Huzzah! The first dedicated Asia’s 50 Best Bars list has been announced and it’s very bit exciting as we hoped it would be with restaurant bars, speakeasies, hotel bars, and tiki themed venues all getting a piece of the action.

It’s good news for Singapore. Not only has Proof & Company’s 28 Hong Kong Street come up trumps securing the top spot – huge congrats to Michael Callahan, Zdenek Kastanek, David Cordoba and the team – but Manhattan Bar made the top five, Operation Dagger and Jigger & Pony are in the top ten and another five Singapore bars including Tippling Club sit comfortably in the top 50. Go Singapore!

Mind you, Hong Kong isn’t looking too shabby with an equally impressive nine bars on the list. Top destinations include Lobster Bar & Grill at number four, Quinary at six and The Pontiac at 19. Big ups to Shingo Gokan at Speak Low in China for securing second place on the list while third does to High Five in Tokyo. Congratulations to Ueno-san, hugely well deserved.

And without further ado, drum roll please for the list…

 

Rank

Bar

Location

Market

1

28 Hong Kong Street

Singapore

Singapore

2

Speak Low

Shanghai

China

3

High Five

Tokyo

Japan

4

Lobster Bar & Grill

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

5

Manhattan Bar

Singapore

Singapore

6

Quinary

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

7

Operation Dagger

Singapore

Singapore

8

Jigger & Pony

Singapore

Singapore

9

The Union Trading Co

Shanghai

China

10

Omakase + Appreciate

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

11

Alice

Seoul

South Korea

12

Tippling Club

Singapore

Singapore

13

D.Bespoke

Singapore

Singapore

14

ABV

Manila

Philippines

15

Alchemy Bar

Taipei

Taiwan

16

The Curator

Manila

Philippines

17

Vesper Bar

Bangkok

Thailand

18

Janes & Hooch

Beijing

China

19

The Pontiac

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

20

WooTaipei

Taipei

Taiwan

21

Benfiddich

Tokyo

Japan

22

Gibson Cocktail Bar

Singapore

Singapore

23

TCRC

Tainan

Taiwan

24

Charles H

Seoul

South Korea

25

Le Chamber

Seoul

South Korea

26

Q&A

Bangkok

Thailand

27

Teens of Thailand

Bangkok

Thailand

28

Royal Bar, Palace Hotel

Tokyo

Japan

29

Honi Honi

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

30

Trench

Tokyo

Japan

31

Stockton

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

32

Loewy

Jakarta

Indonesia

33

Star Bar

Tokyo

Japan

34

Bamboo Bar

Bangkok

Thailand

35

Union Brasserie, Bakery & Bar

Jakarta

Indonesia

36

The Bar code name Mixology

Tokyo

Japan

37

Bar Orchard

Tokyo

Japan

38

Mixology Laboratory

Tokyo

Japan

39

Zuma

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

40

Ounce

Taipei

Taiwan

41

Maggie Choo’s

Bangkok

Thailand

42

Constellation 1

Shanghai

China

43

Antidote

Singapore

Singapore

44

Origin

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

45

The Envoy

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

46

R&D Cocktail Lab

Taipei

Taiwan

47

Mahalo Tiki Lounge

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

48

Sugar Hall

Singapore

Singapore

49

D.still

Seoul

South Korea

50

Hyde & Seek

Bangkok

Thailand

2 Responses

  1. Ondrej Pospichal

    Hong Kong did really well and the diversity of the bar scene here is amazing ! The Vibe of New York in Asia is exactly here with super hidden places like Stockton, amazing Service in Zuma, Vibe of Pontiac, hospitality of Lobster bar, molecular like Quinary or Vea, innovative like the Pawn and many many others ! Thanks to all bartenders who kick for this city, lah !

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    • The Cocktail Lovers

      Looking forward to visiting this year and checking it out for ourselves.

      Reply

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