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Cardinal Point and the Diplomat Present Stellar Line Up For International Guest Bar Shifts!

Cardinal Point and the Diplomat Present Stellar Line Up For International Guest Bar Shifts!

FoodieS Team
06 July 2024


Celebrating the return of Asia's 50 Best Bars in Hong Kong, Leading Nation Hospitality is set to kick off an action-packed two days from July 14th to 15th featuring star studded line up!


These highly anticipated events will host some of the world’s best bars, from Singapore to Mexico City, including Origin Bar at Shangri-La Singapore (#95 A50B 2023), Stay Gold Flamingo (#32 A50B 2023), Atlas (#27 A50B 2023), Side Hustle at NoMad London (50 BEST DISCOVERY), and Handshake Speakeasy (#3 W50B 2023). As some of the globe’s most revered bars descend upon the scene, Leading Nation continues to offer the ultimate gathering grounds for luminaries in the world of hospitality.

"LION CITY IN HONG KONG" on July 14th | Cardinal Point

On Sunday, July 14th, from 3 pm-6 pm, Cardinal Point will host the Lion City in Hong Kong, sponsored by London Essence, Ketel One, Naked Malt, and Campari, at its lavish rooftop and terrace destination atop Hong Kong’s most prestigious address. This rare occasion will feature guest shifts by three renowned bars from Singapore: Origin Bar (#95, Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023), Stay Gold Flamingo (#32, Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023), and Atlas (#27, Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023) – all under one roof. Each bar will bring its unique flair, crafting exquisite cocktails that embody Singapore’s vibrant cocktail scene.

About Origin Bar at Shangri-La Singapore

Origin Bar embarks on a journey to push the boundaries of cocktail creation, touching the hearts of individuals from diverse cultures and all walks of life. Led by Bar Manager Adam Bursik, Origin Bar immerses itself in local produce, embracing the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables in Singapore’s tropical climate. Through these curated flavors, Bursik and his team encapsulate their Singapore stories in a glass, inviting voyagers from near and far to begin their adventure at Origin Bar.

About Stay Gold Flamingo

Founded by Singaporean bartending talents Jerrold Khoo and Bai JiaWei, Stay Gold Flamingo serves as a ‘third place’ for the community, where guests can let loose to a soundtrack of rock and roll tunes that Khoo grew up listening to. The duo combines their American and Japanese bartending styles, evident in signature cocktails like Hanamachi (whisky, matcha, and black sesame) and Gentlemen’s Club (bourbon, cedarwood, and lapsang souchong), both inspired by Japanese and American entertainment districts.

About Atlas

ATLAS celebrates the rich culinary and beverage traditions of the 1920s. Unlike any other in Asia, ATLAS offers a grand backdrop that transports guests to Europe’s Deco glamour and Jazz Age elegance, contrasting to America’s underground speakeasies. Created by the Hwang family, ATLAS is a warm, welcoming destination where guests revel in elegant European cocktails and explore one of Asia’s finest collections of gin, spirits, and champagnes, sourced from around the globe.

"SUNDAY DISCO" on July 14th | The Diplomat

Later that evening, from 8 pm to 11 pm, Hong Kong’s ever-popular bar, The Diplomat, will continue the celebrations with SUNDAY DISCO, featuring groovy beats and world-class cocktails by Side Hustle from NoMad London (50 Best Discovery 2023). Sponsored by Monkey47, Altos, and Chivas, this electrifying event will transport guests back in time with an evening of dance and drinks.

About Side Hustle at NoMad London

Side Hustle at NoMad London offers casual dining and drinks with a lively atmosphere in the heart of London. Inspired by the vibrant flavors of Latin America, the menu reflects a passion for Southern California’s fresh cuisine and cultural diversity. Bar Director Liana Oster curates a cocktail program featuring diverse agave-based spirits, blending Latin American traditions with classic and contemporary British, European, and American offerings.

"FIESTA NOCTURNA" on July 15th | The Diplomat

The vibrant FIESTA NOCTURNA-themed party at The Diplomat on Monday, July 15th, from 9 pm to 12 am will transport guests to the electrifying world of Handshake Speakeasy (#3 World’s 50 Best Bars 2023), the legendary bar from Mexico City. Sponsored by Michter’s, Siete Misterios, and Soul Company, the event promises a wild celebration to remember—a fitting precursor to the unveiling of the region’s best bars the following day.

About Handshake Speakeasy

Hidden in Mexico City’s hip Colonia Juarez neighborhood, Handshake Speakeasy is a black varnish, marble, and brass haven dedicated to cocktails. This elusive lounge offers a stellar cocktail experience, blending mid-century elegance with futuristic flair. Bar Director Eric van Beek employs molecular mixology, creating drinks that look classic but unveil unexpected, layered flavors. Handshake Speakeasy has earned acclaim, ranking No.3 in The World’s 50 Best Bars 2023 and No.1 in North America’s 50 Best Bars 2024, attesting to its exceptional journey.

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