Three Singapore Bars in Top Five for Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019

By: CWA posted May 10th 2019 05:18PM

It was a remarkable night at the Capitol Theatre Singapore yesterday. Asia’s 50 Best Bars announced it 2019 list for the second consecutive year, after kicking off a three-year partnership between the 50 Best organisation and Singapore Tourism Board.

Clinching the top spot at the ceremony is The Old Man, Hong Kong China, an elegant bar that pays tribute to Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1952 novel. The bar and its team executed nine experimental cocktails inspired by the writer’s favourite ingredients and combinations, from butter-fat-washed gin to beeswax-infused bourbon. The bar was No.5 on the list last year, and was awarded The Best Bar in Asia 2019, sponsored by Perrier, and The Best Bar in China, also sponsored by Perrier.

Manhattan, Singapore made it to No.2 on the list, and was awarded The Best Bar in Singapore, sponsored by Michter’s and the Legend of the List Award, sponsored by Michter’s. The latter award celebrates the bar that has most consistently proven its excellence over the history of the list.  

At No.3 is Indulge Experimental Bistro, The Best Bar in Taiwn, sponsored by The London Essence Company. Singapore claims the next two spots with Native (rising four places to No.4) and Atlas (No.5).

Asia’s 50 Best bars kicked off a three-year partnership this year between the 50 Best organisation and Singapore Tourism Board. The collaboration will also see The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards and The World’s 50 Best Bars awards make its Asian debut in Singapore in 2019 and 2021 respectively.

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 list:
1. The Old Man, Hong Kong, China
The Best Bar in Asia 2019, sponsored by Perrier
The Best Bar in China, also sponsored by Perrier


2. Manhattan, Singapore, Singapore
The Best Bar in Singapore, sponsored by Michter’s
Legend of the List Award, sponsored by Michter’s


3. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei, Taiwan
Best Bar in Taiwan, sponsored by The London Essence Company

4. Native, Singapore, Singapore

5. Atlas, Singapore, Singapore

6. High Five, Tokyo, Japan
The Best Bar in Japan, sponsored by Nikka Whisky

7. Speak Low, Shanghai, China

8. The Bamboo Bar At Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand
The Best Bar in Thailand, sponsored by Four Pillars

9. Jigger & Pony, Singapore, Singapore
Highest Climber Award, sponsored by Mr Black

10. Quinary, Hong Kong, China

11. Tippling Club, Singapore, Singapore

12. Coa, Hong Kong, China
Highest New Entry, sponsored by Seedlip

13. The SG Club, Tokyo, Japan
New Entry

14. Charles H, Seoul, South Korea
Best Bar in Korea, sponsored by Cointreau

15. Gibson, Singapore, Singapore

16. Sober Company, Shanghai, China

17. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo, Japan

18. The Wise King, Hong Kong, China
New Entry

19. Le Chamber, Seoul, South Korea

20. Backstage Cocktail Bar, Bangkok, Thailand

21. 28 HongKong Street, Singapore, Singapore

22. Operation Dagger, Singapore, Singapore

23. Bar Trench, Tokyo, Japan

24. Aha Saloon, Taipei, Taiwan
New Entry

25. D.Bespoke, Singapore, Singapore

26. Vesper, Bangkok, Thailand

27. Coley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Best Bar in Malaysia, sponsored by Peroni

28. Bar Orchard Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

29. Alice Cheongdam, Seoul, South Korea

30. Union Trading Company, Shanghai, China

31. Tropic City, Bangkok, Thailand
New Entry

32. The Pontiac, Hong Kong, China

33. Lobster Bar & Grill, Hong Kong, China

34. Rabbit Hole, Bangkok, Thailand
New Entry

35. Hope & Sesame, Guangzhou, China
New Entry

36. Stockton, Hong Kong, China

37. The Curator, Manila, Philippines
The Best Bar in the Philippines

38. 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China

39. Union Brasserie, Bakery & Bar, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Best Bar in Indonesia

40. Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award
New Entry

41. Employees Only, Singapore, Singapore

42. Smalls, Bangkok, Thailand

43. Bar Mood, Taipei, Taiwan
New Entry

44. Junglebird, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

45. Draft Land, Taipei, Taiwan
New Entry

46. The Other Room, Singapore, Singapore

47. Oto, Manila, Philippines
New Entry

48. Teens Of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

49. Mixology Salon, Tokyo, Japan

50. The Back Room, Manila, Philippines
New Entry
 


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