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Hamish Smith talks to Javier de las Muelas, owner of Dry Martini in Barcelona

A View from the City: Novosibirsk

Vladislav Musienko, CEO and barkeeper of Friends cocktail bar, tells Hamish Smith about Novosibirsk's bar scene

City Guide: Quito

Ecuador’s capital may be better known for its coffee than its cocktails, but the scene is hotting up. JAQ BAYLES reports from the city

A View from the City: Cologne

Hamish Smith catches up with Cocktailkunst founder and CEO Stephan Hinz about Cologne's bar scene.

The Warren Column: Representative or not

Brand ambassadors often find their way into the job without having enough background. Jan Warren asks Tim Cooper for some words of wisdom

The Engager

Hamish Smith has dinner with Bek Narzi, the barman and entrepreneur with a glint in his eye.

Canadian Chick swoops to take Beefeater Crown

Pernod Ricard has announced Evelyn Chick from Harbord Room bar in Toronto, Canada as the winner of the 2015 Beefeater MIXLDN Cocktail Competition.

The World's 50 Best Selling Classic Cocktails 2016

We asked 100 of the world's best bars to rank their top ten best-selling classics. Here are the results.

Highest open-air champagne bar launches

Lebua Hotel & Resorts has collaborated with Pernod Ricard’s Perrier-Jouët to open what it claims to be the highest open-air champagne bar in the world.

A View from the City: Istanbul

Hamish Smith speaks to Ibrahim Bulut, bartender at Hudson Cocktail Bar, about Istanbul's bar scene 

Annual Report: Beer Top 10

In our last category, we take a look at the best-selling beer in the world's best bars.

Annual Report: Champagne Top 10

In the latest instalment of the World's 50 Best Bars Annual Report, we delve into the best-selling and top trending Champagnes.

Annual Report: Tonic Water and Water Top 10s

What water and tonic water do they stock at the world's best bars? Here are our top tens.

Annual Report: Liqueurs Top 10

Next up we have the best-selling and top trending liqueurs in the world's best bars.

Annual Report: World Whiskies Top 10

Next up in our Annual Report, we look at the World Whiskies that performed best in our poll of 100 of the best bars in the world. 

Annual Report: Tequila Top 10

What are the top tequilas at the world's best bars? Here are our best-selling and top trending lists. 

Annual Report: Gin Top 10

In this edition of the World's 50 Best Bars Annual Report we delve into the gin brands that performed best in 2015

Annual Report: US Whiskey Top 10

US whiskey is booming, but which brands have cracked it in the world's best bars? Here are our top 10s.

Annual Report: Vodka Top 10

Vodka is next up in our top-ten best selling and top trending lists. 

Annual Report: Brandy Top 10

Today we concentrate on the top 10 brandies in the World's 50 Best Bars Annual Report. 

Annual Report: Rum Top 10

In today's instalment of the World's 50 Best Bars Annual Report we see which rums are the best-selling and the top trending in the world's best bars.

Annual Report: Top 10 Best Selling Scotch

Next up in the World's 50 Best Bars Annual Report we delve into spirits categories. So which Scotch whiskies are the best-selling and the top trending in the world's best bars?

Annual Report: Bartenders' Choice Top 10

So, now we know The World’s 50 Best Bars 2015, it’s time to take stock. The World’s 50 Best Bars Annual Report does just that – it tells us the buying habits and cocktail trends of the best bars in the world.

Annual Report: How We Did It

The World's 50 Best Bars Annual Report 2016 has launched. This article explains how we carried out the survey and collated the results.

Making a Stir

In the latest of our articles on the next cocktails to make a stir in the bar world,  World’s 50 Best Bars editor Hamish Smith catches up with Imperial Craft owner Bar Shira, who has entered his drink, 'El Camello...Loco', into Bacardi Legacy 2016.

One night in Dublin

World's 50 Best Bars editor Hamish Smith provides a run down of the top cocktail spots in Dublin

Rhythm King

The world’s best bar, Artesian, has a new leader in Pip Hanson. Hamish smith finds out where the bar is headed post Alex Kratena

The Nurturer

Hamish Smith talks to Edmund Weil, owner of Nightjar and Oriole, about what makes his bars a flying success

Hakkasan head sommelier is taster of the year

Tobias Brauweiler MS, head sommelier at the London restaurant Hakkasan (Hanway Place), has won the first ever Taster of the Year award.

The Warren Column: Free food bites the dust

Bars used to offer free food along with drinks but over the years the practice has petered out, bar guru Jan Warren assesses why

The opportunist

Hamish smith hooks up with the Worship Street Whistling Shop’s Thomas Aske

Exclusive: American to bring Japanese style to Artesian

Japanese-influenced American bartender Phillip 'Pip' Hanson has been appointed head bartender at the four-time winner of The World’s 50 Bet Bars, Artesian.

A View from the City: Kuala Lumpur

Hamish Smith speaks to Karl Too, Kuala Lumpur bartender and owner of Omakase + Appreciate about the Malaysian city's bar industry

Bacardi Legacy names its Three Most Promising

Bacardi has named its three most promising bartenders in its Bacardi Legacy Cocktail competition. 

Savoy’s Schofield named Beefeater MIXLDN UK champion

Joe Schofield from American Bar and Beaufort Bar at The Savoy is the national champion of the UK 2015 Beefeater MIXLDN Competition. 

Jose Cuervo names its Don of Tequila

Japanese bartender Koji Esashi has been named Jose Cuervo’s next Don of Tequila following the first global competition of its kind. 

Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge UK Winner announced

Buxton bartender Mancháin Monaghan of Monk bar is the UK winner of Angostura’s Global Cocktail Challenge.

Exclusive: Kratena and Caporale leave Artesian

Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale have left Artesian. Hamish smith gets the exclusive low-down on what follows the world's best bar.

The Warren Column: A world of bars

Cocktail guru Jan Warren shares a travelogue of his cocktail adventures

Master graftsman

Hamish Smith finds in Charles Joly a man who doesn’t make compromises – but does make great bars

Ballinger takes Buffalo Trace UK crown

Joe Ballinger of Berry and Rye in Liverpool was named Buffalo Trace UK champion yesterday, after winning the national final in Lexington, Kentucky.

View from the City: Cape Town

South Africa's Cape Town is a work in progress on the cocktail scene, freelance bartender Nick Koumbarakis tells us why

World's 50 Best Bars 2015 e-magazine launches

The World's 50 Best Bars 2015 annual is now available as an e-magazine.

London takes 24hr Bar Build crown

Team London triumphed over Paris, New York and Singapore to win the 24hr Bar Build Challenge in London on Saturday.

Bar Convent Berlin: 20% more visitors

Bar Convent Berlin organisers claim attendances were up 20% this year along with a 30% increase in exhibitors.

Bar Convent Berlin opens

The Bar Convent, the trade show for the bar and beverage industry in Europe opens in Berlin today (October 6).

22nd Cocktail Challenge results announced

This year was Drinks International’s 22nd Cocktail Challenge, making it one of the longest running cocktail competitions in the world.

Artesian's Balazs Molnar named Botran Rookie Cup winner

Balazs Molnar of Artesian was named the first European winner of Botran’s Rookie Cup at the La Terraza de Oscar in Madrid this week.  

The Warren Column: Tiki’s Back- again

Cocktail guru Jan Warren ponders what makes Tiki such an enduring favourite

Murder on the Dancefloor

Having all the subtlety of a Bee Gees bouffant, the cocktails of the 70s were perhaps the least likely contenders for a comeback. Yet Hamish Smith finds otherwise