The Dubai bars named among the world's best

The Dubai bars named among the world's best

Mimi Kakushi and Galaxy Bar represent the Middle East on renowned list

The annual list of The World’s 50 Best Bars was unveiled at an awards ceremony in Singapore on Tuesday 17 October 2023. 

Located at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Rikas Group's Mimi Kakushi entered the list at number 40 – also earning the title, 'The Best Bar in The Middle East and Africa' – followed by Tashas Group's Galaxy Bar in DIFC, which landed at number 50.

Galaxy Bar celebrates its third year on the list, coming in at number 45 in the past two years, and earlier this month, it was announced the Dubai-based Ergo made it on to the extended list at number 69.

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Galaxy Bar founder and CEO Natasha Sideris said: "The World’s 50 Best is a phenomenal organisation. To be recognised and placed among the top global leaders for three consecutive years is an honour, and I'm immensely grateful to everyone who has contributed to our success, from our devoted guests to the dedicated team at Galaxy Bar. 

"I couldn't be prouder, and we look forward to continuing to grow and innovate to provide the best bar experience for our guests."


Held in Asia for the first time in its history, the ceremony celebrated the excellence of the international hospitality beverage sector, paying tribute to the bar owners and mixologists shaping cocktail culture around the world.

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2023 features bars from 28 cities, with Barcelona’s Sips crowned The World’s Best Bar.

William Drew, 50 Best director of content, said: “At 50 Best, we take great pride in highlighting the unparalleled diversity of the global bar industry and we extend our sincere congratulations to each bar that has earned a place on this illustrious ranking.”

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2023:

  1. Sips, Barcelona

  2. Double Chicken Please, New York

  3. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City

  4. Paradiso, Barcelona

  5. Connaught Bar, London

  6. Little Red Door, Paris

  7. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City

  8. Tay─ôr + Elementary, London

  9. Alquímico, Cartagena

  10. Himkok, Oslo

  11. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires

  12. Line, Athens

  13. BKK Social Club, Bangkok

  14. Jigger & Pony, Singapore

  15. Maybe Sammy, Sydney

  16. Salmon Guru, Madrid

  17. Overstory, New York

  18. Zest, Seoul

  19. Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar, Bangkok

  20. Coa, Hong Kong

  21. Drink Kong, Rome

  22. Hanky Panky, Mexico City

  23. Caretaker’s Cottage, Melbourne

  24. Café La Trova, Miami

  25. Baba au Rum, Athens

  26. CoChinChina, Buenos Aires

  27. Katana Kitten, New York

  28. Satan’s Whiskers, London

  29. Wax On, Berlin

  30. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires

  31. Röda Huset, Stockholm

  32. Sago House, Singapore

  33. Freni e Frizioni, Rome

  34. Argo, Hong Kong

  35. A Bar With Shapes for a Name, London

  36. The SG Club, Tokyo

  37. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo

  38. The Cambridge Public House, Paris

  39. Panda & Sons, Edinburgh

  40. Mimi Kakushi, Dubai

  41. Scarfes Bar, London

  42. 1930, Milan

  43. Carnaval, Lima

  44. L’Antiquario, Naples

  45. Baltra Bar, Mexico City

  46. Locale Firenze, Florence

  47. The Clumsies, Athens

  48. Atlas, Singapore

  49. Jewel of the South, New Orleans

  50. Galaxy Bar, Dubai

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