Last Thursday, NYC aperitivo bar Dante was crowned World’s Best Bar at the 2019 World’s 50 Best Bars awards.

Originally opened as Caffé Dante in 1915, the bar reopened in 2015 and has since become a popular cocktail destination offering classics such as the Negroni and Spritz, alongside Italian comfort food.

Earlier this year, the bar also claimed the honor of World’s Best Bar and the Best American Restaurant Bar at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards in New Orleans.

The annual World’s 50 Best Bars awards, now in its 11th year, took place at the Roundhouse in London and featured bars from 26 cities in 21 countries. Over 500 drink experts, including bartenders, drinks writers, and cocktail aficionados, were involved in the judging.

Additional NYC-based bars that made the top ten were The NoMad (#4), and Attaboy (#7).

While London didn’t claim the top honor this year (in 2018, Dandelyan took first place), the Connaught Bar did come in second place. An additional nine London-based bars also made the list.

The awards also played tribute to Charles Schumann, owner of Schumann’s American Bar in Munich, presenting him with the 2019 Industry Icon Award. This caused some controversy, however, following sexist comments made by Schumann in an interview with German Playboy some years ago.

The full list of the 2019 World’s 50 Best Bars is included below:

  1. Dante (New York City)
  2. Connaught Bar (London)
  3. Florería Atlántico (Buenos Aires)
  4. The NoMad (New York)
  5. American Bar (London)
  6. The Clumsies (Athens)
  7. Attaboy (New York City)
  8. Atlas (Singapore)
  9. The Old Man (Hong Kong)
  10. Licorería Limantour (Mexico City)
  11. Manhattan (Singapore)
  12. Native (Singapore)
  13. Carnaval (Lima)
  14. Katana Kitten (New York City)
  15. Guilhotina (São Paulo)
  16. Three Sheets (London)
  17. Himkok (Oslo)
  18. High Five (Tokyo)
  19. Salmón Gurú (Madrid)
  20. Paradiso(Barcelona)
  21. Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei)
  22. The Dead Rabbit (New York City)
  23. Coupette (London)
  24. The SG Club (Tokyo)
  25. Dr. Stravinsky (Barcelona)
  26. Employees Only (New York City)
  27. El Copitas (St. Petersburg)
  28. Scout (London)
  29. Jigger & Pony (Singapore)
  30. Operation Dagger (Singapore)
  31. Baba Au Rum (Athens)
  32. La Factoría, (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  33. Presidente (Buenos Aires)
  34. Schumann’s (Munich)
  35. Speak Low (Shanghai)
  36. Little Red Door (Paris)
  37. Linje Tio (Stockholm)
  38. The Old Man (Singapore)
  39. Lyaness (London)
  40. Happiness Forgets (London)
  41. Swift (London)
  42. Trick Dog (San Francisco)
  43. Maybe Sammy (Sydney)
  44. 1930 (Milan)
  45. Sober Company (Shanghai)
  46. Electric Bing Sutt (Beirut)
  47. Kwānt (London)
  48. Artesian (London)
  49. Coa (Hong Kong)
  50. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy (Rome)