Something like 75% of small businesses fail within the first twelve months, and that includes bars. So what is it exactly that makes some bars succeed, while so many others fail miserably? It’s a combination of many things including: personality, design, staff, quality of service, quality of the drinks, music, atmosphere, lighting, and on and on. If you’re opening your own bar someday soon and you’re looking for some great of examples of bars that rise above the rest, the folks who write for the Luxury section of The Telegraph recently published their annual ranking of the 50 greatest bars in the world and you can see the top 25 by CLICKING HERE. For example, Nightjar in London (photo above) comes in at #3, Elephant Bar in New York (photo below, top) is #14, and Dead Rabbit in New York (photo below, bottom) is #2.