Artesian in London Retains Title of World’s Best Bar

By Paul Joseph

The Artesian cocktail bar in London, helmed by mixologists Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale, has reclaimed its title as the world’s best bar for a fourth consecutive year.

Located at The Langham hotel on Regent Street, the bar retained top billing at Drinks International’s annual competition—The World’s 50 Best Bars.

Claiming to house the city's largest collection of rums, The Artesian has gained a formidable reputation among cocktail aficionados around the world.

Its latest menu, called “Surrealism,” was inspired by Salvador Dali’s “Les Diners de Gala” and involves cocktails served in giant copper ant structures that are set alight and spritzed with perfume.

Artesian, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog (New York), and Nightjar (London) all retained their rankings as the world’s top three bars.

London dominated the survey, with nine of its bars featuring in the top 50, while new York came in with eight wins.

The Artesian Bar opened in 2007.

By Paul Joseph