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Only one bar in India makes the list of top 15 bars in the world according to travellers! *Hic*
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There aren't many things that make a person happier than drinks and great music. Credit: Miss Rhyne

I recently read a quote that said that you leave behind bits of yourself wherever you travel. Going by the same logic, I must have left behind my entire self in several bars of the world. My cultural education on an alien land is incomplete without visiting their drinking places, because that's precisely where you find the indigenous people at their most honest and vulnerable selves. Bars and pubs tell you a lot about the status quo of a particular location if you listen close enough.

Travellers are the most earnest culturists, hence their motive while entering a bar is not solely to drink and make merry but to truly understand the nature of that state. Based on these factors, we've come down to a comprehensive list of the best 15 bars in the world according to travellers all across the world.

Start updating your bucket list, for here they are ranked from 1 to 15:

Photos of Artesian Bar, Portland Place, London, United Kingdom 1/1 by Prateek Dham

Widely regarded as the "best bar in the world", Artesian is class apart. With, arguably, the politest staff in any bar of the world, you can get a table here without needing prior reservation. Prices are expectedly on the higher side, but they aptly compensate for the dreamy ambience.

Must-have on the menu: Partisan Pale Ale beer and Fish Soup

Price: £65 for two

Address: Hotel The Langham Regent Street 1C Portland Place, London

Contact: +44 20 7636 1000

Read about other things to do in London here.

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Photos of The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, Water Street, New York, NY, United States 1/1 by Prateek Dham

Known for its arsenal of 72 historically-accurate cocktails contrived by bartenders dating back to the the 19th Century, The Dead Rabbit is frequently identified as one of the best bars in the world owing to its ambience, food, and most importantly its wide variety of drinks.

Must-have on the menu: Luxardo Sambuca cocktail and Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Price: $80 for two

Address: 30 Water Street, New York, NY 10004

Contact: (646) 422-7906

Here's a complete itinerary for New York.

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Photos of The Baxter Inn, Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1/1 by Prateek Dham

Funnily, this place originally gained prominence owing to its out-of-the-world pretzels. And it was only eventually that people realised that the vintage-looking The Baxter Inn serves some of best scotch whiskeys in Australia. Their Macallan (12-year) and Laphroig (18-year) are must haves.

Must-have on the menu: Pretzels and Whiskey, together

Price: A$60 for two

Address: Basement, 152-156 Clarence Street, CBD, Sydney, NSW

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Photos of Nightjar, City Road, London, United Kingdom 1/1 by Prateek Dham

The Nightjar's variety of cocktails and mocktails are enviable to say the least, and add quality live Jazz music to the equation and the atmosphere becomes perfect for a romantic night out. Ask for the Bartender's Choice and they'll whip up something extraordinary for you each time.

Must-have on the menu: Bombay White Label gin and Anchovies

Price: £70 for two

Address: 129 City Rd, London EC1V 1JB, UK

Contact: +44 20 7253 4101

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Photos of 28 HongKong Street Singapore 1/1 by Prateek Dham

A few of my friends who had just come back from a vacation in Singapore, told me that they could permanently move to the city just to drink at this bar every night. From a hidden entrance to the finest selection of old hip hop, 28 HongKong Street has an unbelievable vibe.

Must-have on the menu: Double Barreled Martinez and Rum Roulette

Price: $59 for two

Address: 28 Hongkong St, Singapore 059667

Contact: +65 8318 0328

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Photos of Employees Only, Hudson Street, New York, NY, United States 1/1 by Prateek Dham

If you are in New York City and do not visit this bar on your club-hopping spree, it'll be a pity because it is bound to be the highlight of your evening. With extremely knowledgable but helpful bartenders, Employees Only is a must-visit for many more reasons.

Must-have on the menu: Bacon Wrapped Lamb Chops and Bone Marrow Poppers

Price: $100 for two

Address: 510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854

Contact: +1 212-242-3021

Here's a complete itinerary on New York.

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Photos of Dandelyan, Upper Ground, London, United Kingdom 1/1 by Prateek Dham

Seldom would you enter a cocktail bar anywhere in the world where the waiting staff take such pride in being as learned when it comes to their menu as at this place. They first humbly educate their guests and then accommodate them only if the guests wish to be here. Dandelyan is a swanky riverside place with pink banquettes and a green marble bar.

