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Williams & Graham Among the World's 50 Best Bars

The LoHi speakeasy, which has received much acclaim since opening three years ago, is one of the best 50 bars in the world.

Williams & Graham team
Williams & Graham team

The outstanding team at Williams & Graham and owners Sean Kenyon and Todd Colehour have one more honor to add to their collection: the LoHi speakeasy was just named among the best 50 bars in the world by Drinks International.

The leading magazine for the global drinks industry coordinates the final list based on nominations from an academy of over 300 of the most renowned names in the drinks industry, including Gaz Regan, Salvatore Calabrese, Charles Joly, Jim Meehan, Peter Dorelli and Raj Nagra.

"We are really psyched about it," says bartender Sean Kenyon. "There are a lot of lists out there, but every bar owner wants to be on two of them the most. Those two are the top 50 bars in the world and Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktails. For Williams & Graham to be nominated as one of the four finalists at Tales and make it in the 50 internationally, it is insane. It means people are taking notice of our city and that is what matters most to me," he adds.

Sean Kenyon was recently named American Bartender of the Year at the Spirited Awards. Williams & Graham was finalist (one of four) in two categories - Best American Bar Team and Best American Cocktail Bar. Last week, bartender Jason Patz was named among the Best New Mixologists by Food & Wine Magazine.

This year's 50 best in the world includes bars from 27 cities in 14 countries, with 14 new entries. The US has seen the strongest growth for listings this year with 16 bars included within the final 50. Bars from Seattle, Miami, Chicago, Denver and New Orleans have joined New York and San Francisco to place the US as the Number One country for cocktails.

The complete list is below.

1. Artesian, London.

2. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, New York.

3. Nightjar, London.

4. Attaboy, New York.

5. Employees Only, New York.

6. Canon, Seattle.

7. The Baxter Inn, Sydney.

8. American Bar, London.

9. High Five, Tokyo.

10. 28 HongKong Street, Singapore.

11. Connaught Bar, London.

12. Happiness Forgets, London.

13. Aviary, Chicago.

14. Elephant Bar, New York.

15. Nottingham Forest, Milan.

16. Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco.

17. Candelaria, Paris.

18. PDT, New York.

19. Bulletin Place, Sydney.

20. White Lyan, London.

21. Buck & Breck, Berlin.

22. The Broken Shaker, Miami Beach.

23. 69 Colebrooke Row, London.

24. Hemingway Bar, Prague.

25. Le Lion BAR de Paris, Hamburg.

26. Door 74, Amsterdam.

27. Three Dots & A Dash, Chicago.

28. The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome.

29. Chainaya. Tea & Cocktails, Moscow.

30. The Everleigh, Melbourne.

31. Eau de Vie, Sydney.

32. Bramble, Edinburgh.

33. Trick Dog, San Francisco.

34. Dry Martini, Barcelona.

35. Clover Club, New York.

36. Drink, Boston.

37. Black Pearl, Melbourne.

38. Schumann's, Munich.

39. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires.

40. Star Bar, Tokyo.

41. Delicatessen, Moscow.

42. Quinary, Hong Kong.

43. Cure, New Orleans.

44. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam.

45. Maison Premiere, New York.

46. La Capilla, Tequila, Mexico.

47. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City.

48. Shady Pines, Sydney.

49. Callooh Callay, London.

50. Williams & Graham, Denver.

· Sean Kenyon of Williams & Graham: Bartender of the Year [EDEN]
· Williams & Graham Named Finalist For Spirited Awards [EDEN]

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