The definitive guide to the finest drinking experiences

The World Class 50: The Definitive Drinking Guide features 50 of the most innovative and talented bartenders from across the globe. Each bartender showcases the perfect location, the most inventive cocktail and the finest of ingredients and spirits that define the 'must have' fine drinking experience in their city.

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Today we celebrate the rooftops and penthouse venues that make high-rise drinking with a view so wondrous. Here are four top-flight bars where you can drink in the view along with excellent cocktails – sometimes it’s good to look down on things.

With rich mahogany, soaring glass and the glistening panorama of Victoria Harbour wrapped around this 28th-floor eerie, Mamoz lays all the glamour of Hong Kong at your feet.

Cocooned in burnished copper and glossy black panels on the 35th floor of Switzerland’s tallest building, Clouds Bar is the venue in which to rise above it all and enjoy an Alpine sunset in Zurich.

Designed in onyx and sheer plate glass by Mr Armani himself and enjoying amazing views across Piazza Del Duomo, Bamboo Bar is at the heart of the action and one of the most fashionable tickets in Milan.

At the centre of the Hellenic world and with an awesome outlook on to the Acropolis, A for Athens is the place to soak up the view if you enjoy a garnish of history and culture with your cocktails.