Just one week before the awards ceremony that will reveal Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022, sponsored by Perrier, 50 Best has unveiled the bars voted onto the extended 51-100 list. The ranking is created from the overall Asia’s 50 Best Bars voting process and comes as part of 50 Best’s strategy to shine a spotlight on a greater number of hospitality establishments across the region.
The 51-100 list:
• This year’s 51-100 list includes bars spanning 24 different cities across Asia
• Japan and Singapore lead the way with 9 bars each on the list
• Hong Kong boasts 5 bars, with Bangkok, Seoul and Taipei close behind, each represented by 4 bars
• Nepal marks its debut to the list with Blackbird in Kathmandu at No.96
For the full 51-100 list, please refer to the accompanying graphic or scroll to the bottom of this release.
Mark Sansom, Director of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Bars, says: “In 2021 we decided to extend the Asia’s 50 Best Bars ranking to include more bars that deserve to be recognised for the remarkable drinking experience they provide their guests. We continue that tradition for the second year in our endeavour to support the region’s bar industry as it emerges with extraordinary resilience from the pandemic’s struggles and challenges. As countries open up and gastronomic travel resumes, it gives us great pleasure to recommend double the number of establishments that visitors should seek out and experience. To be able to reference 24 different cities across Asia can only be a good thing.”
Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China collectively dominate the 51-100 rankings with 11 bars total. Topping the extended list at No.51 is Taipei’s Room by Le Kief, while Shanghai’s Epic ranks No.52. Other entrants to the list from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau include Honky Tonks Tavern at No.55, and Quality Goods Club at No.56. Macau’s Mesa at No.82, and Taipei’s The Public House at No.68, HiBoRu at No.86 and Bar Mood at No.89. Tainan’s Moonrock comes in at No.91.
Japan, which dominated the 2021 extended list, has nine appearances on the 51-100 ranking this year, spread across seven of its towns. Ark Lounge from Aomori leads the pack at No.67 (climbing 27 places from last year’s No.94). Other bars on the 2022 list include Cocktail Bar Nemanja at No.72, The Sailing Bar at No.74, Bar Rocking Chair at No.79, Bar Landscape at No.80, High Five at No.85, The Bellwood at No.87, Barossa Cocktailier in Gifu at No.92 and Bar D in Fujisawa at No.94.
Singapore secures nine spots on the list, an increase from last year’s seven. Leading the pack on the 51- 100 list from Singapore is D.Bespoke at No.58, which is followed by Smoke & Mirrors at No.60, Papa Doble Bar (formerly The Old Man) at No.61, Live Twice at No.65, Origin Grill & Bar at No.66, Shin Gi Tai at No.75, Employees Only at No.77, Barbary Coast at No.95 and Junior The Pocket Bar at No.98.
Thailand has four bars on the list, which includes Bangkok’s #FindTheLockerRoom at No.78 and The Loft at No.88. South Korea is also represented by four bars on the list, all of which are from Seoul. Among these, Soko has climbed from No.89 last year to this year’s No.57.
India and Malaysia both have three bars on the list. The former has New Delhi’s PCO at No.54, and Mumbai’s The Living Room and The Bombay Canteen at No.73 and No.76 respectively, all of which are new to the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list. From Malaysia, George Town’s Backdoor Bodega comes in at No.97, Kuala Lumpur’s Three X Co at No.70 and Coley, which caps the list at No.100.
Indonesia has two bars on the list. Semarang’s Wishbone Bar at No.93 and Bali’s 40 Thieves at No.99.
From the Philippines, The Curator is at No.62, and Vietnam is represented by Stir at No.84. Another noteworthy mention is Kathmandu’s Blackbird at No.96, which marks Nepal’s first-ever presence on a 50 Best list.
The seventh edition of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, will be announced on 28 April. The live ceremony and run-through of the list will begin at 7.30pm local time in Bangkok (6pm India; 8.30pm Singapore/HK; 9.30pm Japan), culminating with the announcement of The Best Bar in Asia, sponsored by Perrier.
Bar and cocktail enthusiasts the world over are invited to join those attending live in Bangkok in a digital countdown of the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022, through The World’s 50 Best Bars Facebook and 50 Best Bars TV YouTube Channel.
Just one week before the awards ceremony that will reveal Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022, sponsored by Perrier, 50 Best has unveiled the bars voted onto the extended 51- 100 list. The ranking is created from the overall Asia’s 50 Best Bars voting process and comes as part of 50 Best’s strategy to shine a spotlight on a greater number of hospitality establishments across the region.
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 51-100 List:
51 Room by Le Kief – Taipei
52 Epic – Shanghai
53 Tell Camellia – Hong Kong
54 PCO – New Delhi
55 Honky Tonks Tavern – Hong Kong
56 Quality Goods Club – Hong Kong
57 Soko – Seoul
58 D.Bespoke – Singapore
59 Pine & Co – Seoul
60 Smoke & Mirrors – Singapore
61 Papa Doble Bar – Singapore
62 The Curator – Manila
63 Oto – Manila
64 Teens of Thailand – Bangkok
65 Live Twice – Singapore
66 Origin Grill & Bar – Singapore
67 Ark Lounge – Aomori
68 The Public House – Taipei
69 Smalls – Bangkok
70 Three X Co – Kuala Lumpur
71 Mizunara: The Library – Hong Kong
72 Cocktail Bar Nemanja – Yokohama
73 The Living Room – Mumbai
74 The Sailing Bar – Nara
75 Shin Gi Tai – Singapore
76 The Bombay Canteen – Mumbai
77 Employees Only – Singapore
78 #FindTheLockerRoom – Bangkok
79 Bar Rocking Chair – Kyoto
80 Bar Landscape – Tokyo
81 The Old Man – Hong Kong
82 Mesa – Macau
83 Mixology Bar – Seoul
84 Stir – Ho Chi Minh City
85 High Five – Tokyo
86 HiBoRu – Taipei
87 The Bellwood – Tokyo
88 The Loft – Bangkok
89 Bar Mood – Taipei
90 Southside Parlor – Seoul
91 Moonrock – Tainan City
92 Barossa Cocktailier – Gifu
93 Wishbone Bar – Semarang
94 Bar D – Fujisawa
95 Barbary Coast – Singapore
96 Blackbird – Kathmandu
97 Backdoor Bodega – George Town
98 Junior The Pocket Bar – Singapore
99 40 Thieves – Seminyak
100 Coley – Kuala Lumpur
For more information, head over to the World’s 50 Best Bars website.