Hot! Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021: Singapore Claims 12 Spots, Coa, Hong Kong Clinch Top Spot

Manhattan Bar

CONTENT: Andrew Kho

This year’s announcement of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 was held virtually again which was streamed live on Facebook and Youtube.

Despite Jigger & Pony being knocked off the top spot this year, the bar still managed to secure the 2nd spot after Hong Kong’s mescal-centric bar Coa took the coveted top spot this year as well as the best bar in China.

Singapore bars managed to improve the list with 12 spots, up from 11 from last year with four bars Jigger & Pony, ATLAS, Manhattan & No Sleep Club placing in the top 10. No Sleep Club, secured the 8th spot as well as the Disaronno Highest New Entry Award.

MO Bar, located at the Mandarin Oriental Singapore, clinched the 45 spot as well as the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award, given to the bar with the top hospitality experience.

Former Antidote bartender and now co-founder of Mu in Taipei, Bannie Kang, has also been recognised as winner of the Mancino Bartenders’ Bartender Award for not only showing impeccable technique and creativity, but also for her passion for sharing knowledge and educating budding bartenders.

Mo Bar

Mark Sansom, Content Editor for Asia’s 50 Best Bars, says: “We want to extend our heartiest congratulations to all the bars named in the list. We hope that the announcement of the 2021 ranking – as well as the publication, for the first time, of those ranked from 51 to 100 – will provide optimism and encouragement to all bars as travel routes gradually open up and guests begin to plan their next fine-drinking experiences. It is a well-deserved debut win for Coa and credit goes to Jay Khan and his team who have proven themselves to be at the heart of the continent’s cocktail culture. The bar serves a perfect blend of subtle agave education, relaxed vibes and a simply fantastic drinks list. This, combined with the great work they have been doing to support their community throughout the pandemic, makes Coa a bona fide No.1 this year.”

Here’s The Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 Full List:

1. Coa, Hong Kong
2. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
3. The SG Club, Tokyo
4. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taiwan
5. Sober Company, Shanghai
6. Manhattan, Singapore
7. Atlas Bar, Singapore
8. No Sleep Club, Singapore
9. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
10. Caprice Bar, Hong Kong
11. Bamboo Bar, Bangkok
12. Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur
13. Charles H, Seoul
14. Native, Singapore
15. Hope and Sesame, Guangzhou, China
16. Sidecar, New Delhi
17. Bar Mood, Taiwan
18. Bee’s Knees, Kyoto
19. Room by Le Kief, Taiwan
20. The Diplomat, Hong Kong
21. 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore
22. Tropic City, Bangkok
23. Tell Camellia, Hong Kong
24. Aha Saloon, Taiwan
25. Quinary, Hong Kong
26. The Pontiac, Hong Kong
27. High Five, Tokyo
28. The Wise King, Hong Kong
29. Barbary Coast, Singapore (New Entry)
30. Penicillin Bar, Hong Kong
31. Union Trading Company, Shanghai
32. Speak Low, Shanghai
33. Union Brasserie, Bakery & Bar, Jakarta
34. Bar Cham, Seoul
35. Backstage Cocktail Bar, Bangkok
36. Tippling Club, Singapore
37. Junglebird, Kuala Lumpur
38. The Curator, The Philippines
39. D.Bespoke, Singapore
40. Darkside, Hong Kong
41. Alice, Seoul
42. The Old Man, Singapore
43. Bar Trench, Tokyo
44. Le Chamber, Seoul
45. MO Bar, Singapore
46. Vesper, Bangkok
47. Three X Co, Kuala Lumpur
48. Teens of Thailand, Bangkok
49. Sago House, Singapore (New Entry)
50. Star Bar, Tokyo

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