North America’s 50 Best Bars 2022 & 2023

There have only been two years of North America’s 50 Best Bars so far, and they haven’t published the 51-100 lists yet, but I’ve compiled what they’ve got so far. While they publish the names of the voting regions, they don’t publish the exact boundaries. Therefore, I’ve had to guess what region a city falls in – it’s usually obvious, but not always.

I finally found a way to embed all the data directly onto the site but it does lose it’s color coding – if you want to see that, head to the original Google Doc here. You can sort by any column heading to see the list for that year. Average is simply the sum of their ranks divided by the number of times they’ve been on the list.

As always, bar rankings are based on data from The World’s 50 Best Bars – I am not affiliated with The World’s 50 Best Bars or William Reed Ltd.

BarCityVoting RegionTimes on ListAverage Rank20222023Visited
Double Chicken PleaseNew York CityUSA Northeast29171Oct 2022
Handshake SpeakeasyMexico CityMexico and the Caribbean2222
Katana KittenNew York CityUSA Northeast2443Oct 2022
Licorería LimantourMexico CityMexico and the Caribbean2434
Jewel of the SouthNew OrleansUSA South215245
DanteNew York CityUSA Northeast2786Oct 2022
OverstoryNew York CityUSA Northeast217277
KumikoChicagoUSA Midwest2758
Café La TrovaMiamiUSA South2869
ThunderboltLos AngelesUSA West210910
Zapote BarPlaya del CarmenMexico and the Caribbean2111111
Civil LibertiesTorontoCanada East2111012
AttaboyNew York CityUSA Northeast27113
Employees OnlyNew York CityUSA Northeast2223014Oct 2022
Bar PompetteTorontoCanada East115100015
Baltra BarMexico CityMexico and the Caribbean212716
RayoMexico CityMexico and the Caribbean117100017
MaceNew York CityUSA Northeast2273518
Botanist BarVancouverCanada West119100019
Hanky PankyMexico CityMexico and the Caribbean2181620
El Gallo AltaneroGuadalajaraMexico and the Caribbean2212121
Sabina SabeOaxacaMexico and the Caribbean2212022
ArcaTulumMexico and the Caribbean2303723
La FactoríaSan JuanMexico and the Caribbean2181224
Café de NadieMexico CityMexico and the Caribbean2201525
Kaito del ValleMexico CityMexico and the Caribbean2201326
Herbs & RyeLas VegasUSA West2282827July 2016Jan 2023
Pacific Cocktail HavenSan FranciscoUSA West128100028Feb 2020
Martiny’sNew York CityUSA Northeast129100029
Death & Co (Los Angeles)Los AngelesUSA West2323430
SelvaOaxacaMexico and the Caribbean2272231
Atwater Cocktail ClubMontrealCanada East132100032Feb 2019
Service BarWashington D.C.USA Northeast2261833Mar 2018
Sweet LibertyMiamiUSA South2241434
Cloakroom BarMontrealCanada East2404535Feb 2019
CureNew OrleansUSA South136100036
MotherTorontoCanada East2383837
Milk RoomChicagoUSA Midwest138100038Apr 2018
Maison PremiereNew York CityUSA Northeast139100039
Aruba Day DrinkTijuanaMexico and the Caribbean140100040
Bar Leather ApronHonoluluUSA West2424241
Yacht ClubDenverUSA West142100042
Bar MordecaiTorontoCanada East2454743
The Dead RabbitNew York CityUSA Northeast2383144Oct 2022
AllegoryWashington D.C.USA Northeast145100045
Clover ClubNew York CityUSA Northeast2454346Oct 2022
BrujasMexico CityMexico and the Caribbean147100047
Platform 18PhoenixUSA West148100048
YoungbloodSan DiegoUSA West149100049
Milady’sNew York CityUSA Northeast150100050
ABVSan FranciscoUSA West139391000Feb 2016Feb 2023
Amor y AmargoNew York CityUSA Northeast123231000Oct 2022
Bar KismetHalifaxCanada East149491000
Bar RavalTorontoCanada East141411000
Bitter & TwistedPhoenixUSA West144441000
Broken ShakerMiamiUSA South132321000
Dear IrvingNew York CityUSA Northeast126261000
Death & Co (Denver)DenverUSA West136361000
El FloriditaHavanaMexico and the Caribbean140401000
El Pequeño BarMontrealCanada East129291000
Friends and FamilyOaklandUSA West133331000
GeneverLos AngelesUSA West150501000
JulepHoustonUSA South146461000
Raised by WolvesSan DiegoUSA West119191000
Teardrop LoungePortlandUSA West148481000
The Keefer BarVancouverCanada West125251000