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4 KL bars enter Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 51-100 list

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By Natalie Khoo

4 KL bars enter Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 51-100 list

In recognition of the region’s ever-evolving bar industry, the third edition of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 51-100 List was revealed today, one week ahead of the live awards ceremony in Hong Kong

The 2023 edition of the extended list covers 22 cities across different countries in Asia, as voted by its 260-member Academy. This is made up of bartenders, bar owners, drinks writers and cocktail aficionados who placed independent and anonymous votes for their seven best bar experiences over an 18-month voting window. 

Mark Sansom, Director of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Bars, said: “It gives us great pleasure to welcome this year’s cohort of bars ranked between 51 and 100 into the 50 Best family. One of the most rewarding aspects of our work is witnessing the expansion and evolution of the industry. Since we introduced the extended list in 2021 with a view to shine the spotlight on double the number of bars and drinking cities, we have consistently been impressed by the new and exciting drinking experiences in the region.” 


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This year, four bars in Malaysia—all based in Kuala Lumpur—have made the list, including a new entry. The four local bars comprise KL’s most prominent rum bar, Junglebird (No. 55); “post-modern flavour lab”, Reka (No. 65); long-standing crowd-favourite, Coley (No. 67); and regular entry Three X Co (No. 77). It is the first time that Reka is debuting on the list after opening at the end of 2021, signalling the growing potential of new bars in the vibrant city

Last Word, Singapore

Just like past years, Singapore boasts the greatest number of bars on the 51-100 list, with Last Word leading the pack of eight at No.61. The city also counts four new entries on the list: The Elephant Room (No. 64), Night Hawk (No. 73), Offtrack (No. 79) and Origin Bar & Grill (No. 95). Japan is the runner-up with seven bars to its name, whilst Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai are among the other frontrunners in the regional bar scene.

Charles H, Seoul

Topping the 51-100 list is Seoul’s Charles H (No. 51), though it is joined by only one other Seoul destination, Pine & Co (No.72). Meanwhile, Malaysia’s northern neighbour, Thailand, also records four bars on the list. 

Without further ado, here are all the bars on the extended Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 51-100 list. 


ASIA’S 50 BEST BARS 2023 51-100 LIST

  1. Charles H, Seoul 
  2. To Infinity and Beyond, Taipei 
  3. The Pontiac, Hong Kong 
  4. Room by Le Kief, Taipei 
  5. Junglebird Kuala Lumpur 56 Gold Bar, Tokyo 
  6. Americano, Mumbai 
  7. Home New, Delhi 
  8. Opium, Bangkok 
  9. Hoots’, New Delhi 
  10. Last Word, Singapore 
  11. Craftroom, Osaka 
  12. Tippling Club, Singapore 
  13. The Elephant Room, Singapore 
  14. Reka, Kuala Lumpur 
  15. Hideaway, Goa 
  16. Coley, Kuala Lumpur 
  17. Asia Today, Bangkok 
  18. Bitters & Co., Kathmandu 
  19. Epic, Shanghai 
  20. Moonrock, Tainan 
  21. Pine & Co, Seoul 
  22. Night Hawk, Singapore
  23. No Sleep Club, Singapore 
  24. The Back Room, Manila 
  25. Wishbone Bar, Semarang 
  26. Three X Co, Kuala Lumpur 
  27. #FindTheLockerRoom, Bangkok 
  28. Offtrack, Singapore 
  29. El Lequio, Okinawa 
  30. Bar Rocking Chair, Kyoto 
  31. Stir, Ho Chi Minh City 
  32. D.Bespoke, Singapore 
  33. Yakoboku, Kumamoto 
  34. The Haflington, Hanoi 
  35. Mizunara: The Library, Hong Kong 
  36. The Odd Couple, Shanghai 
  37. The Sailing Bar, Nara 
  38. The Wise King, Hong Kong 
  39. Union Trading Company, Shanghai 
  40. Aha Saloon, Taipei 
  41. Bar Trench, Tokyo 
  42. Bar Mood, Taipei 
  43. PCO, New Delhi 
  44. Origin Grill & Bar, Singapore 
  45. Enigma, Ho Chi Minh City 
  46. Tell Camellia, Hong Kong 
  47. Honky Tonks Tavern, Hong Kong 
  48. Loft, Bangkok 
  49. Barc, Kathmandu
  50. Barc, Kathmandu


Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 sponsored by Perrier, will return with a live awards ceremony in Hong Kong on Tuesday, 18th July 2023 at 20:25 local time. Hosted in collaboration with destination partner Hong Kong Tourism Board, the live countdown will also be streamed on The World’s 50 Best Bars Facebook and 50 Best Bars TV YouTube Channel

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