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

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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 400 international industry experts.

The 2015 winners include bars from 27 cities in 19 countries.

“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 fourth year in a row, London’s Artesian has been named “world’s best bar.”

In fact, the UK capital has nine bars on the list, more than any other city. These include Happiness Forgets and The American Bar at The Savoy, which join Artesian in the top 10.

Across the Atlantic, bars from New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami and Seattle are all present.

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.

Latin America saw two make the list, with Mexico’s Licoreria Limantour finishing 20th, and a one to watch from last year – La Factoria in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico – appearing in 45th place.

Here’s the full list of the 2015 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

4. Employees Only, New York

15. Canon, Seattle

18. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong

8. American Bar, London

9. High Five, Tokyo

10. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore

11. Connaught Bar, London

20. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City

29. Aviary, Chicago

14. Elephant Bar, NoMad Hotel, New York

46. Nottingham Forest, Milan, Italy

49. Little Red Door, Paris

17. Candelaria, Paris

18. PDT, New York

19. Bulletin Place, Sydney

20. White Lyan, London

21. Buck & Breck, Berlin

22. Broken Shaker, Miami

23. 69 Colebrooke Row, London

24. Hemingway Bar, Prague, Czech Republic

25. Le Lion Bar de Paris, Hamburg, Germany

26. Door 74, Amsterdam, Netherlands

27. Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago

28. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome

29. Chainaya. Tea & Cocktails, Moscow

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


50. Dandelyan, London

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