Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019: 12 New Bars Make The List

A new bar clinches the top spot while Singapore still reigns with 11 bars in the top 50 list. Check out the full list!

Asia’s 50 Best Bars of 2019 were announced at Capitol Theatre, Singapore, for the second consecutive year on 9 May 2019. The fourth edition of the annual ranking features twelve new entries and sees Hong Kong’s The Old Man clinch the number one spot, also becoming The Best Bar in Asia 2019 and The Best Bar in China.

Manhattan is once again The Best Bar in Singapore at number two in the 2019 list and also nets the Legend of the List Award, a title that celebrates the bar that has most consistently proven its excellence over the history of the List.

Jumping 33 spots to land at No.9, Jigger & Pony in Singapore earns the Highest Climber Award. Also flying the flag for Singapore are Tippling Club (No.11), Gibson (No.15), 28 HongKong Street (No.21), Operation Dagger (No.22), D.Bespoke (No.25), Employees Only (No.41), and The Other Room (No.46).

Check out the full list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019:

1. The Old Man, Hong Kong, China

2. Manhattan, Singapore

3. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei, Taiwan

4. Native, Singapore

5. Atlas, Singapore

6. High Five, Tokyo, Japan

7. Speak Low, Shanghai, China

8. The Bamboo Bar At Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand

9. Jigger & Pony, Singapore

10. Quinary, Hong Kong, China

11. Tippling Club, Singapore

12. Coa, Hong Kong, China (New Entry)

13. The SG Club, Tokyo, Japan (New Entry)

14. Charles H, Seoul, South Korea

15. Gibson, Singapore

16. Sober Company, Shanghai, China

17. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo, Japan

18. The Wise King, Hong Kong, China (New Entry)

19. Le Chamber, Seoul, South Korea

20. Backstage Cocktail Bar, Bangkok, Thailand

21. 28 HongKong Street, Singapore

22. Operation Dagger, Singapore

23. Bar Trench, Tokyo, Japan

24. Aha Saloon, Taipei, Taiwan (New Entry)

25. D.Bespoke, Singapore

26. Vesper, Bangkok, Thailand

27. Coley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

28. Bar Orchard Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

29. Alice Cheongdam, Seoul, South Korea

30. Union Trading Company, Shanghai, China

31. Tropic City, Bangkok, Thailand (New Entry)

32. The Pontiac, Hong Kong, China

33. Lobster Bar & Grill, Hong Kong, China

34. Rabbit Hole, Bangkok, Thailand (New Entry)

35. Hope & Sesame, Guangzhou, China (New Entry)

36. Stockton, Hong Kong, China

37. The Curator, Manila, Philippines

38. 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China

39. Union Brasserie, Bakery & Bar, Jakarta, Indonesia

40. Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (New Entry)

41. Employees Only, Singapore

42. Smalls, Bangkok, Thailand

43. Bar Mood, Taipei, Taiwan (New Entry)

44. JungleBird, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

45. Draft Land, Taipei, Taiwan (New Entry)

46. The Other Room, Singapore

47. Oto, Manila, Philippines (New Entry)

48. Teens Of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

49. Mixology Salon, Tokyo, Japan

50. The Back Room, Manila, Philippines (New Entry)