Where are the World’s Best Bars? 150 Best Bars Outside the United States
One of the first things visitors do after dropping their bags in the hotel lobby of a place they’ve never been to is ask, “Where’s the bar?” The answer to that question often brings directions to built-in hotel bars, standardized sports bars, or forgettable franchised joints. Then, there are those occasions that lead you to “secret” bars tucked down alleyways or behind nondescript façades, or you happen to find yourself in a landmark hotel that is home to a legendary watering hole.
The Daily Meal set out to find the most iconic bars, famous pubs, and legendary cocktail lounges outside the United States (The Daily Meal will soon reveal its 150 Best Bars in the United States). The list includes dive bars, taverns, and Tiki bars, too. The list does not include nightclubs or establishments that function predominantly as live music venues, though bars that happen to feature live music were considered.