NewsNYC’s Attaboy Named North America’s Best Bar

NYC’s Attaboy Named North America’s Best Bar


New York’s Attaboy has been named North America’s Best Bar by 50 Best Bars. The Lower East Side watering hole beat out stiff competition from venues actually ranked higher on the 2021 World’s 50 Best Bars list

Last night, the inaugural list of North America’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, was announced at a live awards at Capitale in New York. The new annual ranking features bars from across North America.

Founded by cocktail legends Sam Ross and Michael McIlroy, Attaboy honors its predecessor, Milk & Honey. The bar team, led by Haley Traub, salutes the late Sasha Petraske with incomparable, bespoke drinks experiences.

Mexico City’s Handshake Speakeasy (No.2) claims the title of Best Bar in Mexico. Toronto’s Civil Liberties (No.10) wins Best Bar in Canada, while Puerto Rico’s La Factoría (No.12) earns Best Bar in the Caribbean.

“We tip our hats to Attaboy, now celebrating 10 illustrious years,” said Mark Sansom, Content Director for North America’s 50 Best Bars. “Under Haley Traub’s exuberant leadership, we see this legacy shining brightly into the future. We commend all the bars on North America’s 50 Best Bars’ inaugural list.”

North America’s 50 Best Bars 2022

1. Attaboy, New York City (Best Bar in North America, Best Bar in Northeast USA)
2. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City (Best Bar in Mexico)
3. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
4. Katana Kitten, New York
5. Kumiko, Chicago (Best Bar in Midwest USA)
6. Café La Trova, Miami (Best Bar in South USA)
7. Baltra Bar, Mexico City
8. Dante, New York
9. Thunderbolt, Los Angeles (Best Bar in West USA)
10. Civil Liberties, Toronto (Best Bar in Canada)
11. Zapote Bar, Playa Del Carmen (London Essence Best New Opening)
12. La Factoria, San Juan (Best Bar in the Caribbean)
13. Kaito del Valle, Mexico City
14. Sweet Liberty, Miami
15. Café de Nadie, Mexico City
16. Hanky Panky, Mexico City
17. Double Chicken Please, New York
18. Service Bar, Washington DC
19. Raised by Wolvs, San Diego
20. Sabina Sabe, Oaxaca
21. El Gallo Altanero, Guadalajara
22. Selva, Oaxaca
23. Amor Y Amargo, New York
24. Jewel of the South, New Orleans
25. The Keefer Bar, Vancouver
26. Dear Irving, New York
27. Overstory, New York (Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award)
28. Herbs & Rye, Las Vegas
29. El Pequeno Bar, Montreal
30. Employees Only, New York City
31. The Dead Rabbit, New York
32. Broken Shaker, Miami
33. Friends & Family, Oakland
34. Death & Co, Los Angeles
35. Mace, New York City (Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu)
36. Death & Co, Denver
37. Arca, Tulum
38. Mother, Toronto
39. ABV, San Francisco
40. El Floridita, Havana
41. Bar Raval, Toronto
42. Bar Leather Apron, Honolulu
43. Clover Club, New York City
44. Bitter & Twisted, Phoenix
45. Cloakroom Bar, Montreal
46. Julep, Houston
47. Bar Mordecai, Toronto
48. Teardrop Lounge, Portland
49. Bar Kismet, Halifax (Ketel One Sustainable Bar)
50. Genever, Los Angeles


Campari One to Watch

The Bamboo Room, Chicago

Altos Bartenders’ Bartender

Masahiro Urushido

Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award

Overstory, New York

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Christina Veira

London Essence Best New Opening

Zapote Bar, Playa del Carmen

Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award

Bar Kismet, Halifax

Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu

Mace, New York

For more information, head over to the World’s 50 Best Bars’ official website.

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