"World's Best Bar" means something different for every person. For some, the ambience can make or break a watering hole. For others, a great cocktail is enough to keep them coming back for more. Earlier this month, Drinks International announced the winners from the World's 50 Best Bars Awards 2015 with inns and lounges from New York City all the way to Melbourne. Needless to say, it could stand alone as a great itinerary for the most enthusiastic cocktail connoisseurs.
This year's list ranges from speakeasies and tiki bars to restaurant bars and hotel bars—meaning there's a bar stool for every drinker. Not sold? We went a little further and pulled a few recommendations from visitors for each spot. Read on and start planning your next trip.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.