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Two Australian bars named in top 50 list (and they’re both in Sydney)

The World’s 50 Best Bars have been announced in Barcelona, ​​with two Australian bars included in the prestigious list voted by a global academy of bartenders, critics and other industry insiders.

Maybe Sammy in The Rocks, Sydney, was named best bar in Australasia (as it has every year since opening), coming in at number 29, with judges praising its “golden age cocktails and ratpack vibes, with a unique sense of fun.”

Coming in at number 41 is Sydney’s Canteen OK!, set in a site that was once a single car garage. Co-owners Alex Dowd and Jeremy Blackmore’s labor of mezcal love is a shipping container-sized bar hunkered off Clarence Street in the city. There’s room for just 20 standing punters who sip on agave-based spirits from all around Mexico.

No Melbourne bars made the list. Last week tiny but mighty Melbourne bar Caretaker’s Cottage and hyper-sustainable Sydney bar Re were named at number 60 and number 87 respectively in the World’s 50 Best Bars top 100 longlist.

The number one spot was awarded to Barcelona bar, Paradiso, with judges praising the team’s creativity as well as their sustainability.

Tiny mezcal bar Cantina OK! is the 41st best bar in the world. Photo: Nikki To

Barcelona was also the first city outside of London to host the ceremony. It is sure to be some party.

Maybe Sammy, 115 Harrington St, The Rocks

Canteen OK! Council Place, Sydney

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022

Cantina OK!, a tiny mezcal bar, in Sydney.

Cantina OK!, a tiny mezcal bar, in Sydney. Photo: Nikki To

  1. Paradise, Barcelona
  2. Tayer + Elementary, London
  3. Yeps, Barcelona
  4. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City
  5. Little Red Door, Paris
  6. Double Chicken Please, New York
  7. Two Schmucks, Barcelona
  8. Connaught Bar, London
  9. Katana Kitten, New York
  10. Alchemical, Cartagena
  11. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City
  12. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
  13. Hanky ​​Panky, Mexico City
  14. BKK Social Club, Bangkok
  15. Salmon Guru, Madrid
  16. Drink Kong, Rome
  17. Coah, Hong Kong
  18. Florist Atlantico, Buenos Aires
  19. The Clumsies, Athens
  20. Baba au Rum, Athens
  21. Cafe La Trova, Miami
  22. Attaboy, New York
  23. Satan’s Whiskers, London
  24. Tropic City, Bangkok
  25. Kumiko, Chicago
  26. Sidecar, New Delhi
  27. Three Monkeys, Buenos Aires
  28. Argo, Hong Kong
  29. Maybe Sammy, Sydney
  30. Swift, London
  31. Line, Athens
  32. Baltra Bar, Mexico City
  33. Manhattan, Singapore
  34. Overstory, New York
  35. 1930, Milan
  36. Dante, New York
  37. A Bar with Shapes for a Name, London
  38. Zuma, Dubai
  39. Local Firenze, Florence
  40. Red Frog, Lisbon
  41. OK! Canteen, Sydney
  42. CoChinChina, Buenos Aires
  43. Himkok, Oslo
  44. Carnival, Lima
  45. Galaxy Bar, Dubai
  46. L’Antiquario, Naples
  47. Employees Only, New York
  48. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
  49. Lucy’s Flower Shop, Stockholm
  50. Bulgari Bar, Dubai



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