On Thursday, London’s Connaught Bar secured the title of World’s Best Bar in the 2020 World’s 50 Best Bars awards. In winning, Connaught advanced from the second-place title it received in 2019.

Run by Ago Perrone, Giorgio Bargiani, and Maura Milia, Connaught was praised for its ability to evolve while eschewing trends. A write up on The World’s 50 Best Bars website describes Connaught’s dry Martinis as “probably the best in London,” and says, “It’s been knocking on the door for a number of years, but 2020 sees Connaught Bar a vindicated winner of The World’s Best Bar and The Best Bar in Europe.”

Meanwhile, New York City’s Dante was dethroned but remained close behind in second place. Dante was the only American bar to make it into the top 10.

This year’s ceremonies were held online, with a virtual announcement on Nov. 5, 2020. The award’s organizers recognized that while it was a difficult decision to hold the competition this year, it was important to highlight industry leaders that have continued to excel even in the coronavirus crisis.

The competition emphasized that the ceremony had not been designed as a celebration, but rather, “as a focal point to bring the community together and to pay homage to bars and their teams’ hard work.”

The full list of the 2020 World’s 50 Best Bars is included below:

  1. Connaught Bar (London, UK)
  2. Dante (New York City)
  3. The Clumsies (Athens)
  4. Atlas (Singapore)
  5. Tayēr + Elementary (London)
  6. Kwānt (London)
  7. Florería Atlántico (Buenos Aires)
  8. Coa (Hong Kong)
  9. Jigger & Pony (Singapore)
  10. The SG Club (Tokyo)
  11. Maybe Sammy (Sydney)
  12. Attaboy (New York)
  13. Nomad Bar (New York)
  14. Manhattan (Singapore)
  15. The Old Man (Hong Kong)
  16. Katana Kitten (New York)
  17. Licorería Limantour (Mexico City)
  18. Native (Singapore)
  19. Paradiso (Barcelona)
  20. American Bar (London)
  21. Carnaval (Lima)
  22. Salmón Gurú (Madrid)
  23. Zuma (Dubai)
  24. Little Red Door (Paris)
  25. 1930 (Milan)
  26. Two Schmucks (Barcelona)
  27. El Copitas (St. Petersburg)
  28. Cantina OK! (Sydney)
  29. Lyaness (London)
  30. Himkok (Oslo)
  31. Baba au Rum (Athens)
  32. Panda & Sons (Edinburgh)
  33. Swift (London)
  34. Three Sheets (London)
  35. The Bamboo Bar (Bangkok)
  36. Tjoget (Stockholm)
  37. Buck & Breck (Berlin)
  38. Employees Only (New York)
  39. Bulletin Place (Sydney)
  40. Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo)
  41. Artesian (London)
  42. Sober Company (Shanghai)
  43. Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei)
  44. Bar Trigona (Kuala Lumpur)
  45. Drink Kong (Rome)
  46. Room by Le Kief (Taipei)
  47. Alquímico (Cartagena)
  48. High Five (Tokyo)
  49. Charles H. (Seoul)
  50. Presidente (Buenos Aires)