Three Australian bars have been named in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2016 Awards.
Sydney’s The Baxter Inn and Bulletin place, and Melbourne’s The Black Pearl, have all been named on the prestigious World’s 50 Best Bars Awards 2016 list overnight. The Baxter Inn was also announced as the Ketel One Vodka Best Bar in Australasia for the third year running.
The bars were chosen by an Academy of 476 members from 57 countries, with The Baxter Inn voted 12th best bar in the world, The Black Pearl 22nd and Bulletin Place in 46th position. New York’s The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog was crowned the Botran Rum Best Bar in the world and North America.
The list represents the ultimate guide to the top bars and drinking destinations around the globe, with restaurant bars, speakeasies, hotel bars, and tiki themed venues all contributing to the diverse and eclectic list. This year’s ranking includes bars from 27 cities in 19 countries, with 11 new entries. Australian bar culture continues to compete on a global scale with three bars in the top 50, making it the joint third most successful country.
Sydney’s The Baxter Inn, started by Anton Forte and Jason Scott, holds a whisky library of over 630 rare and unusual bottles and serves Old Fashioneds on tap to a regular crowd of Sydneyites and cocktail pilgrims.
Tim Philips’ Bulletin Place appears on the list for the fourth time and remains a Sydney favourite, with its daily changing menu of just five cocktails.
The Black Pearl in Melbourne remains in the top half of the list, fifteen years after opening, and has long been the training ground for some of Australia’s most recognised bartenders.
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