The World's 50 Best Bars 2019 were revealed with pubs from around the world chosen by experts... and not one of them was in Ireland, would you believe!

Last week in London, the World's 50 Best Bars 2019 were revealed with a New York bar named Dante crowned the overall winner.

Chosen by 500 drinks experts, we're pretty shocked that not one of the bars was Irish. Happily, a famous Irish bar in New York did make the list with the wonderful Dead Rabbit, in the Lower East Side, making the cut in at #22.

The United Kindom has ten bars in the top 50, while the United States had seven, with six in New York and one in San Francisco. 

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About Dead Rabbit the World's 50 Best Bars website said:

"An Irish bar for the modern age, Dead Rabbit is, conversely, a classic too. Now in its seventh year, the crowds still flock, feasting on the best Guinness in town and the venue’s famous Irish Coffee.

"If owners Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon’s intentions were to recreate Irish pub hospitality in New York, they were triumphant, but Dead Rabbit can go up the gears too. Climb the stairs to the Parlour and you’ll see why bar manager Jillian Vose is one of the most respected cocktail makers in the USA.

"The drinks lists are always vast, but each cocktail is a masterclass in the harmonizing of ingredients.

"The bar’s famous comic-book menus are something to behold and have evolved further this year, taking the Rabbit character into a darker realm. So this is a bar but also a brand, with extensions, now running to merchandise, whiskey, action figures and also a film.  Since last year, the bar’s knocked through to next door, doubling its size."

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Sadly, the New York bar dropped from its 2018 ranking of #16.

We're delighted they got a mention on the list but we're still surprised not one bar in Ireland made the list. 

The overall winner, Dante, in New York, first opened its doors in 1915. It is owned by two Australians and is described as a "Greenwich Village Italian-style aperitivo bar". It jumped eight placed from 2018 to win the coveted top spot.

The awards organizers said, "Dante serves superb coffee and cocktails, as well as high-quality food, becoming an international drinks destination at the same time as retaining a buzzing neighborhood bar vibe."

Here's a rundown of the top ten bars in the world: 

1. Dante, New York

2. Connaught Bar, London

3. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires

4. The NoMad, New York

5. American Bar, London

6. The Clumsies, Athens

7. Attaboy, New York

8. Atlas, Singapore

9. The Old Man, Hong Kong

10. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City.

Check out a full list of the winners here.

What bar in Ireland would you have liked to see make the list? Let us know in the comments section below.

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