Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018: the highlights


Manhattan in Singapore topped the third annual Asia’s 50 Best Bars list, announced at the first ever Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony in Singapore on May 3rd. Watch highlights from the awards ceremony at the Capitol Theatre and the after party at Origin Bar – and stay tuned for videos from #50BestTalks: Asia takes on the world.

Discover the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 list:

No.1 Manhattan, Singapore, Singapore
No.2 Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei, Taiwan
No.3 Speak Low, Shanghai, China
No.4 Atlas, Singapore, Singapore
No.5 The Old Man, Hong Kong, China
No.6 High Five, Tokyo, Japan
No.7 Tippling Club, Singapore, Singapore
No.8 Native, Singapore, Singapore
No.9 The Bamboo Bar At Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
No.10 Lobster Bar & Grill, Hong Kong, China
No.11 Stockton, Hong Kong, China
No.12 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore, Singapore
No.13 Backstage, Bangkok, Thailand
No.14 Sober Company, Shanghai, China
No.15 Quinary, Hong Kong, China
No.16 Trench, Tokyo, Japan
No.17 Le Chamber, Seoul, Korea
No.18 Zuma, Hong Kong, China
No.19 Operation Dagger, Singapore, Singapore
No.20 Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo, Japan
No.21 Charles H, Seoul, Korea
No.22 Gibson, Singapore, Singapore
No.23 Employees Only, Singapore, Singapore
No.24 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China
No.25 The Curator Coffee & Cocktails, Manila, Philippines
No.26 Alice, Seoul, Korea
No.27 Vesper, Bangkok, Thailand
No.28 Union Trading Company, Shanghai, China
No.29 Smalls, Bangkok, Thailand
No.30 Janes & Hooch, Beijing, China
No.31 The Pontiac, Hong Kong, China
No.32 D.bespoke, Singapore, Singapore
No.33 Nutmeg & Clove, Singapore, Singapore
No.34 Gen Yamamoto, Tokyo, Japan
No.35 TCRC, Tianan, Taiwan
No.36 Potato Head Beach Club, Bali, Indonesia
No.37 Bar Orchard Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
No.38 Junglebird, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
No.39 Loewy, Jakarta, Indonesia
No.40 Mixology Salon, Tokyo, Japan
No.41 Union Brasserie, Bakery & Bar, Jakarta, Indonesia
No.42 Jigger & Pony, Singapore, Singapore
No.43 Star Bar, Tokyo, Japan
No.44 Teens Of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand
No.45 Lamp Bar, Nara, Japan
No.46 Coley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
No.47 Keepers’, Seoul, Korea
No.48 The Ritz Carlton Bar & Lounge, Macau, China
No.49 Ku Bar, Bangkok, Thailand
No.50 The Other Room, Singapore, Singapore

Special Award winners:

The Best Bar in Asia, sponsored by Perrier – Manhattan, Singapore

Heering Legend of the List – Speak Low, Shanghai

Altos Bartenders’ Bartender – Vijay Mudaliar, Native

Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award – Potato Head Beach Club, Bali

Campari One To Watch Award – Rabbit Hole, Bangkok

Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Torres – The Old Man, Hong Kong

Highest Climber Award, sponsored by The London Essence Company – Le Chamber, Seoul

The Best Bar in Singapore, sponsored by Perrier – Manhattan

The Best Bar in Taiwan, sponsored by Mancino Vermouth – Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei

The Best Bar in China, sponsored by Michter’s Distillery – Speak Low, Shanghai

The Best Bar in Japan, sponsored by Cocktail Kingdom – High Five, Tokyo

The Best Bar in Thailand, sponsored by Cognac Hennessy – The Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

The Best Bar in Korea, sponsored by The London Essence Company – Le Chamber

The Best Bar in Philippines, sponsored by Peroni – The Curator, Manila

The Best Bar in Indonesia, sponsored by Seedlip – Potato Head Beach Club, Bali

The Best Bar in Malaysia, sponsored by Nikka Whisky – Junglebird, Kuala Lumpur

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