 1920s-style bar can be found within the storied five-star Connaught Hotel. The Connaught Bar is known for its signature Martinis, which have been enjoyed as a takeaway tipple during quarantine – Mr. Bond would be proud.

We should mention, however, that the third place on this list has been awarded to The Clumsies in Athens, Greece – a location made popular by its Aegean Negroni infused with native aromatics.

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The annual World’s 50 Best Bars list is organized by William Reed Business Media, a company that’s also responsible for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list – that seems like a good match, don’t you think?

The awards are voted on by over 540 industry experts, such as bartenders, consultants, drinks writers, and cocktail specialists – you should be very lucky to cast your vote for this list.

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In this year’s rankings, you will find bars from 23 countries, with 11 new entries – that’s always good news.

The European continent managed to take a total of 21 spots, of which London bars accounted for eight – you know where I’m going for a drink, next.

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