A London cocktail bar has been named the best in the world

A London cocktail bar has been named the best in the world
(Picture: The American Bar at the Savoy)

The 12th Annual Spirited Awards took place in New Orleans over the weekend, and London bars dominated the event.

The Savoy hotels prestigious American Bar – the worlds longest-surviving cocktail bar – took home three awards, including Best International Hotel Bar, Best International Bar Team and Worlds Best Bar.

In fact, of 14 global awards, seven went to London cocktail bars – a hugely impressive number.

On the big win, American Bars manager Declan McGurk said: This is an incredible achievement and a real tribute to every member of our team, who work so hard and in such a collaborative way to ensure the success of The Savoys American Bar.

The American Bar at the Savoy (Picture: The American Bar at the Savoy (Picture: Savoy)
(Picture: The American Bar at the Savoy)

The bar also won Worlds Best Bar at Worlds 50 Best 2017, so theyre onto a winning streak.

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However, if you want to go and celebrate with them, youll have to break the bank – their cheapest cocktail is £18 and they go all the way up to an eye-watering £5,000. Check out the full list of global and international winners below.

The winners of the best cocktail bars around the world:


  • Best Bar Mentor: Andy Seymour, Liquid Productions
  • Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient: Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal Jabali
  • Worlds Best Cocktail Menu: Dandelyan (London, UK)
  • Worlds Best Spirit Selection: Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. (Miami, FL)
  • Worlds Best Bar: The American Bar at the Savoy Hotel (London, UK)
  • The Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award: John Lermayer


  • Best International Bar Team: The American Bar, The Savoy (London, UK)
  • International Bartender of the Year: Joe Schofield, Tippling Club (Singapore)
  • Best International Brand Ambassador: Ian Burrell (Global Ambassador of Rum)
  • Best International Cocktail Bar: Happiness Forgets (London, UK)
  • Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar: The Clumsies (Athens, Greece)
  • Best International Hotel Bar: The American Bar, The Savoy (London, UK)
  • Best International Restaurant Bar: Sager + Wilde (London, UK)
  • Best New International Cocktail Bar: Coupette (London, UK)

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