Monica Berg has topped Drinks International’s Bar World 100 in association with Perrier, which celebrates the most influential bar industry figures globally.

The owner of Tayēr + Elementary in London is joined by 18 other UK industry figures, underlining the UK’s position as a hub of bar world influence.

Bar World 100, the digital magazine of which is available to read here, is voted for by more than 100 worldwide industry commentators – drinks media, consultants, bar operators, brand representatives and event organisers – based in more than 60 cities around the world.

Joining Berg is fellow Londoner Remy Savage, owner of A Bar with Shapes for a Name, and Bar Nouveau in Paris, who finishes in sixth, while owner of Panda & Sons, Nauticus and Hoot The Redeemer in Edinburgh Iain McPherson is in tenth.

The list featured many other of the UK bar industry’s highest profile bar owners and operators: Tayēr + Elementary’s Alex Kratena (13th), Connaught Bar’s Ago Perrone (18th), Lyaness’ Ryan Chetiyawardana (21st), Kwant’s Erik Lorincz (51st), The Dark Horse’s Angus Winchester (95th) and Schofield’s Joe Schofield (98th).

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A number of the Class Bar Awards’ Outstanding Contribution winners featured: global rum ambassador Ian Burrell (25th), Duke’s Bar’s Alessandro Palazzi (70th) and historian-distiller Jared Brown (64), while consultant-activists Chockie Tom (35th) and Anna Sebastian (81st) were also present.

Traditionally a hub of drinks journalism, UK writers also made their mark, with Sandrae Lawrence of The Cocktail Lovers (12th), Becky Paskin of OurWhisky (40th), freelancer Dave Broom (74th), Class' Hamish Smith (99th) and The World's 50 Best Bars' Mark Sansom (100th) voted into the list this year.