World’s Greatest Bars: The world’s finest venues in London

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“We’re excited to see so many new cities appearing on the expanded list for the first time.”

Three London venues have made the top 100 list of the best bars in the world.

It comes just a week before the top 50 bars list is announced.

Employee at Side Hustle. Photo: The best bars in the world

The annual list is set by a panel of top beverage experts, from bartenders and beverage writers to cocktail specialists.

And three London drinking establishments made the list – which includes bars from 32 countries.

Three leaves, Dalston

The three venues that made the list are Three Sheets, Side Hustle and Donovan Bar.

A French 75 on three hands. Photo: The best bars in the world

The venue, which was ranked 72nd on the list of the 51-100 best bars, also serves Dead Good Coffee during the day and offers a selection of bottled cocktails through its website.

It is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 17:00 to 01:00.

The three leaf bar. Photo: The best bars in the world

This week’s menu highlights include the Earth Martini (vodka, beetroot, olive oil, and dry vermouth), the Whiskey Ginger (pickled ginger, Suntroy Toki, and soda), and the My Lady Garden (porter’s tropical, raspberry, petitgrain, lemon, and Egg). White).

Cocktail prices range from £10 to £11, beer and cider £5 a pint.

Runner, Covent Garden

The menu is “influenced by the flavors of Mexico and an extensive collection of agave-based spirits,” and the food on offer is inspired by Southern California.

side business. Photo: The best bars in the world

From oysters, ceviche and padron peppers to tacos, churros and empanadas, it’s a feast for the senses, right across from the Royal Opera House.

While the venue — ranked 75th on the list — offers cocktails including Batanga (El Tequileno Blanco, Amaro Averna, Lime, House Coke, and Amarena Cherry), Start Me Up (Michter’s Bourbon, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum, Lemon, Strega, Ginger, and Honey) and the Ma Cherie (Lustau Fino Sherry, Green Chartreuse, Velvet Falernum, Pineapple, Lime, Cucumber and Celery).

A Negroni at Side Hustle. Photo: The best bars in the world

Side Hustle is open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Friday from 17.00 to 00.00; Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.; and Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to midnight.

Prices range from £10 to £18, with beer between £6 to £8.

The Donovan Bar, Mayfair

Ranked 89th on the list, it describes itself as the “destination of choice for Mayfair’s most discerning drinkers” and offers “intimate sophistication”, “frisky decadence” and “dazzling cocktails”.

A Spicy Fifty at Donovan Bar. Photo: John Carey

Inspired by eponymous photographer Terence Donovan, the “stylish drinking den” is adorned with iconic 1960s prints and photographic accents.

Whilst the ‘impeccable’ menu is created by chief mixologist Salvatore Calabrese – a former President of the UK Bartender’s Guild – and features drinks inspired by everything from iconic English figures such as James Bond and Winston Churchill to Agatha Christie and even Winnie the Pooh.

Staff at Browns Hotel Bar, the Donovan. Photo: The best bars in the world

The From Mayfair With Love martini (Grey Goose vodka, calendula, Bombay Premier Cru gin, white wine reduction and black olive leaf tea) is inspired by author Kingsley Amis.

While the “Don’t Be Greedy” mocktail (fig puree, apple juice, lemon juice, Earl Gray and vanilla tea, orange juice and egg white) is inspired by the “whodunnit” lady of crime herself.

The Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel. Photo: Janos Grapow

Prices range from £20 to £25 for a cocktail, with vintage specials going up to £300 and mocktails at £13.

The venue is open Monday to Wednesday from 4pm to 11pm and Thursday to Saturday from 4pm to 1am.

What is the list of the world’s best bars?

The World’s 50 Best Bars is an annual list celebrating the international beverage industry.

It offers an annual ranking of bars, voted for by 650 beverage experts from around the world.

three sheets. Photo: The best bars in the world

The 2022 edition is sponsored by Perrier and will be presented in Barcelona on Tuesday 4th October.

William Reed Business Media is the owner and organizer of the event and is also behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

What was said about the list?

Content Director Mark Sansom said: “We decided to host the ceremony outside of London for the first time to shed a light on the other great cocktail cities of the world.

“We are delighted that so many new cities are appearing on the expanded list for the first time.

“All of the bars announced today have continued to meet the challenges the industry still faces with outstanding resilience.

“We are very pleased to be able to celebrate the double number of companies and their successes.”