The World’s 50 Best Bars: Three Sydney bars make the list!

Australasia’s Best Bar 2020 & position 11, Maybe Sammy

In news just in from The World’s 50 Best Bars, three Australian bars have made the list this year with Maybe Sammy coming in at number 11; an amazing achievement for the bar the was also awarded the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award this year and The Best Bar in Australasia 2020.

The accolade has seen Maybe Sammy rise 32 places from No. 43 on last year’s list when it was also named Best Bar in Australasia by the acclaimed awarding body. It joins a number of esteemed recognitions received by the bar since opening in January 2019.

“Last year our entry into The World’s 50 Best came out of nowhere and we were shocked.” Says Maybe Sammy co-founder, Martin Hudak. “This time we knew that if we wanted to maintain the recognition, we had to push our standards even higher and keep the focus on what we do best. We are grateful and thankful for this achievement and we want to say thank you to the judges who voted for us. We also want to thank our incredible team and guests, as without them none of this would be possible.”



The little bar that could! Cantina OK!

In 2019, only one Australian bar made the list but this year two more bars also achieved this amazing honour. In position number 28 is the tiny bar that proves size doesn’t matter – Cantina OK! also in Sydney. Congrats to Jeremy Blackwood, Alex Dowd and of course, Alex Gilmour.

Multi-award winning cocktail bar, Bulletin Place

And finally, the stalwart of the Aussie small bar scene and a cocktailing haven that has been home to many award-winning bartenders, Bulletin Place, also in Sydney has taken out the 39th position, just after Employees Only in New York City. Congratulations to Tim Philips, Evan Stroeve and the team at Bulletin Place.

Connaught Bar London

London’s renowned Connaught Bar in the opulent Connaught Hotel  took out top honours on the heels of a month-long England lockdown. The Mayfair bar has swapped places with last year’s winner, New York’s Dante, which has moved to position number two on the list.

For the full rundown, check out World’s 50 Best Bars. Here is the list:


1. Connaught Bar, London

2. Dante, New York

3. The Clumsies, Athens

4. Atlas, Singapore

5. Tayer + Elementary, London

6. Kwant, London

7. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires

8. Coa, Hong Kong

9. Jigger & Pony, Singapore

10. The SG Club, Tokyo

11. Maybe Sammy, Sydney

12. Attaboy, New York

13. NoMad Bar, New York

14. Manhattan, Singapore

15. The Old Man, Hong Kong

16. Katana Kitten, New York

17. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City

18. Native, Singapore

19. Paradisco, Barcelona

20. American Bar, London

21. Carnaval, Lima

22. Salmon Guru, Madrid

23. Zuma, Dubai

24. Little Red Door, Paris

25. 1930, Milan

26. Two Schmucks, Barcelona

27. El Copitas, St Petersburg

28. Cantina OK!, Sydney

29. Lyaness, London

30. Himkok, Oslo

31. Baba au Rum, Athens

32. Panda & Sons, Edinburgh

33. Swift, London

34. Three Sheets, London

35. The Bamboo Bar, Bangkok

36. Tjoget, Stockholm

37. Buck & Breck, Berlin

38. Employees Only, New York

39. Bulletin Place, Sydney

40. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo

41. Artesian, London

42. Sober Company, Shanghai

43. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei

44. Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur

45. Drink Kong, Rome

46. Room by Le Kief, Taipei

47. Alquimico, Cartagena

48. High Five, Tokyo

49. Charles H, Seoul

50. Presidente, Buenos Aires