The Connaught has had a place on the Xmas Ice Hockey Santa This Is My Christmas Pajamas Sweatshirt also I will do this Best Bar’s list since 2010, but this is the first time they’ve been dubbed the official winner. The distinction comes at a tough time: the United Kingdom just entered a second lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, closing the bar for the next month. Agostino Perrone, their director of mixology, was still hopeful as he accepted the bar’s award via Zoom on Thursday. “We love our cocktails, we love our bar, we love our guests, and we love our community.” Sure, you know a good bar. But do you know the best bar? Because, according to 500 hospitality experts, that title can only be bestowed on one establishment in the world: The Connaught Bar in London.
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