(CNN) — It's a great feeling to know that whichever corner of the world you find yourself in, from Melbourne to Cyprus to Puerto Rico, there might be a classy bar nearby capable of serving up a perfectly executed drink.
Sure, you might be able to stumble across a fantastic new bar by chance.
When luck fails and the need for bourbon-based salvation persists, there's the 2015 list of the world's 50 best bars.
Announced by Drinks International magazine during a recent ceremony in London, the list is based on the votes of more than 400 international industry experts.
The 2015 winners include bars from 27 cities in 19 countries.
Europe remains the "king of the regions," says Drinks International, with 23 of its bars included within the 50 best list.
Drinking spots from the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Cyprus, Russia, Italy and Spain are honored this year.
For the fourth year in a row, London's Artesian has been named "world's best bar."
In fact, the UK capital has nine bars on the list, more than any other city. These include Happiness Forgets and The American Bar at The Savoy, which join Artesian in the top 10.
Across the Atlantic, bars from New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami and Seattle are all present.
Fourteen of the 2015 list are in the U.S., which Drinks International says is "testament to the strength and depth of the American bar landscape."
The Asian scene is building, with five bars making the top 50.
The highest placed is Singapore's 28 Hongkong Street, voted the seventh best bar in the world. The other showings were from Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Australia, meanwhile, has four bars included -- all based in Melbourne and Sydney.
Latin America saw two make the list, with Mexico's Licoreria Limantour finishing 20th, and a one to watch from last year -- La Factoria in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico -- appearing in 45th place.
Finally, the Middle East was represented by Imperial Craft in Tel Aviv (at number 17) and Dubai's Zuma Dubai, which squeezed in just ahead of La Factoria at number 44.
With soaring mirrored ceilings, platinum silver walls and white marble floors, London's Connaught Bar is elegant and upscale, without being stuffy.
11. Attaboy, New York
45. La Factoria, Old San Juan