Culinary and nightlife enthusiasts from around the world are on the edge of their seats as “The 50 Best” prepares to reveal its highly anticipated annual ranking of the best restaurants and bars globally. This prestigious platform, known for its meticulous evaluation of culinary and beverage destinations, has given us a tantalizing sneak peek into the top 100 establishments. The excitement is building as we count down to the moment when the coveted top 50 spots will finally be unveiled on October 17.
Crafting the Perfect Drink: The Essence of “The 50 Best”
“The 50 Best” has long been celebrated for its commitment to recognizing and honoring excellence in the culinary and mixology realms. In this particular release, the focus is squarely on the craft of mixology and the exquisite experiences it brings to patrons. As we explore this partial list of top 100 establishments, it’s evident that the bars and lounges featured are passionate about the art of mixology, each offering a unique and exceptional drinking experience that is sure to delight connoisseurs and casual patrons alike.
Colombia’s Crown Jewel: “La Sala de Laura” Ranks 80th
One standout inclusion in this year’s ranking is the charming Colombian venue known as “La Sala de Laura.” This hidden gem, nestled within the Grupo Leo, has secured the 80th position in this exclusive lineup of top bars and restaurants. “La Sala de Laura” distinguishes itself with its exceptional range of “Territorio” distillates, inspired by the rich and diverse ecosystems of Colombia. What truly sets this establishment apart is its innovative use of these distillates in crafting creative and memorable cocktails. For example, the “No. 5 Territorio” cocktail, featuring ingredients such as chamomile cordial, uchuva, and a delightful beer foam, showcases the establishment’s dedication to mixology excellence, earning recognition from “The 50 Best.”
The list kicks off with “Danico,” a remarkable establishment located in the heart of Paris, securing the coveted 51st position. “Danico” is a testament to the aesthetic and sensory experience that the world of mixology can offer. With its Brooklyn-style ambiance, high ceilings, eye-catching wallpaper, plush velvet furniture, and an impeccably designed marble bar, it captivates patrons even before they take their first sip. The atmosphere is further enhanced by the nostalgic sounds of 80s music, creating a sensory delight that complements the visually appealing setting. “The 50 Best” paints a vivid picture of a place where aesthetics and ambiance harmoniously blend to enhance the overall drink experience.
Latin American Bars Soar: Celebrating Mixology in the Americas
But this list isn’t confined to a single region or continent; it’s a global celebration of mixology diversity. “The 50 Best” recognizes that excellence knows no borders, and eight Latin American bars from countries such as Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and Colombia have earned their place among the world’s top bars and restaurants. These establishments have risen to the upper echelons of the international bar scene, weaving a rich tapestry of flavors and experiences into the global cocktail culture.
As we delve deeper into the rankings, three Latin American bars shine prominently. “Lady Bee” in Lima secures the 52nd position, celebrated for its unique offerings and unwavering dedication to the art of mixology. In Sao Paulo, “Tan Tan” proudly occupies the 56th spot, enticing patrons with its captivating atmosphere and a menu of inventive cocktails that will surely tantalize the taste buds. Meanwhile, “SubAstor,” also in Sao Paulo, secures the 58th position, adding its distinctive Brazilian flair to the global cocktail scene. These Latin American bars have undeniably carved their niche in the international drinkscape, further enriching the diversity of the top 100 list by “The 50 Best.”