Unique Buenos Aires Bar takes out a top award
Arroyo 872, Buenos Aires
Once a year the worlds top bars are ranked. It is a list that celebrates the best of the international drinks industry. Now in its 10th year, The World’s 50 Best Bars provides an annual ranking of bars as voted for by more than 500 drinks experts from across the globe. The list represents the ultimate international guide to the world’s top bars and drinking destinations.
The 2018 list was revealed on Wednesday 3rd October at the drinks industry’s most prestigious and highly anticipated night of the year, The World’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony, which took place at the Roundhouse in London, UK.
The World’s 50 Best Bars awards is an evening of international celebration, bringing together the best bartending talent from around the globe, with a live countdown of the list, culminating in the announcement of The World’s Best Bar. Discover all the 2018 award winners and explore the bars in the new list of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 and the 51-100 list.
In South America, the winner was a one stand out bar in Buenos Aires called Floreria Atlantico.
Though phone boxes, bookshelves and hidden doors do a good trade in speakeasy entrances, a florist has to be up there on originality. That’s where you’ll find the doorway to Florería Atlantico and, once through, stairs descended, a Latin take on a speakeasy lies in wait. But like many of the best interpretations of American bar concepts, Florería Atlantico brings its own history and culture to bear.
Based near the docks of Buenos Aires, it tells the story of the immigrants who arrived in waves from the Old and New Worlds. The bar’s décor and drinks continue this narrative, telling the stories of the American bartenders who brought the culture of cocktails, the English and the Dutch with their gin and genever, the Italians with their Amari, the Cubans with rum, the Peruvians and their pisco, the beer from Germany, the anise from the Turks, and the wine from the Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Aline Vargas and Renato Giovannoni’s Floreria Atlantico – the Best Bar in South America, sponsored by Asahi – is a liquid homage to the richness of immigration.