best european cocktail bars

Big 7 Travel has picked out Europe’s best cocktail bars; the places with the world class mixologists, the spectacularly plush decor and drinks that will take your breath away.

While beer accounts for a large percentage (37%) of alcohol sold across Europe, spirits are close behind, with 25% of the market share. Europe’s cocktail industry is booming, with creative bartenders behind some of the continent’s most exciting speakeasies and classic cocktail lounges.

Dogma (Antwerp, Belgium) came in at No.1, with Pharmarium (Stockholm, Sweden) at No.2 and Cash Only (Prague, Czech Republic) taking No.3.

With social media playing a huge part in food and drinks trends (a search for ‘cocktail’ on Instagram returns more than 10.7million hashtags), bars are going above and beyond to have cocktails that taste as good as they look, with a stylish interior to match.

best european cocktail bars

Full list of Europe’s best cocktail bars in 2019

50th. Tailors Concept – Luxembourg
49th. The Clumsies – Athens, Greece
48th. Kleinod – Vienna, Austria
47th. Alchemikas – Vilnius, Lithuania
46th. Bar Longhi – Venice, Italy
45th. XIII – Riga, Latvia
44th. BeGIN – Glasgow, United Kingdom
43rd. Le Lion – Hamburg, Germany
42nd. La Pharmacie Anglaise – Brussels, Belgium
41st. Sputnik Bar – Sofia, Bulgaria
40th. Massimo Cocktail Bar – Korcula, Croatia
39th. The Thirsty Barber – Saint Julian’s, Malta
38th. Rita’s Belfast – Belfast, Ireland
37th. Fix Me A Drink – Bucharest, Romania
36th. Lost and Found – Nicosia, Cyprus
35th. Antique American Bar – Bratislava, Slovakia
34th. Hiding In Plain Sight – Amsterdam, Netherlands
33rd. The Happy Pig – Sofia, Bulgaria
32nd. Movida Cocktail Bar – Krakow, Poland
31st. Kolibri – Ljubljana, Slovenia
30th. Hotsy Totsy – Budapest, Hungary
29th. Balderdash – Copenhagen, Denmark
28th. CanCan – Bordeaux, France
27th. Sazerac Bar – Tallinn, Estonia
26th. Salmon Guru – Madrid, Spain
25th. Tweed Bar – Stockholm, Sweden
24th. Fragrances – Berlin, Germany
23rd. Disrepute – London, United Kingdom
22nd. Life is Beautiful – Brussels, Belgium
21st. Bisou- Paris, France
20th. Peruke & Periwig – Dublin, Ireland
19th. Blue Fox The Bar at the Kempinski – Budapest, Hungary
18th. Goldfish – Helsinki, Finland
17th. Black Magic – Riga, Lativa
16th. Black Angel’s Bar – Prague, Czech Republic
15th. The Blind Pig – Dublin, Ireland
14th. Brønnum – Copenhagen, Denmark
13th. Red Frog – Lisbon, Portugal
12th. Notthingham Forest – Milan, Italy
11th. Cravan – Paris, France
10th. Motto – Vienna, Austria
9th. La Confiteria – Barcelona, Spain
8th. Door 74 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
7th. Rum Trader – Berlin, Germany
6th. Heads & Tales – Scotland, United Kingdom
5th. Dry – San Sebastián, Spain
4th. Cocktail Trading Company – London, United Kingdom
3rd. Cash Only – Prague, Czech Republic
2nd. Pharmarium – Stockholm, Sweden
1st. Dogma – Antwerp, Belgium

For full descriptions of the 50 Best Cocktail Bars in Europe please see here!

How did Big 7 decide the finalists of the 50 Best Cocktail Bars in Europe?

  • Finalists were selected from each country of the European Union (which yes, still includes the
    United Kingdom!)
  • Each country has at least one entry; some have more than one entry if high quality
  • Votes were cast in poll of Big 7 readers, across our 1.5million community on social media and by
    a panel of food experts
  • Online reviews, previous media coverage and notable blogs were also included in the overall

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