The 14th annual list was announced yesterday, October 4th and six NYC bars made the ranking—more than any other city worldwide!
Though Barcelona claimed the No. 1 spot with Paradiso, NYC still made it twice in the top ten with Lower East Side’s Double Chicken Please ranking at No. 6 and the Village’s Katana Kitten at No.9. Beloved favorites such as Attaboy (No.22), Overstory (No. 34), Dante (No.36) and Employees Only (No.47) also made it onto the list.
To determine the rankings, votes are casted by The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy, made up of over 650 drink experts (equal in gender) across 28 global geographic regions. Each member is granted seven votes based on their bar experiences throughout the past year and a half.
Double Chicken Please was awarded the Disaronno Highest New Entry, making it onto the list for the very first time at No.6. The special spot comes from co-founders GN Chang and Faye Chen. The dual concept space offers a luxe cocktail lounge with an eclectic menu in the back room and a fancy-casual space serving up monstrous chicken sandwiches in the front room.
Ever considered ordering a Cold Pizza cocktail? How about a Japanese Soba Noodle or Mango Sticky Rice? Yes, we’re still taking about drinks! You can explore all of that in Double Chicken Please’s back room. Of course, they offer more traditional drinks like a dirty margarita, moscow mule and so on, but don’t be scared to be adventurous; it was rated No. 6 for a reason!
Another NYC bar to make it in the top ten is Katana Kitten. Located on Hudson Street, this bi-level bar serves up a mix of Japanese & American fare and unique highballs like melon-lime and shiso gin & tonic.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with any of the NYC bars to make it on the list, as they are among the world’s best. And if you’re in need of even more recommendations, be sure to check out these 22 hottest new restaurants and bars in NYC!