World's 50 Best Bars 2011

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  1. Not Ed Harris

    Not Ed Harris Senior member

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    Drinks International has announced its 2011 list of the top 50 bars in the world apparently voted for by various industry types.



    Top ten are:

    Overall there's 11 in London, 8 in New York, 2 in Paris and 2 in Tokyo.

    Your thoughts?

    I've been to five of the bars in London and while the Connaught was exceptional I don't really have much perspective as to how good it is in global terms. A friend of mine went to PDT at the weekend and wasn't massively impressed.

    [EDIT] For some odd reason I can't get the link to post
     
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  3. Harold falcon

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    I will have to catch up on some of these, thanks b1os for the link.
     
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  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    List seems to be very London and NY-centric. Top seven are in either NY or London and about half the entire list is split between them.
     
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  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Funny that PDT (Please Don't Tell) is listed #1 when it ranks just "good" with NY Magazine (5 out of 10) , Yelp, etc.
     


  6. impolyt_one

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    I'm kinda drunk (because I just drank at a good Tokyo bar) but a really uninterested skim of the intro says that the criterion for being on the list was being on the list before? I don't get it.

    I'm also pretty sure that between any reasonable criteria and priority one should give a bar, the hard-drinker Tokyo bars are probably the best in the world at this point. Like an artform, and the retro is without irony.
     


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    I think it's that the people who were in the list last year get to vote this year (I think). It's not really stated very clearly how it works. I can only assume they're not allowed to vote for themselves.
     


  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Surprised the Velvet Tango Room does not get a mention. However, given the map of the list, I can see why it did not.
     


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    That's a nice place.
     


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    i've only been to two of the top 50 (that i know of), and neither one would be in my personal top 50, so personally i am not on board.
     
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  11. gdl203

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    This list is useless to me. I'd be much more interested in knowing a nice place to grab a drink when I'm traveling to Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Chicago or St Louis. Obvious ones are obvious.
     


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    Ava Lounge.
     


  13. erictheobscure

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    I prefer Angel's Share to any of those other NYC bars.

    And if Clover Club or Dutch Kills were actually to rank among the fifty best bars in the fucking world, I'd stop traveling and start drinking at home.
     
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    Quote: New York and London are where people that matter are and go.

    Did you expect a different outcome?
     
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    Do "people who matter" read magazine lists to decide where to drink?
     


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