Manhattan Tops The List Once More On Asia’s 50 Best Bars

Everyone was drunk on the celebratory mood

Photos: Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018/Weekender

Drinks were flowing, the music thumping and excited chatter rang through the space at Captiol Theatre on the evening of 3 May 2018.

That was the scene at the third edition of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, returning with its first-ever awards ceremony held in Singapore. Sprits were high as the who’s who from the bartending realm had gathered together in anticipation for the revelation of Asia’s top 50 bars.

While one less from 2017’s list, Singapore proves to be a force to be reckoned with 12 local bars making on the list, of which The Regent’s Manhattan bar was crowned as Asia’s best bar once more. Another honourable mention is Native’s head bartender Vijay Mudaliar who was awarded with the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award. The bar itself has climbed an impressive 12 places to clinch the No.8 spot.

Other local winners include: Atlas (4), Tippling Club (7), 28 Hong Kong Street (12), Operation Dagger (19), Gibson (22), Employees Only (23), D.Bespoke (32), Nutmeg & Clove (33), Jigger & Pony (42) and The Other Room (50).

Manhattan bar retains its crown as Asia’s best bar

Here’s the complete Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 list:

1. Manhattan, Singapore
2. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei
3. Speak Low, Shanghai
4. Atlas, Singapore
5. The Old Man, Hong Kong
6. High Five, Tokyo
7. Tippling Club, Singapore
8. Native, Singapore
9. The Bamboo Bar, Bangkok
10. Lobster Bar & Grill, Hong Kong
11. Stockton, Hong Kong
12. 28 HongKong Street, Singapore
13. Backstage, Bangkok
14. Sober Company, Shanghai
15. Quinary, Hong Kong
16. Trench, Tokyo
17. Le Chamber, Seoul
18. Zuma, Hong Kong
19. Operation Dagger, Singapore
20. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
21. Charles H, Seoul
22. Gibson, Singapore
23. Employees Only, Singapore
24. 8 ½ Otto E Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
25. The Curator Coffee & Cocktails, Manila
26. Alice Cheongdam, Seoul
27. Vesper, Bangkok
28. Union Trading Company, Shanghai
29. Smalls, Bangkok
30. Janes & Hooch, Beijing
31. The Pontiac, Hong Kong
32. D.Bespoke, Singapore
33. Nutmeg & Clove, Singapore
34. Gen Yamamoto, Tokyo
35. TCRC, Tainan
36. Potato Head Beach Club, Bali
37. Bar Orchard Ginza, Tokyo
38. Junglebird, Kuala Lumpur
39. Loewy, Jakarta
40. Mixology Salon, Tokyo
41. Union Brasserie Bakery & Bar, Jakarta
42. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
43. Star Bar, Tokyo
44. Teens of Thailand, Bangkok
45. The Lamp Bar, Nara
46. Coley, Kuala Lumpur
47. Keepers, Seoul
48. The Ritz Carlton Bar & Lounge, Macau
49. Ku Bar, Bangkok
50. The Other Room, Singapore

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