World's 50 Best Bars awards Jiggers Ghent

13.10.2015 - Dries Tack

Ghent’s most cosy speakeasy just got awarded best bar in Belgium by World's 50 Best Bars Academy. This is what the jury has to say about JIGGER’S : “Cocktails have an eye for localism, with syrups homemade and ingredients seasonal.”

Artesian tops the list for the fourth time. Hotel bars, hostel bars, restaurant bars, speakeasies, tiki bars, understated hipster hangouts, multi-storey mega bars. This is what makes the list – the fact that, with great hospitality, drinks and atmosphere, a small space dug out of the ground can be classed alongside a slick hotel bar with a five-star clientele and budget. In the end a great bar is one people enjoy visiting.

If a place in The World’s 50 Best Bars can mean anything profound beyond championing hospitality and drinking excellence within four walls, it is that it has become a global yardstick for ambition.

As the bar industry spreads, World's 50 Best Bars Academy’s task is to make sure that voters are a true reflection of today’s standards. With voices in 53 countries and 117 cities around the world, the sun never sets on the scrutinising eye of the Academy.

Most are bartenders, but bar owners, consultants and trainers complete the list. Drinks writers also take part. The 2 Belgians represent our country : Noach Van Damme and the one and only Ben Belmans. Being great negotiators they should manage to get more of our amazing Belgian bars in this list!

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World's 50 Best Bars Academy awards Jiggers / Ghent
World's 50 Best Bars Academy awards Jiggers / Ghent


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