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These are the winners of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017

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By Rachel Au

These are the winners of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017

From the same people who started The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants comes Asia’s 50 Best Bars. For this ranking, almost 200 industry experts from across the region were handpicked to vote for their top picks from a large and eclectic pool of bars (read: 14 cities in 10 countries). 

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The winners list this year sees a whopping 18 new entries and for the second year in a row, Singapore takes the lead in Asia’s dynamic drinking scene. Firstly, the country owns the newly crowned Best Bar in Asia 2017—Manhattanand boasts 13 bars in the ranking. Hong Kong has 12 in the list. 

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Malaysia’s Omakase + Appreciate also made it to the list at No. 41, representing the country alone thus also claiming the award of Best in Malaysia. Check out the full winners list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017 below. 

 Rank  Bar Name City Country Award
1  Manhattan Singapore Singapore  Asia’s Best Bar/Best in Singapore
2  Speak Low  Shanghai  China  Best in China
3  High Five  Tokyo  Japan  Best in Japan
4  28 HongKong Street  Singapore  Singapore
5  Indulge Experimental Bistro  Taipei  Taiwan  Highest New Entry/Best in Taiwan
6  Operation Dagger  Singapore  Singapore
7  Quinary  Hong Kong  China
8  Stockton  Hong Kong  China  Highest Climber
9  The Union Trading Company  Shanghai  China
10  Lobster Bar  Hong Kong  China
11  Tippling Club  Singapore  Singapore
12  Atlas  Singapore  Singapore  New Entry
13  The Bamboo Bar @ Mandarin Oriental Bangkok  Bangkok  Thailand  Best in Thailand
14  Gibson  Singapore  Singapore
15  Alice Cheongdam  Seoul  South Korea  Best in South Korea
16  The Pontiac  Hong Kong  China
17  Employees Only Singapore  Singapore  Singapore  New Entry
18  Backstage Cocktail Bar  Bangkok  Thailand  New Entry
19  Sober Company  Shanghai  China  New Entry
20  Native  Singapore  Singapore  New Entry
21  Jigger & Pony  Singapore  Singapore
22  Bar BenFiddich  Tokyo  Japan
23  The Curator Coffee & Cocktails  Manila  Philippines  Best in Philippines
24  Zuma  Hong Kong  China
25  Bar Orchard Ginza  Tokyo  Japan
26  8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana  Hong Kong  China  New Entry
27  Charles H  Seoul  South Korea
28  Bar Trench  Tokyo  Japan
29  D.Bespoke  Singapore  Singapore
30  Nutmeg & Clove  Singapore  Singapore  New Entry
31  Star Bar  Tokyo  Japan
32  Le Chamber  Seoul  South Korea
33  Janes & Hooch  Beijing  China
34  Q&A Bar  Bangkok  Thailand
35  The Other Room  Singapore  Singapore  New Entry
36  Lamp Bar  Nara  Japan  New Entry
37  Aer Bar & Lounge  Mumbai  India  Best in India, New Entry
38  Sugarhall  Singapore  Singapore
39  East End  Taipei  Taiwan  New Entry
40  Vesper  Bangkok  Thailand
41  Omakase + Appreciate  Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia  Best in Malaysia
42  The Chinnery  Hong Kong  China  New Entry
43  Potato Head Beach Club  Bali  Indonesia  Best in Indonesia, New Entry
44  Bar D.Still  Seoul  South Korea
45  ABV  Makati  Philippines
46  Teens of Thailand  Bangkok  Thailand
47  Keepers  Seoul  South Korea  New Entry
48  Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour  Hong Kong  China   New Entry
49  Club Boys Saloon  Taipei  Taiwan  New Entry
50  The Night Rooster  Bali  Indonesia  New Entry


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