The last couple of years have welcomed an abundance of international luxurious bars wowing guests with their jaw-dropping interiors and striking surroundings. “World’s Best Bar” means something different for every person. From London to New York City, these are the bars to visit for a truly one-of-a-kind experience—and a great drink, of course.
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Le Bar du Plaza Athénée, Paris
Inaugurated in 1911 on one of the most beautiful avenues of Paris, the Plaza is home to a timeless luxurious bar, with influences from somewhere between innovation and the luxury of times gone by. The place is considered one of the most lush spots to drink, and one of the best bars in Paris, with employees always dressed in dinner jackets. Paneling, columns, and armchairs, all in resolutely contemporary designs, are lit up by the Murano chandeliers designed exclusively for this legendary hotel. The counter at the bar, unique in its class, is lit up through its rounded and sculpted atrium, making an astonishing luxury interior design.
Employees Only, New York City
This enduring classic of the New York bar scene has always done things its own way. The luxurious bar is located in the heart of West Village and it serves phenomenal dishes as well as quirky cocktails. The place has a curved bar, a captivating dining space and an Eastern European touch to the whole place.
As one of the best bars in New York, this spot definitely makes sure that your visit is luxe.
Black Pearl, Melbourne
Black Pearl, as its name suggests, is a rare gem in the Fitzroy bar scene. It’s hip yet not aggressively so and you’re unlikely ever to feel out of place simply for wearing the ‘wrong’ shirt or shoes. The bartenders are no stranger to “Bartender of the Year” titles and you can expect a good conversation if you sit barside and get there early enough. The bar interior design is understated, with lots of comfy couches, recycled furniture and a lived-in, welcoming vibe.
Happiness Forgets, London
This hidden Hoxton speakeasy is subtly situated, under the stairs of French restaurant Petit Pois. The entrance is a flight an unassuming stairs, but don’t be fooled—just follow the sign for “Happiness.” A super-chill (both in vibe and temperature) basement bar awaits. Try the Tokyo Collins; you won’t regret it.
Although Artesian is tucked inside one of central London’s elite hotels, it does its best to maintain a down-to-earth edge. It’s a stunning luxury interior design– epically tall ceilings, doric columns, blinging chandeliers, you get the picture – but you’ll never feel out of place on the more casual side of smart-casual. The cocktails aren’t cheap, but they’re well-worth the price.
28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
Remember the cool kid at school who was indifferent to instruction but kept scoring top marks? One of the world’s best bars is 28 HongKong Street. Calling the ground floor of an old shophouse home, it opened without any fanfare in 2011. The bar keeps a shroud of secrecy: it doesn’t market itself, not even on social media platforms.