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East-London bar, Satan’s Whiskers, was voted number one in this year’s Top 50 Cocktail Bars sponsored by Franklin & Sons. Congratulations to them, however, two Glasgow bars made it to the list.
The Absent Ear in Glasgow city centre comes in at number 25, with Southside Lunar making a debut at number 49. Congratulations!
Chris Lowe, publisher of Top 50 Cocktail Bars, said “Whilst London continues to dominate this year’s list, it is very exciting to see other major cities across the UK make their mark on the list. The ever-growing interest in cocktails and bartending within the UK means we are spoilt for choice on where to go, and this list allows for the best of the UK bar scene to have a spotlight placed on them – and for consumers to find these hidden gems.”
The Top 50 Cocktail Bars 2023 list is as follows:
|1||Satan’s Whiskers, Bethnal Green, London|
|2||Lab 22, Cardiff|
|3||Tayēr + Elementary, Shoreditch, London|
|4||SCHOFIELD’S BAR, Manchester|
|5||Swift, Soho, London|
|6||Panda & Sons, Edinburgh|
|7||Three Sheets, Dalston, London|
|8||Speak in Code, Manchester|
|9||Bar with Shapes for a Name, Hackney, London|
|10||The Connaught, Mayfair, London|
|11||Little Mercies, Crouch End, London|
|14||The Pineapple Club, Birmingham|
|15||Ojo Rojo, Bournemouth|
|16||Disrepute, Soho, London|
|17||Artesian, Oxford Circus, London|
|19||Nightjar, Shoreditch, London|
|20||Present Company, Liverpool|
|21||Publiq, South Kensington, London|
|22||Scarfes Bar, Holborn, London|
|23||Lyaness, South Bank, London|
|24||Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum, Chinatown, London|
|25||The Absent Ear, Glasgow|
|26||Happiness Forgets, Hoxton, London|
|27||Hey Palu, Edinburgh|
|28||Filthy XIII, Bristol|
|29||Homeboy, Islington, London|
|30||Soma, Soho, London|
|31||Coupette, Bethnal Green|
|32||Passing Fancies, Birmingham|
|33||Bar Termini, Soho, London|
|34||Seed Library, Shoreditch, London|
|35||Murder Inc, Soho, London|
|36||Penny Royal, Cardiff|
|37||Callooh Callay, Shoreditch, London|
|38||Silverleaf, Liverpool St, London|
|40||Fox & Chance, Birmingham|
|42||Below Stairs, Leeds|
|43||Milk Thistle, Bristol|
|46||Amaro, Kensington, London|
|48||Tabula Rasa, Leeds|
More details can be found at www.top50cocktailbars.com
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About Top 50
Top 50 Cocktail Bars is now in its fifth year, with the first list published in June 2018. The bars on the list are voted for by hundreds of experts, bartenders, bar owners and drinks writers, with a big focus on gaining votes for bars within specific regions to ensure the list represents as much of the UK as possible.
Top 50 Gastropubs, Top 50 Cocktail Bars and Top 50 Boutique Hotels offer consumers the definitive guide of where to eat, drink and sleep throughout the UK. The lists are owned and produced by William Reed title The Morning Advertiser.
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