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American Bar, located in London at the Savoy Hotel, has scooped the top prize at the World’s 50 Best Bars awards.
The London bar, which was first opened 128 years ago and is the capital’s longest surviving drinking establishment, was named best in the world, taking the title from the Dead Rabbit in New York.
Famed for creating the Hanky Panky cocktail – which includes gin and Italian Vermouth and costs £120 – the bar has welcomed the likes of Mark Twain, the Prince of Wales, Prince Wilhelm of Sweden, and Sir Charles Hawtrey in the past.
In total, there were four drinking holes from the capital named in the top ten, including the Dandelyan and the Connaught Bar, which were named in second and fourth respectively.
The top 50 list features bars from 24 cities and 12 countries including Spain, France, Italy, Holland, China, Singapore and Australia.
More than 500 drinks experts cast their vote to name the best bars in the world for the awards, which are now in their ninth year.
Despite London boasting four of the top 10, the US has 13 bars in the top 50, with seven from New York, including The NoMad, which finished in third overall.
There was also strong representation from Asia, who are now responsible for 12 places in the esteemed list, with Manhattan in Singapore named as the seventh best bar in the world.
Asia was also home to the highest new entry into the list, with Atlas, in Singapore, finishing in 15th place.
Latin America continues to grow as a popular drinking destination, as the Florería Atlántico in Buenos Aires, took the award for the biggest climber, moving up 26 spots to number 23 overall.
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Date Created: 10/10/2017