Four UK bars make the 2020 The World's 50 Best Bars 51-100 list

Millie Milliken

Millie Milliken

29 October 2020

The list includes bars from 29 cities across 23 countries, with the USA leading overall and the UK leading the whole of Europe

The four London bars to be listed are Scout (no.51), Scarfes Bar (no.54), Donovan Bar (no.63) and Happiness Forgets (no.78). 

The announcement comes a week before the announcement of The World's 50 Best Bars 2020. 'The evolution of the 51-100 list, which sees 26 new entries this edition, reflects the pace of progress in the global cocktail industry,' said Mark Sansom, content editor of The World's 50 Best Bars.

'Despite relentless challenges this year, these bars have emerged with inspiring resilience, with many advancing in their recovery process. As guests look to start planning their next bar experiences, we hope that this extended list will be a source of inspiration to get people talking about returning to great cocktail bars as soon as they can.

'We also hope it will become a source of optimism for bars around the world, as they continue to strive to deliver safe, secure and enjoyable hospitality experiences in the face of ever-changing restrictions.'

The USA takes the lead with seven bars making the list, including new entry Cafe La Trova, Miami (no.70), former first place The Dead Rabbit, NYC (no.71) and Chicago's Kumiko (no.82). Other highlights include Paris' Le Syndicat (no.79), Barcelon's Dr, Stravinsky (no.52), Mexico City's Hanky Panky (no.59) and Tokyo's Bar Trench (no.100).

The top 50 will be announced on 5 November 2020.

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