World’s 50 Best: Baxter Inn best bar in Australasia


The Baxter Inn, Sydney, has moved up one place in this year’s World’s 50 Best Bars, at a ceremony held in London overnight.

The Baxter Inn claimed the 7th place in the world, knocking the Black Pearl from its perch as the best bar in Australasia.

Bulletin Place improved its position on the list by seven spots, climbing to 19th on the list. There were 14 new entries to make the list this year, and some of these saw both The Everleigh (number 30) and Eau de Vie Sydney (31st) slide six places. Melbourne’s The Black Pearl came in at 37th on the list, and Sydney bar, Shady Pines Saloon came in at 48th.

Perhaps the best result for an Aussie on the list was Attaboy in New York, co-owned by ex-pat Aussie Sam Ross. Attaboy moved up a whopping 38 places this year to pick up the 4th spot on the list. Another Australian doing well was Iain Griffiths, who, along with Ryan Chetiyawardana, runs the 20th-placed White Lyan in London.


But it was The Artesian at the Langham that once again — for the third year in a row — took out the number one spot.

The World’s 50 Best Bars is published by Drinks International in the UK, and this year is based upon the votes of 334 trade professionals around the world.

Take a look at the full list below. To read more about the World’s 50 Best List, click here.

  1. Artesian, London
  2. Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, New York
  3. Nightjar, London
  4. Attaboy, New York
  5. Employees Only, New York
  6. Canon, Seattle
  7. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
  8. American Bar, London
  9. High Five, Tokyo
  10. 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore
  11. Connaught Bar, London
  12. Happiness Forgets, London
  13. Aviary, Chicago
  14. Elephant Bar, New York
  15. Nottingham Forest, Milan
  16. Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
  17. Candelaria, Paris
  18. PDT, New York
  19. Bulletin Place, Sydney
  20. White Lyan, London
  21. Buck & Breck, Berlin
  22. The Broken Shaker, Miami
  23. 69 Colebrooke Row, London
  24. Hemingway Bar, Prague
  25. Le Lion Bar de Paris, Hamburg
  26. Door 74, Amsterdam
  27. 3 Dots & a Dash, Chicago
  28. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome
  29. Chainaya, Moscow
  30. The Everleigh, Melbourne
  31. Eau de Vie, Sydney
  32. Bramble, Edinburgh
  33. Trick Dog, San Francisco
  34. Dry Martini, Barcelona
  35. Clover Club, New York
  36. Drink, Boston
  37. Black Pearl, Melbourne
  38. Schumann’s, Munich
  39. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires
  40. Star Bar Ginza, Tokyo
  41. Delicatessen, Moscow
  42. Quinary, Hong Kong
  43. Cure, New Orleans
  44. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam
  45. Maison Premiere, New York
  46. La Capilla, Mexico
  47. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City
  48. Shady Pines Saloon, Sydney
  49. Callooh Callay, London
  50. Williams & Graham, Denver




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