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Asia’s 50 Best Bars of 2017 Announced

June 23, 2017

Published on Jun 23, 2017

Between speakeasies, saloons, swanky clubs, luxury hotel bars and classic drinking dens, Asia’s bar scene is undoubtedly abuzz. This week, Asia’s 50 Best Bars, an offshoot of Willam Reed Business Media's magazine’s The World’s 50 Best Bars, announced their roundup of the continent’s top watering holes. The list was created by a panel of Asia’s top industry insiders, from bartenders to brand ambassadors to drinks media.

The big winner was Singapore, dominating 13 spots on the list, with Manhattan, a swanky speakeasy in the Regent Singapore, taking the top spot. Last year’s winner, 28 Hong Kong Street moved down to fourth place and decidedly cool Operation Dagger bumped from seventh to sixth. 

Manhattan Bar Singapore

Hong Kong was also well represented, with eight bars making the cut, including Lobster Bar, Quinary and Stockton. In Bangkok, Mandarin Oriental’s recently renovated Bamboo Bar climbed 21 spots from last year, securing number 13. While Broadway themed Backstage Cocktail Bar emerges as number 18.

Below, the top 10:

1. Manhattan Bar (Singapore)

2. Speaklow (Shanghai)

3. Bar High Five (Tokyo)

4. 28 Hong Kong Street (Singapore)

5. Indulge Bistro (Taiwan)

6. Operation Dagger (Singapore)

7. Quinary (Hong Kong)

8. Stockton HK (Hong Kong)

9. The Union Trading Company (Shanghai)

10. Lobster Bar (Hong Kong)


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