Sydney’s Maybe Sammy is the highest-ranking Australian bar on the 2022 edition of The World’s 50 Best Bars list.

It marks the fourth consecutive year the high-glam venue has come out on top, with the bar snagging the no.29 spot.

The top 50 bars were announced at an awards ceremony held in Barcelona earlier in the week, with some of the Maybe Sammy team celebrating the big win in person.

“When we opened Maybe Sammy in 2019, we never would have dreamed we’d be one of the World’s 50 Best bars four years in a row, let alone the best bar in Australasia four years in a row,” says Co-Founder Stefano Catino.

“We’re so grateful the bar and our team continues to be recognised for the brilliant work they do. It’s really very special to be among the community we love.”

Fellow CBD bar Cantina OK! has also been recognised on the global stage, taking out the no.41 position. The pocket-sized venue was closed on Wednesday evening so the team could celebrate the achievement.

Barcelona’s Paradiso was named the no.1 bar in the world, with the top five rounded out by Tayer + Elementary in London; Sips in Barcelona, Licoreria Limantour in Mexico City and Little Red Door in Paris.

“The fact that this is the first time we have crowned a bar outside New York or London as The World’s Best Bar is a testament to the huge achievements of Giacomo, Margarita and their team,” says Mark Sansom, content director of The World’s 50 Best Bars.

“Since being named One To Watch in 2017 a year after opening, Paradiso has been a firm fixture of the 50 Best list, enhancing its ranking year after year.”

Top 50 list below:

1 Paradiso Barcelona
2 Tayēr + Elementary London
3 Sips Barcelona
4 Licorería Limantour Mexico City
5 Little Red Door Paris
6 Double Chicken Please New York
7 Two Schmucks Barcelona
8 Connaught Bar London
9 Katana Kitten New York
10 Alquímico Cartagena
11 Handshake Speakeasy Mexico City
12 Jigger & Pony Singapore
13 Hanky Panky Mexico City
14 BKK Social Club Bangkok
15 Salmon Guru Madrid
16 Drink Kong Rome
17 Coa Hong Kong
18 Florería Atlántico Buenos Aires
19 The Clumsies Athens
20 Baba au Rum Athens
21 Café La Trova Miami
22 Attaboy New York
23 Satan’s Whiskers London
24 Tropic City Bangkok
25 Kumiko Chicago
26 Sidecar New Delhi
27 Tres Monos Buenos Aires
28 Argo Hong Kong
29 Maybe Sammy Sydney
30 Swift London
31 Line Athens
32 Baltra Bar Mexico City
33 Manhattan Singapore
34 Overstory New York
35 1930 Milan
36 Dante New York
37 A Bar with Shapes for a Name London
38 Zuma Dubai
39 Locale Firenze Florence
40 Red Frog Lisbon
41 Cantina OK! Sydney
42 CoChinChina Buenos Aires
43 Himkok Oslo
44 Carnaval Lima
45 Galaxy Bar Dubai
46 L’Antiquario Naples
47 Employees Only New York
48 Bar Benfiddich Tokyo
49 Lucy’s Flower Shop Stockholm
50 Bulgari Bar Dubai