The UK is the second largest contributor to The World’s 50 Best Bars 51-100 list, upping its membership from four to five bars for 2021.
The secondary list, published today by organiser William Reed in the run up to the World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony on Tuesday 7 December, sees bars from 34 cities across 26 countries and features 28 different venues to the 2020 edition.
Ryan Chetiyawardana’s Lyaness, which in its former guise as Dandelyan was named the World’s Best Bar, and Mia Johansson and Bobby Hiddleston’s Swift both drop down from the main list to no.55 and no.57 respectively.
Satan’s Whiskers in Bethnal Green made the under list for the fourth time (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021) – this year coming in at No.73.
Remy Savage and Paul Lougrat’s A Bar with Shapes for a Name debuts at No.77; while Side Hustle at Nomad London – helmed by Davide Segat and Pietro Collina - is at No.80.
The UK was second to only the US (7) in terms of countries with the most bars in the 51-100 list, and leads Europe, which as a region contributed more than any other with 20 bars from 10 countries.
Meanwhile, it is the first time an African bar from outside of South Africa has featured on any World’s 50 Best Bars list - Hero Bar from Nairobi ranked at no. 70.
The 51-100 list is characterised by rising stars of the bar industry that often go on to ascend to the main list the following year, but also gives us some clues as to the make up of the top 50 unveiled next week.
Alongside Lyaness and Swift, those from the 2020 top 50 list that will not be present this year are: Bar Trigona from Kuala Lumpur (52), Alquímico from Cartagena (53), Employees Only from New York (60), Himkok from Oslo (79), Buck & Breck from Berlin (83) and Carnaval in Lima (88).
Up until this year, Employees Only was the only bar that had featured in every list since The World’s 50 Best Bars was founded in 2009.
Mark Sansom, content editor for The World’s 50 Best Bars, said “The extended 51-100 list of The World’s 50 Best Bars sees a record number of 28 new entries from 26 countries in 2021, which reflects how brilliant bar scenes are diversifying and expanding across the world.
“The bars announced today have continued with inspiring resilience to overcome the challenges that they have been faced with in recent months and this extended list will shine a wider spotlight than ever before. As over half the list are new entries, we hope it will continue to be an inspiration to emerging bars around the world.”
The 51-100 list in full
51 Locale Firenze Florence Italy
52 Bar Trigona Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
53 Alquímico Cartagena Colombia
54 Double Chicken Please New York USA
55 Lyaness London UK
56 Byrdi Melbourne Australia
57 Swift London UK
58 Bulgari Bar Dubai Dubai UAE
59 Penicillin Hong Kong China
60 Employees Only New York USA
61 Kumiko Chicago USA
62 Tropic City Bangkok Thailand
63 Sago House Singapore Singapore
64 The Court Rome Italy
65 Tesouro by Firefly Goa India
66 Thunderbolt Los Angeles USA
67 Red Frog Lisbon Portugal
68 Dead End Paradise Beirut Lebanon
69 Danico Paris France
70 Hero Bar Nairobi Kenya
71 28 HongKong Street Singapore Singapore
72 Argo Hong Kong China
73 Satan's Whiskers London UK
74 Barro Negro Athens Greece
75 Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen Cape Town South Africa
76 The Bellwood Tokyo Japan
77 A Bar with Shapes for a Name London UK
78 A Bar Called Gemma Stockholm Sweden
79 Himkok Oslo Norway
80 Side Hustle London UK
81 Barbary Coast Singapore Singapore
82 L'Antiquario Naples Italy
83 Buck & Breck Berlin Germany
84 1862 Dry Bar Madrid Spain
85 Cera & Bruno Vanzan Milan Italy
86 Art of Duplicity Cape Town South Africa
87 Tan Tan Noodle Bar São Paulo Brazil
88 Carnaval Lima Peru
89 Sweet Liberty Miami USA
90 BKK Social Club Bangkok Thailand
91 AHA Saloon Taipei Taiwan
92 The Cambridge Public House Paris France
93 Flying Dutchmen Cocktails Amsterdam Netherlands
94 Hope & Sesame Guangzhou China
95 Hoots' New Delhi India
96 Fréquence Paris France
97 Tales & Spirits Amsterdam Netherlands
98 Savas Bar Madrid Spain
99 Death & Co Los Angeles USA
100 Leyenda New York USA