Bid For Recovery Auction To Help Raise Funds For Bars Worldwide

Bid For Recovery Auction To Help Raise Funds For Bars Worldwide What’s a great way to help boost the revival of the cocktail/bar industry? The organisation behind The World’s 50 Best Bars have recently announced a new initiative ‘Bid for Recovery’ Auction, which will debut on 3 July. The auction is a key fund-raising element of the 50 Best for Recovery programme, announced last month, in partnership with founding donor Perrier, and is a way to raise funds that will provide direct and tangible financial relief for bars worldwide as they emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.
It’s a fun activity that offers participants opportunities to bid for out-of-this-world experiences with the world’s best bartenders and it’s the first-ever global gastronomic auction on this scale, with incredible lots have been donated by the bartenders from the recent World’s 50 Best Bars lists, as well as some stellar experiences from 50 Best partner brands.

The 50 Best ‘Bid for Recovery’ Auction will feature more than 130 lots, providing the opportunity for bidders to select from an array of the most extraordinary global gastronomic experiences imaginable, as well as rare and limited-edition items. 

Some of the bespoke auction lot highlights include two nights in Paris and courtside seats at the French Open Ladies’ Final 2021, a three-night bar hopping experience for two people in New York, and a time capsule cocktail to define your life from Mr Lyan of Dandelyan.

These bar-focused auction lots will join those donated by restaurants, which feature experiences such as 48 hours with 50 Best chefs exploring their neighbourhoods, exclusive personalised dining experiences, one-of-a-kind items and unique gastronomic adventures.

Mr Mark Sansom, Content Editor for The World’s 50 Best Bars, expressed his happiness at the enthusiasm of every establishment participating in this endeavour: “As soon as we started reaching out to bartenders and brands and challenged them to create amazing experiences to donate for the 50 Best ‘Bid for Recovery’ Auction, the response was unbelievable. From 3 July, anyone with a love for fine drinks and food will have the opportunity to bid on a host of lots that are truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of these bars and brands, as we aim to raise as much money as possible to support our industry and give back to the global bar sector."

“Putting this auction together has further highlighted the solidarity of the international bar family. Now we ask all those who love bars and are blessed with sufficient resources to take part in the auction and, crucially, spread the word to friends and peers across the world.”

The auction will be conducted online at Those who are interested can view the full selection of lots from 29 June, with the auction opening on 3 July and running until 12 July.