Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

London's Bartenders Shake Up the World

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

London's Bartenders Shake Up the World

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Byline: Lizzie Edmonds

LONDON cocktail bar Artesian has been named the best in the world for an unprecedented fourth year in a row -- and another four bars in the capital have made the top 10.

Old Street's Nightjar came in at No 3 in the World's 50 Best Bars Awards, just behind New York's Dead Rabbit, with The American Bar at the Savoy, Happiness Forgets in Hoxton and the Connaught Bar at the Connaught Hotel all also named in the top 10 at a ceremony in Spitalfields last night.

Alex Kratena, 34, and Simone Caporale, 28, are head bartenders at the Artesian at the Langham Hotel. Mr Kratena said: "It is always nice to win awards like this that have so much recognition in the industry. But for us, the public are the real critics. They are the ones we work so hard to impress and to wow every day."

Hoxton's White Lyan, Beaufort Bar on the Strand, 69 Colebrooke Row in Islington, and Dandelyan on the South Bank also made the top 50. …

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