TEN BARS IN ASIA MADE TO THE LIST OF WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS 2023
By Siulan Law Mathews DipWSET
Source: World’s 50 Best Bars 2023
A total of ten bars in Asia have made to the list of World’s 50 Best Bars 2023 announced yesterday in Singapore.
The retro-styled BKK Social Club in Bangkok is the highest ranking Asian bar on this year’s Best 50 list in 13th place, Singapore’s Jigger & Pony took 14th spot, Seoul’s Zest is at 18th despite being a new entry, Bangkok’s Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar at 19th place.
Hong Kong’ s Coa, which was earlier named Asia’s Best Bar 2023, only gets a disappointing 20th spot.
Barcelona has retained its grip on this year’s awards as cocktail joint Sips claimed the top spot at yesterday’s ceremony.
New York’s Double Chicken Please took second place while Mexico City’s Handshake Speakeasy was name third best.
Completing the winning list of Asian bars are Singapore’s Sago House (32), Hong Kong’s Argo (34). Tokyo’s The SG Club (36) Tokyo’s Bar Benfiddich (37) and Singapore’s Atlas (48).
The winners are chosen by the World’s 50 Best Bars Academy, made up of 680 drinks experts in 28 regions, including renowned bartenders and consultants, drinks writers and cocktail specialists from around the world.
The experts are required to remain anonymous and voting is confidential, secure and independently adjudicated by Deloitte.
World’s best bars for 2023
1. Sips, Barcelona
2. Double Chicken Please,New York
3. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City
4. Paradiso, Barcelona
5. Connaught Bar, London
6. Little Red Door, Paris
7. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
8. Tayēr + Elementary, London
9. Alquímico, Cartagena
10. Himkok, Oslo
11. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires
12. Line, Athens
13. BKK Social Club, Bangkok
14. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
15. Maybe Sammy, Sydney
16. Salmon Guru, Madrid
17. Overstory, New York
18. Zest, Seoul
19. Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar, Bangkok
20. Coa, Hong Kong
21. Drink Kong, Rome
22. Hanky Panky, Mexico City
23. Caretaker's Cottage, Melbourne
24. Café La Trova, Miami
25. Baba au Rum, Athens
26. CoChinChina, Buenos Aires
27. Katana Kitten, New York
28. Satan's Whiskers, London
29. Wax On, Berlin
30. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires
31. Röda Huset, Stockholm
32. Sago House, Singapore
33. Freni e Frizioni, Rome
34. Argo, Hong Kong
35. A Bar with Shapes for a Name, London
36. The SG Club, Tokyo
37. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
38. The Cambridge Public House, Paris
39. Panda & Sons, Edinburgh
40. Mimi Kakushi, Dubai
41. Scarfes Bar, London
42. 1930, Milan
43. Carnaval, Lima
44. L'Antiquario, Naples
45. Baltra Bar, Mexico City
46. Locale Firenze, Florence
47. The Clumsies, Athens
48. Atlas, Singapore
49. Jewel of the South, New Orleans
50. Galaxy Bar, Dubai
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