Edinburgh’s Bramble among world’s top 50 bars

Bramble in Edinburgh's Queen Street. Picture: dnanderson.co.uk
Bramble in Edinburgh's Queen Street. Picture: dnanderson.co.uk
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A cocktail bar in Edinburgh has secured its place as one of the world’s best places to drink for the second year running.

Bramble in Edinburgh was ranked 32nd among a list of 50 bars as far-flung as Tokyo, Melbourne, New York and Singapore.

Watering holes from 16 countries were represented in the survey, with 17 new entries underscoring the competitive nature of the awards.

Located on the capital’s Queen Street, Bramble was the only Scottish entry on the list.

The Artesian in London came top of the survey, considered to be one of the most influential and respected poll of its kind. Seven other bars from London also made the list, with four London venues lodged in the top 10.

Returning for the fifth year, the poll is the result of an international industry survey produced by Drinks International, a leading magazine for the global drinks industry, who coordinate the final list based on nominations from an academy of over two hundred of the most renowned names in the drinks industry, including Dale DeGroff, Tony Conigliaro, Alex Kratena, Gaz Regan, Salvatore Calabrese and Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller.

The World’s 50 Best Bars, 2013

1. Artesian, London – World’s Number 1 Bar / The Nikka Best Bar in the UK

2. Nightjar, London

3. High Five, Tokyo – The Polignac Best Bar in Asia

4. Connaught Bar, London

5. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog –Highest New Entry / The Perrier Best Bar in North America

6. Happiness Forgets, London

7. Black Pearl, Melbourne – The Soyombo Best Bar in Australasia

8. The Baxter Inn, Sydney

9. Candelaria, Paris – Highest Climber / The Botran Best Bar in Europe

10. 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore

11. Callooh Callay, London

12. Employees Only, New York

13. PDT, New York

14. Dry Martini, Barcelona

15. Door 74, Amsterdam

16. Le Lion, Hamburg

17. Buck & Break, Berlin

18. The Parlour, Frankfurt

19. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome

20. American Bar at The Savoy, London

21. Death & Co, New York

22. Ruby, Copenhagen

23. Schumann’s, Munich

24. Everleigh Bar, Melbourne

25. Eau de Vie, Sydney

26. Bulletin Place, Sydney

27. 69 Colebrooke Row, London

28. Chainaya Bar, Moscow

29. Mutis, Barcelona

30. Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco

31. Clover Club, New York

32. Bramble, Edinburgh

33. Le Forum, Paris

34. Zetter Townhouse, London

35. Atlantico, Buenos Aires – The Caoruun Best Bar in Latin America

36. Lebensstern Bar, Berlin

37. La Capilla, Tepatitlan

38. Quinary, Hong Kong

39. Little Red Door, Paris

40. Le Coq, Paris

41. Shady Pines, Sydney

42. Attaboy, New York

43. Sherry Butt, Paris

44. Pouring Ribbons, New York

45. Tippling Club, Singapore

46. Drink, Boston

47. Tommy’s Margarita, San Francisco

48. Bada Au Rum, Athens

49. Nottingham Forest, Milan

50. Delicatessen, Moscow


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