The World’s 50 Best Bars award winners were announced last night and London’s legendary The Savoy has been included twice with the American Bar at number 5, and the Beaufort Bar at number 27, making the hotel the only establishment to have two entries on the list.
This a fantastic achievement for The Savoy, the American Bar and especially the Beaufort Bar – who are back in the top 50 after a two year break. During this time Head Bartender Chris Moore and his fantastic team have launched a highly creative pop-up cocktail menu to great success and this summer saw the bar win Best International Hotel Bar at Tales of the Cocktail.
“We are really excited to be back in the Best 50 Bars after 2 years, especially amongst such an array of amazing bars and talented teams of people around the world, who represent what a fantastic industry hospitality is,” said Anna Sebastian, Beaufort Bar Manager. “With the American Bar who came fifth in the world, The Savoy continues to be recognised as one of the leading places in the world, and to be able to be a small part of that is a great honour for us all.”
Meanwhile at number 5, the American Bar makes The World’s 50 Best Bars list for the fifth time in a row, having been included every single year following its reopening in 2010. During that time only once has it been outside of the top 10, and has now made The World’s 50 Best Bar’s all-time achievers’ list. The American Bar may be the oldest cocktail bar in England, and one of the most iconic in the world, but its continuous success and reinvention shows that the bar is still very much at the forefront of the hospitality industry.
Read our review of The American Bar at The Savoy here