Singapore may be small but our homegrown Jigger & Pony has just clinched the No.1 spot, earning the titles of ‘The Best Bar in Asia, sponsored by Perrier’, and ‘The Best Bar in Singapore’.
The on-site ceremony was originally due to take place in Singapore for the third consecutive year at Capitol Theatre, but it was replaced with a virtual countdown due to Covid-19. After consulting with Asia’s bar community and receiving its support, 50 Best decided to go ahead with publishing the 2020 list to provide recognition to the bars’ and their teams’ hard work over the past year, and to instill optimism and positivity within the bar industry.
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 list features 10 countries in Asia, with Greater China leading the list with 12 bars and two new entries. Other countries on the list also include Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and India.
Greater China has the highest number of bars on the list, with 12 bars and two new entries. The Old Man, Singapore, is awarded London Essence Best New Opening. While Bee’s Knees, Japan, secures the Disaronno Highest New Entry Award. Lastly, Bar Mood, Taiwan, takes the Highest Climber Award, sponsored by Seedlip.
There were a total of 11 Singapore bars who took part in the list, including two newcomers – The Old Man Singapore and MO Bar.
Climbing eight places to clinch the No.1 spot is Jigger & Pony, also taking The Best Bar in Asia and Best Bar in Singapore awards, sponsored by Perrier. Other ranked bars include Atlas (No.5), Native (No.6), Manhattan (No.8), Tippling Club (No.17), newcomer The Old Man (No.22 and winner of the London Essence Best New Opening Award), D.Bespoke (rising two places to No.23), Gibson (No.25), 28 HongKong Street (No.30), Nutmeg & Clove (a re-entry at No.32) and new entrant MO Bar (No.46).
Here’s Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 list – Top 10
1) Jigger & Pony, Singapore
2) The Old Man, Hong Kong, China
3) Coa, Hong Kong, China
4) Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei, Taiwan
5) Atlas, Singapore
6) Native, Singapore
7) The Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand
8) Manhattan, Singapore
9) The SG Club, Tokyo, Japan
10) Aha Saloon, Taipei, Taiwan
For the full list of winners, please click here.