World’s Best Bars: Manchester cocktail bar Schofield’s named among the world’s best in a first for the city

It is the first time a bar from Manchester has made it onto the prestigious list and it’s the only UK city with a winner outside of London.

A Manchester cocktail venue has made history after becoming the first venue in the city to make it onto a list of the world’s best 100 bars.

Schofield’s has been listed at number 59 on the list of bars ranked 51-100 in The World’s 50 Best Bars.

It is the first time Manchester has made it into this elevated global company.

It caps off a successful few weeks for the business run by brothers Joe and Daniel Schofield as they recently opened a new venue in the hotel owned by former Manchester United star Gary Neville.

Schofield’s in Manchester has made it into a list of the world’s top 100 bars

Schofield’s makes it into the list of the world’s best 100 bars

The inclusion of Schofield’s in the list of the top 100 places around the world to grab a drink is a first for the city and the first time a bar not in London or Edinburgh has been included.

Schofield’s, which is located on Little Quay Street, is described online as a ”polished, old-world venue” which specialises in cocktails, charcuterie and popcorn.

It is located in the corner of Sunlight House, an art deco building which was the tallest in Manchester when it was first opened in the 1930s.

Joe and Daniel Schofield have racked up more than a quarter of a century’s experience bartending and Schofield’s represents their long-held ambition of returning to their home city and opening their own establishment.

The place has already been crowned the UK’s best bar at the Class Bar Awards and the brothers recently opened a new high-end venue in the Stock Exchange Hotel run by the well-known ex-footballer and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.

The bar owners tweeted they were ‘lost for words’ at the latest accolade.

Where else has made it onto the list and when will the world’s best bar be named?

The World’s 50 Best Bars’ 51-100 list aims to cast light on great bartending and drinking in more regions around the world.

The list spans 32 different cities and contains 15 new entries with Manchester one of five cities making the grade for the first time (the other debutants being Kraków, Bratislava, Playa Del Carmen and Bogotá).

The UK leads the European contingent with four bars on the list out of the 16 from across the continent.

A cocktail at Schofield’s

In London, Three Sheets is placed at number 72, Side Hustle is at 75 after climbing up from 80, and Donovan Bar re-enters at 89.

The World’s 50 Best Bars will be announced on the 4 October in Barcelona.

The list is selected by an international panel comprising over 650 independent drinks experts from around the world.

What has been said about the list?

Mark Sansom, director of content for The World’s 50 Best Bars, said: “We are delighted to see so many new cities appear on the extended list for the first time – being able to recognise 32 different global cities out of the available 50 positions is particularly pleasing.

“All the bars announced today have continued, with outstanding resilience, to overcome the challenges that still face the industry, and it gives us great pleasure to celebrate double the number of establishments and their achievements.”