8. Happiness Forgets, London
In a basement located in Hoxton Square, Happiness Forgets is your typical bar. Almost five years ago, there’s something about a bar that’s gentle on the wallet yet serving skilful drinks in a great ambience. If you are looking for something off-beat, this bar is your go-to.
7. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
Unlike most other cocktail bars, food at 28 Hongkong Street is actually pretty damn good. The very carefully curated menu of drinks is created by the barman and general manager Michael Callahan. But before you think otherwise, we’ll have you know that his drinks are mighty fine, with sassy names like Whore’s Bath.
6. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
The speakeasy located in Sydney’s CBD is notoriously hard to find. Baxter’s has been a favourite of Sydneysiders since it opened in 2011, with its bearded bartenders and extensive whisky library.
5. American Bar, London
The American Bar at The Savoy is the longest surviving of these bars and one of the most iconic cocktail bars in the world. Following The Savoy’s restoration, the American Bar appointed its eleventh head bartender, Erik Lorincz. A world-renowned bartender himself, Erik was officially recognised as such in 2011 when he was awarded Best International Bartender at Tales of The Cocktail.
4. Employees Only, New York
Over the 10 years the bar has thrived as an industry hang, date spot and spontaneous dance party. And indeed, that has worked well for them, winning them all sorts of awards throughout the industry, including the coveted “Best Bar in the World” trophy from Tales of the Cocktail in 2011.
3. Nightjar, London
As a destination for discerning drinkers to meet, linger and relax, The Nightjar entices with quality cocktails, attentive personal service and a vibrant and varied live music programme, and late music nights on the decks. It is seating only at Nightjar, so make a booking and soak up the magical atmosphere of this jazz and cocktail heaven.
2. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, New York
Owned by Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon, The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog serves up luxury cocktails and Irish breakfasts. Opened in 2013, the three-storey pub in in New York’s Financial District is a fusion of history from Lower Manhattan and Irish heritage.
1. The Artesian, London
A stylish space by the late David Collins, The Artesian is a space compact without being cramped, decorated in a smart, loosely oriental style. There are two menus – a classic cocktail list and a livelier one, arranged by colours in a rotating wheel, like pages torn from a toddler’s book.
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