EDIT: Yes, any best of list is, by definition, a troll. In this case, I question the conceptual foundation of this list.
The Eaters shared a list of the 50 best bars in the world. The Cod has an ally at Drink, so not mad at that, but otherwise, WTF? Given the makeup of the panelists, it's a list of 50 citadels of neo cocktail nerddom. Nothing wrong w/ that, but not the same as a, you know, good bar. Will the Skyview Bar in Dubai cash your paycheck? Will Milk & Honey comp your drinks when you go there the day you find out your dad died, and you can't stand the thought of being in your house? Does the High Five Bar in Tokyo usually have your usual waiting on the bar by the time you make your hellos on the way in? Does Bramble in Edinburgh have a coin-operated photo booth? Will City Space in Moscow give you control over the TV remote, even if it's to put on a hockey game?
What I am trying to say is that this list reads like if you asked Ferran Adria for his favorite brunch spots.