(CNN) — Transfer over London. Step apart New York. There is a new cosmopolitan cocktail capital: Barcelona is house to Paradiso, the newly topped global’s perfect bar.
For the primary time for the reason that Global’s 50 Very best Bars record was once created in 2009, a bar out of doors of New York or London earned the No. 1 spot at the record.
Paradiso, from homeowners Giacomo Giannotti and Margarita Sader, is a Mediterranean-style speakeasy, entered throughout 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 large honor to win and a large duty. We will be able to paintings arduous to are living as much as being the most efficient and keep on with our ideas. Our cocktails attempt to push creativity,” Giannotti informed 50 Very best on Tuesday night time.
“Nevertheless it comes all the way down to arduous paintings. The extra you’re employed, the extra you find and the extra ingenious you’ll be. We will be able to have a good time after which return to the bar to do what we do.”
The 50 Very best winners had been introduced Tuesday night time in Barcelona, the primary time the rite has been held out of doors of London.
The colourful town in Catalonia is house to 3 of the highest 10 bars at the 2022 record. Sips was once the “absolute best 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.
3 bars within the full of life town of Barcelona had been on this 12 months’s best 10 at the Global’s 50 Very best Bars record.
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4 bars in Spain made it into the highest 50 — Salmon Guru in Madrid was once No. 15.
Italy additionally made a robust appearing in 2022’s best 50, with bars in Rome, Florence, Milan and Naples all making the record. Newcomer L’Antiquario Napoli earned the No. 46 spot, placing the southern town of Naples into the highest 50 for the primary time.
Florence additionally made its first look at the record as did Portugal’s capital town, Lisbon.
Whilst London was once toppled from the highest spot, town continues to be one of the most global’s premier cocktail locations. 5 London bars made the record, together with The Connaught Bar, which dropped from its No. 1 rating for 2 consecutive years, to No. 8 in 2022.
London’s Tayēr + Fundamental, which awards rite host Mark Sansom mentioned is “probably the most authentic bars on the earth,” held onto its No. 2 spot from 2021.
Europe ruled with extra best bars than another area.
The record is the results of votes from 650 bartenders and bar homeowners, beverages writers and cocktail professionals.
Extra large winners
Double Rooster Please received the Easiest New Access award for its sturdy debut. Sansom, who’s content material director of The Global’s 50 Very best Bars, informed CNN Go back and forth the bar has “a virtually Michelin-grade kitchen,” one instance of a rising emphasis on meals methods on the global’s main bars.
In Singapore, No. 33 Big apple additionally does “severely, severely increased bar meals,” Sansom mentioned.
Cartagena’s Alquímico is the Very best Bar in South The usa at No.10. There are 3 bars in Buenos Aires at the record in addition to one in Lima.
Dubai had 3 bars within the best 50, together with together with No. 38 Zuma, the Very best Bar within the Heart East and Africa winner for the 3rd 12 months in a row.
In India, New Delhi’s Sidecar jumped 21 puts to No. 26.
The Very best Bar in Australasia is Perhaps Sammy in Sydney at No. 29.
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