The Playmaker
Let's play
  • It's Sunday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Melbourne
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?

This Melbourne Bar Has Been Named as One of the World's 50 Best Bars for 2017

Black Pearl and Sydney's Baxter Inn both took out awards at the awards in London last night.
By Libby Curran
October 06, 2017
By Libby Curran
October 06, 2017

Australia might be working through a few issues, but delivering top-shelf world-class cocktail bars sure ain't one of them, as again proved at last night's World's 50 Best Bars awards in London.

Now in its ninth year, the prestigious awards ranked Melbourne's iconic Black Pearl at number 22, the same spot it claimed in 2016's list. This year, however, the bar backed it up with a few extra accolades, scooping the gong for Best Bar in Australasia and honoured with the title of Legend of the List, for its efforts in making the cut each year the awards have been held.

Sydney bar The Baxter Inn also made a return to the list, this time clocking in at number 45 and rounding out the Australian contingent.

Taking out top spot, along with the title of Best Bar in Europe, was The American Bar at London's Savoy Hotel. This is a win for us Aussies also — the international cocktail icon just announced it'll take over The Black Pearl and Sydney's Eau De Vie for a series of pop-ups later this month.

London again proved the most represented city in the list, honoured with eight top 50 placings. The World's 50 Best Bars awards are decided by a group of over 500 industry experts from across 55 countries.

Published on October 06, 2017 by Libby Curran

Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x
Counter Pixel