World's 50 best bars in 2014

Behold the best bar in the world for 2014 -- The Artesian in London.

Story highlights

  • Every year, Drinks International calls on experts to compile its world's 50 best bars list
  • This year's list includes bars from 27 cities in 14 countries with 14 new entries
  • London kept the top spot with Artesian named "World's Best Bar" for the third consecutive year

(CNN)Sure, it's a great feeling when you randomly stumble on a fantastic new bar while you're out exploring a city.

But when you're there for only a few days, you sometimes want a guarantee that you're going to be getting a well-made drink in a venue with character and style.
That's where this 2014 list of the world's 50 best bars comes in.
    Announced by Drinks International magazine during a recent ceremony in London, the list is based on the votes of more than 330 international industry experts.
    The 2014 winners include bars from 27 cities in 14 countries, with 14 new entries.
    "Overall, Europe appears to be the international epicenter for good drinking as it led the regions' ranking with 21 of its bars included within the 50 best list," says Drinks International in a release.
    For the third year in a row, London's Artesian has been named "world's best bar."
    In fact, the UK capital has eight bars on the list, more than any other city. These include Nightjar and The American Bar at The Savoy, which join Artesian in the top 10.
    Across the Atlantic, Drinks International says the United States saw the strongest growth, with 16 bars included on the final 2014 list.
    Four of the top 10 listed bars are based in New York and Seattle.
    Australia, meanwhile, has six bars included -- all based in Melbourne and Sydney.
    Four Asia bars made the list -- with venues from Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. The highest is Tokyo bar High Five, voted the ninth best bar in the world.
    Finally, Latin America saw three make the list, with two Mexican bars -- Mexico City's La Capilla and newcomer Licoreria Limantour -- joining Floreira Atlantico in Buenos Aires.
    Here's the full list of the 2014 world's 50 best bars. For more details on the top 20, check out the gallery above.
    1. The Artesian, London
    2. Dead Rabbit, New York
    3. Nightjar, London
    4. Attaboy, New York
    5. Employees Only, New York
    6. Canon, Seattle
    7. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
    8. American Bar, London
    9. High Five, Tokyo
    10. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
    11. Connaught Bar, London
    12. Happiness Forgets, London
    13. Aviary, Chicago
    15. Nottingham Forest, Milan, Italy
    16. Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
    17. Candelaria, Paris
    18. PDT, New York
    19. Bulletin Place, Sydney
    20. White Lyan, London
    21. Buck & Breck, Berlin
    22. Broken Shaker, Miami
    24. Hemingway Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
    25. Le Lion Bar de Paris, Hamburg, Germany
    26. Door 74, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    30. The Everleigh, Melbourne
    31. Eau de Vie, Sydney
    32. Bramble, Edinburgh, Scotland
    33. Trick Dog, San Francisco
    34. Dry Martini, Barcelona, Spain
    35. Clover Club, New York
    36. Drink, Boston
    37. Black Pearl, Melbourne
    38. Schumann's, Munich, Germany
    39. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires
    40. Star Bar Ginza, Tokyo
    41. Delicatessen, Moscow
    42. Quinary, Hong Kong
    43. Cure, New Orleans
    44. Tales and Spirits, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    45. Maison Premiere, New York
    46. La Capilla, Mexico City
    47. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City
    48. Shady Pines, Sydney
    49. Callooh Callay, London
    50. Williams and Graham, Denver
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