- For the first time in its history, The World's 50 Best Bars awards ceremony has left London to take place tonight in Barcelona, at the Cúpula de las Arenas.
It is no coincidence that the bartender team of Paradise in Barcelona conquers the first place in this highly coveted international ranking.
And in all there are three brands of the Catalan city to land in the top ten this year: Paradiso, followed in third place by Sips who climbed 34 positions in one year, and then in seventh place Two Schmucks.
The first of the Italian clubs is also advancing: it is Drink Kong, in Rome in the Monti district, which under the direction of Patrick Pistolesi - tonight moved as never before - has risen in a year from 19th position to number 16. Remains in the list of the 50 best bars in the world, the venue in Milan, 1930, which nevertheless slips from 20th position to 35th position over the year.
However, it precedes Dante in New York whose drink list is entirely characterized by the Italian style of drinking, starting with the Negroni and the Martini cocktails.
The new entry in this global ranking is the Locale, a brand based in a historic building in Florence, which ranks at position 39.
In the list announced in September of bars between the position n.
51 and 100 in the world, three other cult venues in the Belpaese: at 71 / o place The Court in Rome;
in 73rd place Camparino in Galleria, a local in Milan that has slipped from position number 27 last year, while it is number 86 Freni e Frizioni, in Rome, in the Trastevere district.
Especially bitter chews last year's overall winner, Connaught bar in London dropped from first position to number 8.
In a very crowded and joyful ceremony, Elisa Gregori, global director of Perrier which is the sponsor company of the award, personally conferred the prizes to the best bartenders in the world highlighted by The World's 50 Best Bars. The event outlines an unprecedented geography of mixology that sees alongside the classic London, New York and Mexico City, beautiful affirmations of Athens, Paris, Cartagena, Buenos Aires and precisely Rome.