The Top 50 Bars In North America

The Top 50 Bars In North America
Courtesy of Time Out Mexico

Taking the top spot is New York's Attaboy.

Attaboy took top honors on the 2022 list of North America's 50 best bars, after being named the 34th best bar worldwide last year.

It was announced in New York on Tuesday evening that North America's 50 Best Bars had been ranked for the first time. As well as publishing The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars, William Reed has compiled the list. There are 29 bars on the new list in the US, 11 in Mexico, eight in Canada, and two in the Caribbean.

Courtesy of Eater NY

"We extend our congratulations to Attaboy, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and we look forward to seeing this legacy continue under Haley Traub's exuberant leadership," Mark Sansom, North America's 50 Best Bars content director, said. “We congratulate all the bars on the inaugural list of North America's 50 Best Bars.”

A new trend for speakeasies was ushered in with the opening of Attaboy in 2012. Michael McIlroy and Sam Ross previously worked at Milk & Honey, which is credited with launching the global speakeasy movement.

Courtesy of Kumiko

A cocktail menu is not available at the bar, which encourages guests to converse with the bartenders in greater detail. In spite of this, Attaboy has still created classic drinks, including Ross's Penicillin and McIlroy's Greenpoint. It has ranked No. 1 on the North American list every year since opening, and is also on The World's 50 Best Bars list.

Besides Attaboy, Mexico City's Handshake Speakeasy and Licoreria Limantour were ranked No. 2 and 3 on North America's 50 Best Bars, respectively. As well as Katana Kitten in New York and Kumiko in Chicago, Toronto's Civil Liberties (No. 10) is the highest-ranking bar in Canada. The Caribbean's first entry was San Juan's La Factoría (No. 12).

Below is a complete list.

  1. Attaboy, New York
  2. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City
  3. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
  4. Katana Kitten, New York
  5. Kumiko, Chicago
  6. Café La Trova, Miami
  7. Baltra Bar, Mexico City
  8. Dante, New York
  9. Thunderbolt, Los Angeles
  10. Civil Liberties, Toronto
  11. Zapote Bar, Playa del Carmen
  12. La Factoría, San Juan
  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, D.C.
  19. Raised by Wolves, 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
  28. Herbs & Rye, Las Vegas
  29. El Pequeño Bar, Montreal
  30. Employees Only, New York
  31. The Dead Rabbit, New York
  32. Broken Shaker, Miami
  33. Friends and Family, Oakland
  34. Death & Co (Los Angeles), Los Angeles
  35. Mace, New York
  36. Death & Co (Denver), 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
  44. Bitter & Twisted, Phoenix
  45. Cloakroom Bar, Montreal
  46. Julep, Houston
  47. Bar Mordecai, Toronto
  48. Teardrop Lounge, Portland
  49. Bar Kismet, Halifax
  50. Genever, Los Angeles
Welcome to the New Rich. Rich Report is a Global Media Company, Focusing on Business, Investing, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Luxury Lifestyle, and Education.