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Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024 Reveals Its 51-100 List

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024 Reveals Its 51-100 List

FoodieS Team
09 July 2024

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The fourth edition of the prestigious list features 15 new entries across Asia, with Jakarta's The St. Regis Bar debuting at No. 88.

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Asia’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, has unveiled its extended list of bars ranking from 51st to 100th for the fourth consecutive year, with Jakarta’s The St. Regis Bar making a notable debut at No. 88 for its New York-inspired cocktails and luxurious interiors. The announcement, made one week prior to the live awards ceremony in Hong Kong on July 16, 2024, highlights a diverse collection of bars across the region. The rankings are determined through a voting process by a 265-member Academy, comprising bartenders, bar owners, drinks writers, and cocktail enthusiasts.

Emma Sleight, Head of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Bars, expressed excitement over the diverse new entries and destinations on the list. She noted the impressive innovative drinking experiences Asia offers and hopes for continued creativity and dynamic cocktail experiences in the future.

Asia's 50 Best Bars' 51-100 List

Singapore features prominently with eight bars making the list. Republic leads at No. 57, followed by No Sleep Club at No. 60, Stay Gold Flamingo at No. 63, The Elephant Room at No. 65, and Manhattan at No. 69. New entrant Cat Bite Club appears at No. 77, specializing in rice and agave spirits. 28 HongKong Street at No. 78 and Last Word at No. 93 complete Singapore’s representation.

Bangkok also secures six spots. Tropic City at No. 62 and Opium at No. 73 lead the way. Firefly, a new entrant at No. 83, is noted for its whimsical cocktails and live jazz. Asia Today at No. 90, The Bamboo Bar at No. 91, and Dry Wave Cocktail Studio at No. 98, led by Supawit ‘Palm’ Muttarattana, round off the city’s entries.

East Asia Highlights

Tokyo showcases five bars, with new entrants Tokyo Confidential at No. 53 and Folklore at No. 74. Gold Bar at No. 76, Bulgari Ginza Bar at No. 86, and High Five at No. 87 add to the city’s strong presence.

Hong Kong’s Mizunara: The Library climbs to No. 66, joined by Honky Tonks Tavern at No. 67, The Old Man at No. 71, and Tell Camellia at No. 97. Topping the list at No. 51 is Seoul’s Soko, followed by new entrant Gong Gan at No. 89 and Charles H at No. 95.

Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, and Taipei each feature three bars. Kuala Lumpur’s Three X Co at No. 56, Coley at No. 70, and Junglebird at No. 80 make the list. New Delhi’s Lair at No. 68 is a new entrant, followed by Sidecar at No. 84 and Home at No. 96. Taipei’s To Infinity & Beyond leads at No. 61, with Under Lab at No. 72 and Wu (Nothingness) at No. 94.

Ho Chi Minh City, Nara, Shanghai, and Tainan each have two bars on the list. Notable mentions include Stir at No. 58, Drinking & Healing at No. 99, Lamp Bar at No. 55, and The Sailing Bar at No. 85. From Shanghai, Epic at No. 54 and Sober Company at No. 92 make the cut. The Han-jia at No. 79 and Moonrock at No. 100 represent Tainan.

Several destinations are represented by a single bar. Penang’s Backdoor Bodega re-enters at No. 52, while The Bombay Canteen from Mumbai is at No. 59. Other entries include Yakoboku from Kumamoto at No. 64, Bee’s Knees from Kyoto at No. 75, and The Hudson Rooms in Hanoi at No. 81. Jakarta’s The St. Regis Bar debuts at No. 88, and Muntinlupa City’s Southbank Cafe + Lounge enters at No. 82.

Asia’s 50 Best Bars works with Deloitte as its official independent adjudication partner to ensure the integrity and authenticity of the voting process.

The ninth edition of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier and hosted in collaboration with the Hong Kong Tourism Board, will be announced at a live awards ceremony in Hong Kong on July 16, 2024.

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