The American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London has been named the best bar in the world

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The American Bar at the Savoy is officially the world's best bar (Source: Amercan Bar at The Savoy)

A bar at one of London's iconic hotels has been named the best in the world.

The American Bar at the Savoy Hotel was named the best bar in the world at an awards ceremony this evening held by The World's 50 Best Bars, an annual guide to the top watering holes on the globe.

It is the first time the Savoy's bar has won the accolade, taking the title off last year's winner The Dead Rabbit in New York, which is now number five on the list.

A London venue also claimed second place, as Dandelyan at the Mondrian was given runner-up status. The Connaught Bar in Mayfair made it into fourth billing, while Soho’s tiny coffee concept Bar Termini rose dramatically into the top 10 after making its first appearance last year.

Dandelyan at the Mondrian on the Southbank was named the second best bar (Source: Dandelyan)

London has retained its crown as the cocktail capital of the world, with eight bars in the top 50, four of them making it into the top 10.

New York also featured heavily in the top 50, but a growing cocktail culture in Asia saw bars from Singapore and Shanghai also make it into the list of the very best.

The top 10 bars in the world

Rank Bar City Country
1 American Bar, The Savoy Hotel London UK
2 Dandelyan, Mondrian London London UK
3 The NoMad, NoMad Hotel New York USA
4 Connaught Bar, The Connaught London UK
5 The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog New York USA
6 The Clumsies Athens Greece
7 Manhattan Singapore Singapore
8 Attaboy New York USA
9 Bar Termini London UK
10 Speak Low Shanghai China

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