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Welcome to the Time Out DRINK List: our comprehensive global guide to the freshest, most inventive, most memorable and downright tastiest places to drink right now. Discovering the world’s greatest bars is a tough job, but someone’s got to do it – and that someone is Time Out’s local editors and experts, who are constantly searching the world’s great cities for incredible booze, great value and insider info. Think secret speakeasies, off-menu concoctions and unique local ingredients.
So what kind of places make our list of the best bars in the world? That varies from city to city, depending on the strengths of the local drinking scene: some places might have amazing craft beer bars, others excel at cocktail bars, and some are loaded with wine bars. But whether we’re sinking beers in a basement dive bar or sipping cocktails in the swankiest of hotel bars, we always look for fun, flavour, freshness – and value at every price point.
We update our individual city DRINK Lists regularly, plus whenever there’s a truly spectacular new opening. It could be a mega-hyped destination rooftop bar or a low-key distillery, but if it’s on the list we think it’s awesome, and we reckon you will too. Read on for our booze-swilling, vibe-loving, unashamedly opinionated take on the world’s best bars.
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