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World’s 50 Best Bars 2022: Paradiso, Barcelona is No. 1

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022, sponsored by Perrier, were unveiled in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

In its 14th year, the awards unite the global bar community in recognition of the achievements of the international cocktail scene.

This year marked the first time the World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 ceremony was held outside London.

World's 50 Best Bars 2022


  • Paradiso, Barcelona is The World’s Best Bar – the first time it has been won by a bar outside New York or London
  • The 2022 list features bars from 26 cities with 14 new entries
  • Florence, Lisbon and Naples feature in the list for the first time
  • Italian Agostino Perrone is voted Roku Industry Icon
  • Stockholm’s Röda Huset is Campari One To Watch
  • Juliana (Guayaquil) wins the Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu
  • Little Red Door, Paris receives the Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award
  • New York’s Double Chicken Please is Disaronno Highest New Entry, placing at No.6
  • Sips, Barcelona secures the Nikka Highest Climber Award, rising 34 places to No.3
  • Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour is Rémy Martin Legend of The List and The Best Bar in North America
  • BKK Social Club, Bangkok is London Essence Best New Opening
  • The inaugural 50 Best The Blend Scholar is Drew Fleming of Kiki Lounge, Isle of Man
World's 50 Best Bars 2022

Hidden behind a refrigerator in the back of a Barcelona pastrami shop, Paradiso offers a masterful take on the speakeasy, combining technique, precision and creativity with an unwavering sense of fun.

Owners Giacomo Giannotti and Margarita Sader and their team serve up meticulously crafted cocktails with an unwavering commitment to sustainability.

Other bars in the top-five are London’s Tayēr + Elementary (No.2), Barcelona’s Sips (No.3), Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour (No.4) and Little Red Door in Paris (No.5).

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