London’s Connaught Bar Was Just Named the World’s Best Bar

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We might not have been able to spend as much time in bars and pubs as we’d have like this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t spread the joy and congratulate those who have managed to keep up appearances during the pandemic. 

And according to The World’s 50 Best Bars list of 2020, London’s Connaught Bar ranks the greatest.

Under the leadership of Mixology Agostino Perrone, Head Mixologist Giorgio Bargiani and Bar Manaher Maura Milia, the Connaught Bar has been lauded for their varied yet simple cocktails.

The owners took to Instagram to confirm the news, revealing they’d be raising a glass to the victory.

They said: “A little chink of good news from The Connaught Bar, bringing us a much-needed moment of joy today. We couldn’t be prouder of our very own Connaught Bar, awarded number one in the world at this year’s @50bestbars. We will all be raising a glass at home tonight to the geniuses that are The Connaught Bar, Master Director of Mixology @agodragos, Head Mixologist @giorgio_bar_giano and Bar Manager @maura__milia and to you all for your continued support — as we count down the days until we can reunite and celebrate safely in true Connaught Bar style.”

“It’s hard to think of a bar anywhere in the world that has made excellence so effortlessly routine as Connaught Bar,” The World’s 50 Best Bars wrote on its website. “This Mayfair hotel bar’s trick is it isn’t trend-chasing and flash; under the stewardship of Ago Perrone, Giorgio Bargiani and Maura Milia, it evolves from one year to the next, always delivering with poise and studied purpose.

“The gleaming cubist interior frames the bar like a piece of fine art, the service is pitched perfectly — warm and judiciously attentive –and whatever your penchant, the cocktails, like the staff, are impeccably tailored. Like a benevolent omen, the trolley gently clinks and glides around the room delivering bespoke Dry Martinis — probably the best in London.”

When hospitality fully reopens, would all be well advised to pay this bar a visit, granted we are furloughed £1,000,000!

Congratulations, guys.

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