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The World’s 50 Best Bars Named

Asia celebrates a successful awards ceremony with 10 bars featuring on the list, Manhattan in Singapore ranks in the world’s top three and Hong Kong’s The Old Man debuts at No.10

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Claiming the No.1 position, Dandelyan has also earned the title of Best Bar in Europe. After debuting on the list at No.50 in 2015, Dandelyan jumped to No.3 in 2016, then edged its way to No.2 in 2017. Created by forward-thinking cocktail creator and bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana, the focus of Dandelyan is to bring a stylish neighbourhood vibe to the glamour of the Mondrian Hotel on London’s Southbank, with sustainability and nature to the fore. Since opening in September 2014, Dandelyan has launched five cocktail menus all with a focus on botany.

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Asia celebrates with 10 establishments from Singapore, China, Japan and Taiwan featuring on the list. Singapore leads Asia’s ranking with five bars featured. Manhattan (No.3) enters the top three and claims the title of Best Bar in Asia, sponsored by Hennessy. Singapore is also represented by Atlas (No.8), Operation Dagger (No.23) and 28 HongKong Street (No.34), while Native jumps 34 places to No.13 to take the Highest Climber Award, sponsored by Nikka Whisky. To add to the city-state’s accolades, Singapore-based bartender Joe Schofield, recently of Tippling Club (No.58) and now heading the Sensorium project, has been named the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender for his ground-breaking flavour developments.


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Adding to Asia’s success is The Old Man from Hong Kong debuts on The World’s 50 Best Bars list at No.10, claiming the Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Torres. Representing China is Speak Low in Shanghai at No.20. Japan features Bar High Five (No.12) and Bar Benfiddich (No.49), both from Tokyo, while Taiwan’s Indulge Experimental Bistro in Taipei lands at No.38.

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