World's 50 Best Bars list out
There was quite controversy [lets not get back to it - opposite parties became friends and finally it is more than 5 years back] - the problem then was, that it seemed that the WBB were a play field for shady business practices of some bars and some personalities...
When Fadli, one of my previous bartenders [with one of the biggest talents] posted the new "list" of the WBB, I was sceptical and I anticipated again more then controversy...
However I was surprised. The bars all seems legit and deserve to be on the list. Like all Top-Anything-List you could argue about the places - which one is number one or two - which one is number 30 or 40 - but for me, this is not so important. It is essential, that this list makes sense - and it does!
My bars are not on the top 50 [if you would expect this]. With our new menu, I am sure, that we will do very well - but we are far away of the refinements of a Pegu Club or Le Lion [and anyway, this is not our / not my intention].
However I like the bar culture, and to see this, makes me happy; and over short or long I know, that I am also be part of the list... [and it is also soothing that Jeffrey's Clyde Common and Jamie's Canon are both also not listed...]