The World’s Best Bar Is in Barcelona And It Sure Is Paradiso

Nov 2, 2022, 15:26 IST

World's Best Bars - Paradiso, Barcelona

Image: @paradiso_barcelona


A bar in Barcelona has been crowned the best in the world and there’s a happy surprise on the list too

Every year, the annual World’s 50 Best Bars predominantly features two cities – New York and London. This year, the awards ceremony was held in Barcelona, Spain, for the first time outside London, and, interestingly, a bar in the city has bagged the coveted top spot.

(main image), a speakeasy-style bar that is always on a Barcelona itinerary especially if you want to get under the skin of the city, has won the number one spot in the World’s 50 Best Bars list. 

Mark Sansom, content director of World’s 50 Best Bars, is said to have said in a statement, “The fact that this is the first time we have crowned a bar outside New York or London as the World’s Best Bar is a testament to the huge achievements of Giacomo, Margarita, and their team… Since being named One To Watch in 2017 a year after opening, Paradiso has been a firm fixture on the 50 Best list, enhancing its ranking year after year.”

World's Best Bars - Sips, Barcelona
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On a high, Barcelona is also proud to host Sips (above), the bar at number three, which has moved up 34 places since 2021, and the number seven bar, Two Schmucks, which has climbed four places. 

New York
has the most bars on the list overall with six.


World's Best Bars - Sidecar, New Delhi
Image: Instagram/@sidecarindia 

And now for the happy surprise: Sidecar (above) in New Delhi is on the list at #26. Sited in Greater Kailash, this establishment from bar legend Yangdup Lama and business partner Minakshi Singh is an all-day venue that positions itself as a “friendly neighbourhood bar” in the heart of the capital.  It is known for its signature cocktails, its odes to classic cocktails, and iterations of its namesake Sidecar cocktail,  as well as a great food menu to go with the high spirits.

Just so you know, here are the 50 Best Bars 2022 winners

  1. Paradiso, Barcelona
  2. Tayer + Elementary, London
  3. Sips, Barcelona
  4. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
  5. Little Red Door, Paris
  6. Double Chicken Please, New York
  7. Two Schmucks, Barcelona
  8. The Connaught Bar, London
  9. Katana Kitten, New York
  10. Alquímico, Cartegena
  11. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City
  12. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
  13. Hanky-Panky, Mexico City
  14. Bangkok Social Club, Bangkok
  15. Salmon Guru, Madrid
  16. Drink Kong, Rome
  17. Coa, Hong Kong
  18. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires
  19. The Clumsies, Athens
  20. Baba au Rum, Athens
  21. Cafe La Trova, Miami
  22. Attaboy, New York
  23. Satan’s Whiskers, London
  24. Tropic City, Bangkok
  25. Kumiko, Chicago
  26. Sidecar, New Delhi
  27. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires
  28. Argo, Hong Kong
  29. Maybe Sammy, Sydney
  30. Swift, London
  31. Line, Athens
  32. Baltra Bar, Mexico City
  33. Manhattan, Singapore
  34. Overstory, New York
  35. 1930, Milan
  36. Dante, New York
  37. A Bar with Shapes for a Name, London
  38. Zuma, Dubai
  39. Locale Firenze, Florence
  40. Red Frog, Lisbon
  41. Cantina OK!, Sydney
  42. CoChinChina, Buenos Aires
  43. Himkok, Oslo
  44. Carnaval, Lima
  45. Galaxy Bar, Dubai
  46. L’Antiquario, Naples
  47. Employees Only, New York
  48. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
  49. Lucy’s Flower Shop, Stockholm
  50. Bulgari Bar, Dubai

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