Annual list for The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 to be unveiled in London


The annual list for The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 will be unveiled on Tuesday 7th December at London’s Roundhouse.

The World’s 50 Best Bars is an annual list that celebrates the best of the international drinks industry.

First published in 2009, The World’s 50 Best Bars provides an annual ranking of bars as voted for by more than 600 drinks experts from across the globe. The list represents the ultimate international guide to the world’s top bars and drinking destinations.

50 Best for Recovery is The World’s 50 Best Bars and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ charitable initiative which has provided vital support to bars and restaurants across the world in 2020, raising more than $1.29 million to ensure hospitality venues remained in business amid enforced closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 50 Best for Recovery Fund has the aim of standing with the global bar and restaurant community in uniquely difficult, uncertain and unprecedented times.

To help bar-industry professionals in their return to work and to learn new skills, The World’s 50 Best Bars also created the Recovery Hub, a content platform to gather and generate content that offers advice, information and inspiration for the sector, as well as for cocktail-loving consumers looking to play their part in sustaining and rebuilding the bar industry.

The Recovery Hub also showcases the inspirational initiatives created by bartenders around the world, as well as championing ways the bar world is giving back during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The World’s 50 Best Bars & The World’s 50 Best Restaurants have also established the World’s 50 Best Recovery CIC, a not-for-profit community interest company set up to distribute all proceeds of the Recovery Fund to bars, restaurants and non-profit organisations supporting the sector.

To date, funds have been distributed as direct grants to bars and as payments to other local non-profit organisations across the world. The World’s 50 Best Recovery CIC also made a donation of $127,000 to Social Gastronomy Movement, a global network of organisations across 38 different countries, in its Food Solidarity Fund intending to provide 1 million meals to those most in need.