The World’s 50 Best Bars list is out — and Wall Street’s favorite pub nabbed the No. 2 spot

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New York’s The Dead Rabbit is North America’s best bar, according to the World’s 50 Best Bars list.
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For the fourth year running, London’s Artesian maintained its No. 1 status on the World’s 50 Best Bars list.

Organized by Drinks International magazine, the global bar awards ceremony is now in its seventh year. Prior to Artesian’s winning streak, New York’s PDT was the world’s best bar in 2011.

This year’s top 50 spanned 27 cities in 19 countries, with 23 of the chosen bars hailing from Europe and 14 making a strong showing for the US.

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Artesian’s upscale take on the classic “Sex on the Beach.”
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Sitting at No. 2 and earning the title of North America’s best bar is New York’s venerable The Dead Rabbit, an Irish pub located in the Financial District and owned by two Belfast natives. The Wall Street favorite was also voted second best in the world (and best in North America) on the 2014 list.

As for the rest of the top five, it’s a throwdown between London and New York, with London’s Nightjar, New York’s Employees Only, and London’s American Bar nabbing the third, fourth, and fifth spots.

Miami’s treasured The Broken Shaker (a James Beard Award semifinalist) shot up from No. 22 to No. 14, while Chicago’s forward-thinking The Aviary Bar fell from 13th place to 29th.

The awards are based on a poll of more than 400 industry professionals. Each voter names five exemplary bars in order of preference (two must be international) and a single pollster spends months weighting and narrowing the list of bars – which this year numbered 542 – down to the top 50.

Here’s the full World’s 50 Best Bars list:

The Artesian, London Dead Rabbit, New York Nightjar, London Employees Only, New York American Bar, London The Baxter Inn, Sydney 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore Happiness Forgets, London Connaught Bar, London Black Pearl, MelbourneAttaboy, New York Candelaria, Paris High Five, Tokyo Broken Shaker, Miami Canon, Seattle Buck & Breck, Berlin Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv Lobster Bar, Hong Kong Le Lion Bar de Paris, Hamburg, Germany Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome The Clumsies, Athens Maison Premiere, New York Elephant Bar, NoMad Hotel, New York The Everleigh, Melbourne White Lyan, London Beaufort Bar, London Bulletin Place, Sydney Aviary, Chicago Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco Delicatessen, Moscow Door 74, Amsterdam Ruby, Copenhagen Manhattan, Singapore NoMad Bar, NoMad Hotel, New York PDT, New York Mace, New York Quinary, Hong Kong Trick Dog, San Francisco 69 Colebrooke Row, London Dry Martini, Barcelona Schumann’s, Munich Zuma Dubai, DubaiLa Factoria, Old San Juan Nottingham Forest, Milan Tommy’s, San Francisco Lost & Found, Cyprus Little Red Door, Paris Dandelyan, London