The top 50 Bars in the world 2017 have been revealed!

The top global drinking destinations for 2017 have just been revealed at The World’s 50 Best Bars awards!

The World’s 50 Best Bars is the most authoritative international bar survey ever conducted.

This year we welcome votes from 55 countries and more than 500 influential cocktail mixologists, drinks journalists, bar owners, bar managers and ambassadors, from around the world (including ListenToTheIce of course).

Never before has a group of such quality, number and spread been assembled, resulting in a truly credible survey.

This year’s list includes bars from 24 cities in 19 countries.

Here’s the 2017 list:

1. American Bar, London
2. Dandelyan, London
3. NoMad Bar, New York City
4. Connaught Bar, London
6. The Clumsies, Athens
7. Manhattan, Singapore
8. Attaboy, New York
9. Bar Termini, London
10. Speak Low, Shanghai
11. Little Red Door, Paris
12. Happiness Forgets, London
13. High Five, Tokyo
14. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City
15. Atlas, Singapore
16. Dante, New York City
17. Oriole, London
19. Candelaria, Paris
20. Himkok, Oslo
21. The Gibson, London
22. Black Pearl, Melbourne, Australia
23. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires
24. Operation Dagger, Singapore
25. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
26. Trick Dog, San Francisco
29. Lost & Found, Nicosia
30. Baba Au Rum, Athens
31. Tippling Club, Singapore
32. BlackTail, New York City
34. Le Syndicat, Paris
35. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam
36. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
37. Employees Only, New York City
38. Schumann’s, Munich, Germany
39. La Factoria, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
40. Quinary, Hong Kong
41. Aviary, Chicago
42. Mace, New York City
43. Nightjar, London
44. Linje Tio, Stockholm
45. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
46. ABV, San Francisco
47. Native, Singapore
48. Tommy’s, San Francisco
49. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong
50. Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv
Huge congratulations to everyone and to the Savoy Hotel Team for this incredible achievement!
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Max La Rocca & the ListenToTheIce Team

Max La Rocca nominated at Tales of The Cocktail!

WOW!! Max La Rocca had been nominated in these past editions:

– Nominated at Tales of The Cocktails 2015 in New Orleans amongst the 10 BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND AMBASSADORS of the Year

– Nominated at Tales of The Cocktails 2012 in New Orleans amongst the 10 Best International Bartenders of the Year

It’s the journey, not the destination.
Above I created a little map of the precious work done over many years with respect and humbleness.

Max La Rocca


How do you reward the best World Class bartenders in Europe for 2016? Well, one way we have is to send them to the historic Ketel One distillery in Schiedam, and then onto the fabulous Door 74 cocktail bar in Amsterdam. Forget about journeying to Neverland – we went to the Netherlands!


Miami it’s one of the most exciting cities in the world, boasting sun drenched beaches, cutting edge cuisine and bustling nightlife. Miami is the place to be in 2016.

The World Class Bartender of the Year Global Final is rolling into town from September 26th, inspiring the best in the industry to a week of taxing challenges and fierce competition, guaranteeing the greatest show of bartender flair and creativity in the world.

In addition to this amazing Competition, our Hospitality experts, the Diageo Brand Ambassadors coming from over 50 different countries, we will be taking over the coolest neighbourhood in Miami – Wynwood – with some of Miami’s best Cocktail Bars!!

(Youtube Video Link)


Please join us Wednesday 28th September from 8.30pm to 12am in the following Bars:
Wynwood Diner
Beaker & Gray
Wood Tavern
El Patio
The Bar Next Door
The Butcher Shop


Only some of the fantastic #Tanqueray Gin and #Ketelone Vodka cocktails being featured Wednesday 28th September from 8.30pm to 12am at #wynwooddiner in Miami for our #getworldclasswynwood night !
#getmixedup  #WorldClass2016 #TrueSpirit

Be sure to stop by to enjoy amazing cocktails made by the world’s top Bartenders and experts from ‪Tanqueray‬ Gin and Ketel One Vodka.

Steve Schneider in Rome!!




Un’altra spettacolare occasione da non perdere!
Finalmente in Italia l’incredibile Masterclass di S
teve Schneider e l’Employees Only di New York.

I posti sono limitati, BLINDA IL TUO!!! IL PRIMA POSSIBILE.

Winner of the Irish Mermaid Challenge, Mihai Fetcu – Romania!!

IRISH MERMAID Mihai Fetcu Romania2

BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Mihai Fetcu for winning the IRISH MERMAID Cocktail Challenge, taking this amazing drink to the next level and spreading the word about it in Romania!

See this step by step guide on how Mihai prepares it elegantly!

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Go and enjoy this cocktail in is his Bar:
Bistro de l’Arte
Piata Enescu 11bis, Brasov, Romania

Here you find the Bistro de l’Arte Facebook Page and the Website
Photo credit: Arua Petrascu
Mihai Caricature Author: Oasim Karmieh
Photoshop edit: Max La Rocca


Read about the inspiration behind this great drink and its recipe HERE

The DEAD RABBIT in Rome!!


Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, the duo behind one of the world’s leading bars, THE DEAD RABBIT




Un’altra spettacolare occasione da non perdere!
Finalmente in Italia Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, il duo protagonista di uno dei Bars più famosi al mondo, THE DEAD RABBIT

I posti sono limitati, BLINDA IL TUO!!! IL PRIMA POSSIBILE.

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2014 announced

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1. Artesian
Three years running the Langham’s bar has claimed the title of World’s Best Bar and Europe’s Best Bar. Thoroughly deserved.

2. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog
Moving up three places since last year and taking the title for Best Bar in North America.

3. Nightjar
Down one place but still taking a place on the podium, a position this speakeasy has held for the past three years.

4. Attaboy
This year’s highest climber, jumping a staggering 38 positions.

5. Employees Only
Another New York climber up 7 places.

6. Canon
This Seattle bar was the highest new entry for the 2014 list.

7. The Baxter Inn
Up one place from last year, Sydney’s Baxter Inn won Best Bar in Australasia.

8. American Bar
Moving up 12 places, the Savoy’s iconic bar just shows even the well- established bars can improve time and again, matching pace with the plethora of new openings.

9. High Five
Falling six places this Tokyo bar still took the title of Best Bar in Asia.

10. 28 Hong Kong Street
Completing the top 10 and staying in the same place as last year, was 28 Hong Kong Street in Singapore.

11. Connaught Bar
Ever a London favourite, the Connaught Hotel’s eponymous bar has fallen seven places from last year.

12. Happiness Forgets
Still churning out great cocktails and preventing the wallies from getting in, Happiness may have fallen six places but this London stalwart is anything but forgotten.

13. Aviary

A new entry and a first for Chicago.

14. Elephant Bar

Another new entry, this time in New York.

15. Nottingham Forest

Nothing to do with the football club, this Italian bar is up 34 places.

16. Smuggler’s Cove
Up 14 places from 2013, this San Francisco bar is a global tiki reference point.

17. Candelaria
The highest Parisian bar on the list, Candelaria is down 5 spots.

18. PDT
PDT might be sitting at 18, as newer bars have captured our imaginations but this New York speakeasy is actually the all-time achiever of 50 Best Bars. It has been on the list ever since its inception six years ago and, using a formula that assigns a sliding scale of points to a bar’s ranking, PDT, with its 4th, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 13th and 18th placed finishes heads the all-time leader board.

19. Bulletin Place
This Sydney bar is up seven spots.

20. White Lyan
A new entry to the list, and a bar completely different to any other, in this list and in the world.

21. Buck & Breck

The highest entry for Berlin, Buck & Breck was down four places from last year.

22. The Broken Shaker

A new entry for Miami, and spreading the entries from North America far and wide, The Broken Shaker entered the list at 22.

23. 69 Colebrooke Row
Tony C’s bar has climbed up 4 places this year.

24. Hemingway Bar

Having slipped off the list last year, and placing 38 in 2012, the bar in Prague has managed to re-enter the list.

25. Le Lion Bar de Paris

Jorg Meyer’s bar is Hamburg’s only bar on the list, having slipped 9 places from last year.

26. Door 74
Amsterdam’s best-known and most-loved speakeasy has fallen 11 places from 2013.

27. Three Dots & A Dash

Another new entry for Chicago.

28. The Jerry Thomas Project

Rome’s only bar to appear on the list has fallen 9 places.

29. Chainaya. Tea & Cocktails
Russia’s highest entry has fallen one spot since last year.

30. The Everleigh
Melbourne’s highest entry and down 6 places.

31. Eau de Vie

This Sydney bar is also down 6 places.

32. Bramble
Staying at the same position as last year – Bramble has been on the list every year since it began and is the all-time regional European bar.

33. Trick Dog

A new entry for San Francisco.

34. Dry Martini
Spain’s only entry on the list, this Barcelona bar is down 20 spots.

35. Clover Club
A New York stalwart and local bar for writer extraordinaire David Wondrich, Clover Club is down four places.

36. Drink

Boston’s only bar on the list has climbed up 10 places from last year.

37. Black Pearl
Melbourne’s best-known bar has, similarly to PDT and Bramble, been a regular on this list ever since it was conceived. It’s also the regional all-timer for Australasia.

38. Schumann’s
This Munich favourite is down 15 places from 2013.

39. Floreria Atlantico

Taking the title for Best Bar in Latin America and the Caribbean is Buenos Aires’ Floreria Atlantico, down 4 spots.

40. Star Bar Ginza

A re-entry for this Tokyo bar sees it take number 40.

41. Delicatessen
Moscow’s second bar on the list is up nine spots.

42. Quinary

This Hong Kong bar is down 4 places since 2013.

43. Cure
A new entry from New Orleans.

44. Tales & Spirits
Another new entry – this time from Amsterdam.

45. Maison Premiere
Premiering for the first time on this list, it’s New York’s Maison Premiere.

46. La Capilla

Mexico and Tequila’s mecca, this is the bar that birthed the Batanga. Down 9 spots.

47. Licoreria Limantour

A new entry for Mexico City and home to Jose Luis Leon.

48. Shady Pines

Sydney’s Shady Pines in down 7 spots from last year.

49. Callooh Callay
Down 38 places it’s the bar with a gateway to Narnia and an all-time favourite for relaxed Sunday sessions.

50. Williams & Graham

A new entry for Denver.