NoMad Bar, an icon in the City
Located in New York, like the Dead Rabbit, in fifth place on the list, the NoMad Bar of the homonymous hotel, also awarded as the best bar in North America. Although it opened its doors only in 2014, in response to the overwhelming demand created immediately after the opening of the NoMad Hotel two years earlier, the bar has already become an icon and one of the essential venues in the city, with an appeal undoubtedly more lounge, regal and at the same time urban than the two that precede it in the standings.
It incorporates the original Elephant Bar, adjacent to the hotel's restaurant, but features an independent entrance on West 28th Street, just east of Broadway, and a large hall surrounded by galleries where mahogany is the master. Is in a tavern of yesteryear but with all the elegance of a large hotel, Leo Robitschek, the award-winning director of the bar, creates maxi-format cocktails, even for eight or ten people, with his personal re-elaborations of Sherry Cobbler, Whiskey Smash and Zombies.
And for the fourth position of the ranking we return to London, Mayfair, with the Connaught Bar, born in less than a decade and already a classic, thanks to the direction of one of the most decorated bartenders in the world, Agostino Perrone, whose Bloody Mary has long been a benchmark in the industry. Elegant, with an atmosphere, so solid in its classicism that not even the recent renovation, curated by the Parisian architect India Mahdavi, has damaged its style - ending, indeed, to increase its charm -, has a list that includes the best cocktails ever made in the last two centuries. An environment and a card that is joined by the opportunity to meet a wide variety of guests from all over the world, with tastes not too different from their own: enough to make it really not surprising that Connaught is yet another example of a bar, present in a hotel, to have reached the top of the World's 50 Bars 2017.