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.
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:
Double Chicken Please, New York
Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City
Connaught Bar, London
Little Red Door, Paris
Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
Tayēr + Elementary, London
Tres Monos, Buenos Aires
BKK Social Club, Bangkok
Jigger & Pony, Singapore
Maybe Sammy, Sydney
Salmon Guru, Madrid
Overstory, New York
Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar, Bangkok
Coa, Hong Kong
Drink Kong, Rome
Hanky Panky, Mexico City
Caretaker’s Cottage, Melbourne
Café La Trova, Miami
Baba au Rum, Athens
CoChinChina, Buenos Aires
Katana Kitten, New York
Satan’s Whiskers, London
Wax On, Berlin
Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires
Röda Huset, Stockholm
Sago House, Singapore
Freni e Frizioni, Rome
Argo, Hong Kong
A Bar With Shapes for a Name, London
The SG Club, Tokyo
Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
The Cambridge Public House, Paris
Panda & Sons, Edinburgh
Mimi Kakushi, Dubai
Scarfes Bar, London
Baltra Bar, Mexico City
Locale Firenze, Florence
The Clumsies, Athens
Jewel of the South, New Orleans
Galaxy Bar, Dubai
For more information, visit www.worlds50bestbars.com