Must-have on the menu: Concrete Sazerac and Dynasty (cocktails)

Price: £60 for two

Address: 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD, UK

Contact: +44 20 3747 1063

Photos of The Clumsies, Praxitelous, Athens, Greece 1/1 by Prateek Dham

The people at The Clumsies are anything but clumsy. They know exactly what customers want in their drinks and what they like listening to while enjoying them. Being located in the heart of Athens, it is usually very busy, but there are plenty of helpful waiters to keep you entertained.

Must-have on the menu: Celtic forest (cocktail)

Price: € 20 for two

Address: 30 Praxitelous, Athens 105 61, Greece

Contact: +30 21 0323 2682

Here's a trip on why Athens is a paradise for travellers.

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Photos of American Bar, Strand, London, United Kingdom 1/1 by Prateek Dham

If there's a Jazz pianist in the house, that's half the battle won. And at the legendary art deco American Bar in London, a great live pianist plays for you every night while you enjoy quintessential classic American cocktails in a dreamy ambience. Cheers!

Must-have on the menu: Earl Grey draft beer and sliders

Price: £80 for two

Address: : Covent Garden, The Savoy Hotel, 100 Strand, London WC2R 0EZ, UK

Contact: +44 20 7836 4343

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Photos of Licorería Limantour, Avenida Álvaro Obregón, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico 1/1 by Prateek Dham

Mexico's bars know their drinks, and Licoreria is the icing on the rich cake. Widely regarded as the best bar in the entire South American region, this place concocts some of the best shooters you would ever have in your life. They are meticulously crafted and hence don't come cheap. The music is peppy and the staff warm.

Must-have on the menu: Mr. Pink and Barry Collins (cocktails)

Price: 400 pesos for two

Address: Av. Álvaro Obregón 106, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Contact: +52 55 5264 4122

If you're thinking of visiting the place, you can read more on Mexico City.

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Photos of The Broken Shaker, Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States 1/1 by Prateek Dham

This romantic watering hole is a surprisingly cosy bar in the happening city of Miami. Their inventive drinks and a large backyard do away with any apprehension you may have once you are inside. The Broken Shaker's servings are also outstanding.

Must-have on the menu: General Gui's Chicken and Hey Mamey

Price: $25 for two

Address: 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA

Contact: +1 305-531-2727

Here's an itinerary for Miami you can trust.

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Photos of AER, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 1/1 by Prateek Dham

One of the best bars in the world, and the best bar in our country, Aer can be on this list on the basis of its "outworldly" ambience alone. Mumbai is the city of dreams and you have a 360 view of this dream while enjoying delicious cocktails and a variety of drinks at this sky-bar.

Must-have on the menu: Chicken Tikka Pizza and beer

Price: ₹4,000 for two

Address: Four Seasons Hotel, 1/136, E Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai

Contact: 022 2481 8444

There's a lot more to Mumbai than this, read up more on the maximum city.

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Photos of Candelaria, Rue de Saintonge, Paris, France 1/1 by Prateek Dham

A bar with a city view of Paris? Yes please! Candelaria is one of the most romantic bars in the city of love, and that's saying a lot in itself. The entrance is hidden as an anonymous white door and that only adds to the exotic experience of this place. Good music, great cocktails and empathetic waiters make this a must-visit.

Must-have on the menu: Carnitas taco and cocktails

Price: € 20 for two

Address: 52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France

Contact: +33 1 42 74 41 28

This is the best itinerary on Paris to help you plan your visit.

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Photos of Speak Low, Fuxing Middle Road, Shanghai, China 1/1 by Prateek Dham

The ultra-busy Speak Low is hidden behind a secret door in a bartending equipment shop on the street. Hence you need someone local to be able to guide you to this exquisite bar. As soon as you enter, the place opens up to four mega floors of complete craziness. The interesting part is, prices get costlier with each progressing floor.

Must-have on the menu: Banana Fostered Fashioned with banana-infused Bacardi

Price: ¥ 180 for two

Address: 579 Fuxing Middle Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000

Contact: +86 21 6416 0133

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Photos of Central Station, Beirut, Lebanon 1/1 by Prateek Dham

One of the best bars in Asia, Central Station packs a punch courtesy of its famous punch cocktails. You will actually be delightfully surprised to find such a classy bar in Lebanon, which is loaded with upscale whiskeys from around the world apart from their trademark cocktails. Your Lebanon visit can't be complete without a visit here.

Must-have on the menu: The locally made Rose wine

Price: LBP 120000 for two

Address: Tyan Building, Armenia Street, Mar Mikhael, Beirut

Contact: 71 736737

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