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London’s Artesian named world’s best bar

The Artesian has been named the world’s best bar at the eighth annual Spirited Awards, the grand finale of the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail Festival.

The Artesian at The Langham London Hotel has been recognised by Tales of the Cocktail as the World’s Best Bar

The world’s best bars, bartenders, brands and drinks writers were honoured at the annual Spirited Awards, held at The Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans on Saturday night.

Among those recognised at the event was the Artesian at the Langham Hotel in London, which came away with the most awards on the night.

Its accolades included world’s best bar, world’s best international hotel bar and world’s best international bar team, as well as world’s best bartender for Simone Caporale.

Other award winners included The Dead Rabbit in New York, which was named best American cocktail bar, and Julio Bermejo of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco, who won the Helen David lifetime achievement award.

The 2014 Spirited Award winners:

World’s Best Bar
The Artesian at the Langham, London

Best International Cocktail Bar
28 HongKong Street, Singapore

Best International High-Volume Cocktail Bar
Schumann’s, Munich

Best International Restaurant Bar
The Bon Vivant, Edinburgh

Best International Hotel Bar
Artesian at the Langham, London

Best New International Cocktail Bar
White Lyan, London

Best International Bar Team
Artesian at the Langham, London

International Bartender of the Year
Simone Caporale, Artesian at the Langham, London

World’s Best Cocktail Menu
The Aviary, Chicago

World’s Best Drinks Selection
The Dead Rabbit, New York

Best International Brand Ambassador
Giuseppe Gallo, Martini

Best American Brand Ambassador
Neyah White, Suntory Japanese whiskies

American Bartender of the Year
Sean Kenyon, Denver

Best American Cocktail Bar
The Dead Rabbit, New York

Best American High-Volume Cocktail Bar
Polite Provisions, San Diego

Best American Restaurant Bar
The NoMad, New York

Best American Hotel Bar
Clyde Common, Portland

Best New American Cocktail Bar
Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago

Best American Bar Team
Trick Dog, San Francisco

Best Bar Mentor
Dushan Zaric

Best New Product
Del Maguey Ibérico mezcal

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer
Paul Clarke, United States

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication
Imbibe Magazine, United States

Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book

Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean by Jeff Berry

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award
Julio Bermejo, Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, San Francisco

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