(CNN) – Being named the best bar in the world by 2020 is like being declared the most qualified bachelor in the world when you are stranded on a deserted island.
It may take some time before you can reap the benefits.
The UK started a four-week lockout on November 5 and the Connaught Bar – which reopened in mid-September – had to close again.
This year’s awards are also slightly different.
Last November, the ceremony was a standout event at London’s Roundhouse, where industry insiders and journalists set their sights on a night of chat, hugs, cocktails and street snacks.
This year, the under-the-belt dress code is a waste, as the awards are transferred to a social space we all spent so much time on: Zoom in.
The Connaught Bar: Mayfair specializes in luxury.
Despite these lengths of effort, The Connaught’s master mixer, Agostino Perrone and his team are delighted with their victory. “That’s the achievement we are looking for,” Perrone said.
The 5-star Connaught Hotel has been a Mayfair institution since it opened as Prince of Saxe Coburg Hotel in 1815 and the 1920s-style luxury bar also has an impressive lineage. .
It has been fixed in the top 10 of the Best Bars list for the past 11 years, but this is the first time it has entered the coveted top spot.
Quality and consistency are key to the team’s success, said Assistant Director Maura Milia. It’s never been more tangible sipping one of the bar’s iconic martinis – thankfully still available as a take-away service.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the hotel industry worldwide.
Senior harmony expert Giorgio Bargiani thanks Hotel Connaught’s support and explains how this year’s team spent as much time as possible connecting with customers, colleagues, and industry at large through social media .
Perrone, meanwhile, is hopeful next year when the bar is allowed to reopen. Accreditation is always a source of energy, creativity, he said.
This cocktail, served at the Kwant Bar in London, is called Heads and Tails.
Kwant was polite
It opened in June 2019, so it’s fair to say it’s the first year and a half full of extraordinary events. “I really, really hope this is a unique moment and we’ll look back and say,” Well, it’s 2020, “said Lorincz.
Dante Bar in New York, number one last year, comes in second this year. Conventional subway tiled inns are located in Greenwich Village and, unlike the London winners, are open for business.
However, owner Linden Pride explains, everything goes well while the weather is warm and they can use their sidewalk table. Now that winter is approaching, they are “restricted to 25% inside, meaning 18 people at once.”
The World’s 50 Best Bar Academy comprised of 540 bar professionals from around the world, with a 50/50 gender divide.
The review period ran from January 2019 to March 2020 – so only slightly limited due to the pandemic – and the votes were taken in July.
Dante, in New York City, has been named the Best Bar in North America.
While the top spot was a usual controversy between New York and London, there is a record for appearing in the list of 50 Best from Asia, with four Singapore spots in the top 15.
Singapore’s Atlas is named Asia’s Best Bar, while Hong Kong’s Coa – in 8th place – is Tokyo’s tallest climber and whiskey and cigar pub, The SG Club, in place. 10th, is the best located bar in Japan.
Athens’ The Clumsies has long been a mainstay on the list, but this year it had its highest-ever ranking, rising to No. 3.
London’s Tayer-Elementary, on the Old Town in the east of the city, is the Highest new Facility, which owner Alex Kretana describes as “a good positive for our team and for ourselves.”
Buenos Aires ‘Floreria Atlantico, in seventh place, has two reasons to celebrate – it was named the Best Bar in South America and Renato Giovannoni also won the Bartender Award’.
Perhaps Sammy, in Sydney, in 11th place, jumped to the list from 43 in 2019 and also won the Hotel Art Award.
And finally, Cartagena’s Alquimico won the Sustainable Bar Award and Dubai’s Galaxy Bar was named One to Watch of 2020.
For next year’s 50 Best Bar award, says William Drew, content director at 50 Best, “It’s a really wait-and-see situation.
“We are looking at a lot of options, because we think the 50 Best has an important role to play in driving the hospitality industry in very difficult times. The exact way we do is is to continue. develop.”
The Clumsies in Athens are the third best bar in the world.
Courtesy World’s 50 best bars
The best bars in the world 2020