Now in its ninth year, the prestigious awards ranked Sydney bar The Baxter Inn at number 45 in the world. Melbourne's Black Pearl came in 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.
London again proved the most represented city in the list, honoured with eight top 50 placings. The World's 50 Best Bars awards is voted by a group of over 500 industry experts from across 55 countries.