Artesian Cocktail

Top 50 bars in the world

A panel of the cocktail experts has named London hotspot The Artesian the best bar in the world.

Helmed by master mixologist Alex Kratena, guests at the Langham London hotel bar sip on drinks that involve all the senses, be it with opium incense, smoke, mirrors and eucalyptus-scented inflatable pillows.

Here’s the list of the World’s 50 Best Bars 2013, as voted by 277 industry experts across the planet.

1. Artesian (London)

2. The Nightjar (London)

3. High Five Tokyo (Tokyo)

4. The Connaught (London)

5. The Dead Rabbit (NYC)

6. Happiness Forgets (London)

7. The Black Pearl (Melbourne)

8. The Baxter Inn (Sydney)

9. Taqueria Candelaria (Paris)

10. 28 Hong Kong Street (Singapore)

11. Callooh Callay (London)

12. Employees Only (NYC)

13. PDT (NYC)

14. Dry Martini (Barcelona)

15. Door 74 (Amsterdam)

16. Le Lion Bar (Hamburg)

17. Buck & Breck (Berlin)

18. The Parlour (Frankfurt)

19. The Jerry Thomas Project (Rome)

20. The American Bar (London)

21. Death & CO. (NYC)

22. Ruby (Copenhagen)

23. Schumanns Bar (Munich)

24. The Everleigh Bar (Melbourne)

25. Eau De Vie Bar (Sydney)

26. Bulletin Place (Sydney)

27. 69 Colebrooke Row (London)

28. Chainaya Tea & Cocktails (Moscow)

29. Mutis (Barcelona)

30. Smugglers Cove (San Francisco)

31. Clover Club (NYC)

32. Bramble Bar (Edinburgh, Scotland)

33. Le Forum (Paris)

34. Zetter Townhouse (London)

35. Floreria Atlantico (Buenos Aires)

36. Lebensstern (Berlin)

37. La Capilla (Mexico)

38. Quinary (Hong Kong)

39. Little Red Door (Paris)

40. Bar Le Coq (Paris)

41. Shady Pines (Darlinghurst, Australia)

42. Attaboy (NYC)

43. Sherry Butt (Paris)

44. Pouring Ribbons (NYC)

45. Tippling Club (Singapore)

46. Drink Boston (Boston)

47. Tommy’s (San Francisco)

48. Baba Au Rum (Athens)

49. Nottingham Forest (Milan)

50. Delicatessen (Moscow)

Regional winners

Best bar in the UK: The Artesian, London

Best bar in the Asia: High Five, Tokyo

Best bar in the US: The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, New York

Best bar in Australasia: Black Pearl, Melbourne

Best bar in Europe: Candelaria, Paris

Best bar in Latin America and the Caribbean: Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires

Best bar in Africa and the Middle East: Zuma, Dubai