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The World's 50 Best Bar awards have named New York's Dead Rabbit as 2016's number one, but London takes the prize as the city with the most seeded drinking establishments. Highest for London and the UK was The American Bar in the capital's Savoy hotel.

Along with nine London bars, Edinburgh's Bramble means the UK took a fifth of the places on the prestigious ranking. The top 10 is dominated by London and New York with the UK capital taking five of the top spots - the only other city in the top 10 is Athens, represented at number nine by The Clumsies.

There are 11 new entries on the list with London's The Gibson the highest newcomer at number six. Singapore's cocktail culture continues to grow with three entries on the list including newcomer Operation Dagger.

The list is chosen by an academy of 476 members from 57 different countries, and produced by leading drinks magazine, Drinks International. The awards took place in London's Spitalfields, with industry figures and celebrities in attendance.

The first place bar, New York's Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, gives the Big Apple its first crown since 2011. Dead Rabbit first appeared on the list in 2013 and had spent the last two years hanging in second place.

The World's 50 Best Bars

  1. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, New York
  2. The American Bar, London
  3. Dandelyan, London
  4. The Connaught Bar, London
  5. Attaboy, New York
  6. The Gibson, London
  7. Employees Only, New York
  8. Nomad Bar, New York
  9. The Clumsies, Athens
  10. Happiness Forgets, London
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  11. Manhattan, Singapore
  12. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
  13. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City
  14. 28 HongKong Street, Singapore
  15. Speak Low, Shanghai
  16. The Broken Shaker, Miami
  17. Candelaria, Paris
  18. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam
  19. Nightjar, London
  20. Maison Premiere, New York
  21. Operation Dagger, Singapore
  22. Black Pearl, Melbourne
  23. High Five, Tokyo
  24. Little Red Door, Paris
  25. Linje Tio, Stockholm
  26. Central Station, Beirut
  27. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong
  28. Mace, New York
  29. Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
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  30. Bar Termini, London
  31. La Factoria, Old San Juan
  32. Oriole, London
  33. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome
  34. Dante, New York
  35. Trick Dog, San Francisco
  36. ABV, San Francisco
  37. The Walker Inn, Los Angeles
  38. Nottingham Forest, Milan
  39. Aviary, Chicago
  40. Baba au Rum, Athens
  41. Quinary, Hong Kong
  42. Himkok, Oslo
  43. Lost + Found, Nicosia
  44. Ruby, Copenhagen
  45. PDT, New York
  46. Bulletin Place, Sydney
  47. Bramble, Edinburgh
  48. Callooh Callay, London
  49. Floreria Altantico, Buenos Aires
  50. Buck & Breck, Berlin