(CNN) — Transfer over London. Step apart New York. There is a new cosmopolitan cocktail capital: Barcelona is house to Paradiso, the newly topped world’s finest bar.
For the primary time because the World’s 50 Greatest Bars listing was created in 2009, a bar exterior of New York or London earned the No. 1 spot on the listing.
Paradiso, from house owners Giacomo Giannotti and Margarita Sader, is a Mediterranean-style speakeasy, entered by means of the freezer door of a pastrami bar in Barcelona’s fashionable El Born district. The bar moved up from No. 3 in 2021.
“It is a massive honor to win and an enormous accountability. We’ll work exhausting to dwell as much as being one of the best and keep on with our rules. Our cocktails attempt to push creativity,” Giannotti informed 50 Greatest on Tuesday night.
“Nevertheless it comes right down to exhausting work. The extra you’re employed, the extra you uncover and the extra inventive you might be. We’ll have fun after which return to the bar to do what we do.”
The 50 Greatest winners had been introduced Tuesday night in Barcelona, the primary time the ceremony has been held exterior of London.
The colourful metropolis in Catalonia is house to a few of the highest 10 bars on the 2022 listing. Sips was the “highest climber” this 12 months, leaping from the No. 37 spot in 2021 to No. 3 this 12 months. Two Schmucks got here in at No. 7.
Three bars within the full of life metropolis of Barcelona had been on this 12 months’s high 10 on the World’s 50 Greatest Bars listing.
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4 bars in Spain made it into the highest 50 — Salmon Guru in Madrid was No. 15.
Italy additionally made a robust exhibiting in 2022’s high 50, with bars in Rome, Florence, Milan and Naples all making the listing. Newcomer L’Antiquario Napoli earned the No. 46 spot, placing the southern metropolis of Naples into the highest 50 for the primary time.
Florence additionally made its first look on the listing as did Portugal’s capital metropolis, Lisbon.
Whereas London was toppled from the highest spot, town continues to be one of many world’s premier cocktail locations. 5 London bars made the listing, together with The Connaught Bar, which dropped from its No. 1 rating for 2 consecutive years, to No. 8 in 2022.
London’s Tayēr + Elementary, which awards ceremony host Mark Sansom stated is “one of the vital authentic bars on the planet,” held onto its No. 2 spot from 2021.
Europe dominated with extra high bars than some other area.
The listing is the results of votes from 650 bartenders and bar house owners, drinks writers and cocktail consultants.
Extra massive winners
Double Hen Please gained the Highest New Entry award for its sturdy debut. Sansom, who’s content material director of The World’s 50 Greatest Bars, informed CNN Journey the bar has “an nearly Michelin-grade kitchen,” one instance of a rising emphasis on meals applications on the world’s main bars.
In Singapore, No. 33 Manhattan additionally does “severely, severely elevated bar meals,” Sansom stated.
Cartagena’s Alquímico is the Greatest Bar in South America at No.10. There are three bars in Buenos Aires on the listing in addition to one in Lima.
Dubai had three bars within the high 50, together with together with No. 38 Zuma, the Greatest Bar within the Center East and Africa winner for the third 12 months in a row.
In India, New Delhi’s Sidecar jumped 21 locations to No. 26.
The Greatest Bar in Australasia is Possibly Sammy in Sydney at No. 29.