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3 Malaysian bars enter Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 51-100 List—here are the winners

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By Natalie Khoo

3 Malaysian bars enter Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 51-100 List—here are the winners

Ahead of the annual announcement of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022, the second edition of the 51-100 List has been revealed. Just as three Malaysian restaurants have earned a spot on the extended list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants last month, the same number of Malaysian establishments have made the cut for the bar edition.

The three local bars include KL’s Three X Co and Coley, as well as Penang’s Backdoor Bodega. Three X Co, which previously ranked No. 47 in the 2021 Asia’s 50 Best Bars list, secured a spot at No. 70 this year. Meanwhile, first-time entry Backdoor Bodega takes the No. 97 spot. Coley, which was crowned the Best Bar in Malaysia in 2019, rounded off the list at No. 100.


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Coley caps off Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 51-100 List at the 100th spot.

This year marks the second edition of the extended list, consisting of bars from 24 different cities across the continent and features 10 bars from 2021’s top 50, including 2019’s Asia’s Best Bar (The Old Man, Hong Kong) and Tokyo’s legendary Bar High Five. Nepal made its debut on the list for the very first time with Kathmandu’s Blackbird taking the No. 96 spot.

Backdoor Bodega breaks into the list for first time at No. 97

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.

“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.”

Three X Co secures a spot at No. 70.

Discover the full list below.

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 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, Semarang

94. Bar D, Fujisawa

95. Barbary Coast, Singapore

96. Blackbird, Kathmandu*

97. Backdoor Bodega, Georgetown*

98. Junior The Pocket Bar, Singapore

99. 40 Thieves, Kuta*

100. Coley, Kuala Lumpur*

*represents new entries

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022, sponsored by Perrier, will return with a live awards ceremony in Bangkok. The list will be revealed on Thursday 28th April via a livestream from the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok on Facebook and YouTube from 8.30pm Malaysian time.

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