India enters the list for the first time since 2010 as Asia takes 16 places this year. By Holly Graham.

Connaught Bar (London) ranks number one in The World’s Best Bars 2021 for the second year in a row, while Hong Kong’s COA – currently number one on Asia’s 50 Best Bars list – takes the prize for Best Bar in Asia at number seven, up one place from last year.

For the first time since 2010, India features on the list with Sidecar (New Delhi) coming in at 47. Singapore was the city with the most entries globally, with six bars including Jigger & Pony, Manhattan, Atlas, re-entry Tippling Club and new entries with No Sleep Club and MO Bar.

Along with COA, Hong Kong counted Darkside a new entry at 49 and Quinary reentered the list at 50. Shanghai’s entries feature Sober Company, as well as two new entries in Epic and Union Trading Company. Tokyo’s SG Club and Bar Benfiddich made the cut, and after a debut last year Seoul’s Charles H climbed seven places to 42.

Other special awards saw A Bar With Shapes For A Name (London) proprietor Remy Savage is named this year’s Industry Icon, while Thunderbolt (Los Angeles) was named One To Watch and Lab 22 (Cardiff) scooped the inaugural Best Cocktail Menu title.

See below for the full list of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021, with the Asian entries in bold:

1 Connaught Bar (London) 

2 Tayēr + Elementary (London)

3 Paradiso (Barcelona)

4 The Clumsies (Athens)

5 Florería Atlántico (Buenos Aires)

6 Licorería Limantour (Mexico City)

7 Coa (Hong Kong)

8 El Copitas (St Petersburg)

9 Jigger & Pony (Singapore)

10 Katana Kitten (New York)

11 Two Schmucks (Barcelona)

12 Hanky Panky (Mexico City) – Highest New Entry Award

13 Insider Bar (Moscow) – Best New Opening

14 Baba au Rum (Athens)

15 Manhattan (Singapore)

16 Atlas (Singapore)

17 Zuma (Dubai)

18 The SG Club (Tokyo)

19 Drink Kong (Rome)

20 1930 (Milan)

21 Presidente (Buenos Aires) – Nikka Highest Climber Award 

22 Maybe Sammy (Sydney)

23 Cantina OK! (Sydney)

24 Salmon Guru (Madrid) – Art of Hospitality Award 

25 Handshake Speakeasy (Mexico City)

26 No Sleep Club (Singapore)

27 Camparino in Galleria (Milan)

28 Café La Trova (Miami)

29 Little Red Door (Paris)

30 Dante (New York)

31 Kwānt (London)

32 Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo)

33 Tres Monos (Buenos Aires)

34 Attaboy (New York) – Legend of The List

35 Lucy’s Flower Shop (Stockholm)

36 MO Bar (Singapore)

37 Sips (Barcelona)

38 Baltra Bar (Mexico City)

39 Sober Company (Shanghai)

40 Tjoget (Stockholm)

41 Epic (Shanghai)

42 Charles H (Seoul)

43 Tippling Club (Singapore)

44 Above Board (Melbourne)

45 Galaxy Bar (Dubai)

46 Re (Sydney) – Sustainable Bar Award

47 Sidecar (New Delhi)

48 Union Trading Company (Shanghai)

49 DarkSide (Hong Kong)

50 Quinary (Hong Kong)