For two years in a row, Singapore has been leading the drinking scene in this part of the world with 13 of its bars making it into the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list for 2017. Even though Omakase + Appreciate, the best bar in Malaysia, slid 31 notches down the annual ranking (from 10th in 2016 to to 41st spot in 2017), we’re still glad to know that enjoying the best cocktail concoctions in Asia is less than an hour’s flight away.
Make sure to pop by Manhattan in Regent Singapore, which emerged tops at the recent award ceremony, the next time you’re in the Lion City. The award-winning watering hole along Cuscaden Road snatched its number one title from 28 Hongkong Street, another Singapore drinking spot that ranked fourth this year. If you’re feeling extra thirsty, you might as well check out the country’s other bemedalled spots such as Atlas, Employees’ Only Singapore, Native, and Nutmeg & Clove. All these bars have entered the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list for the first time.
Hong Kong trails behind Singapore with eight bars including Quinary and Stockton, while Japan boasts six spots — five of which hail from Tokyo. From classy speakeasy joints to swanky hotel bars, here are 10 of Asia’s best bars you need to visit.
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