Asia’s 50 Best Bars list announced

The Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards were announced at a ceremony held in Bangkok Mandarin Oriental last night. At the ceremony, which was held together with the participants for the first time since 2019 due to Covid, the Mexican bar Coa in Hong Kong was once again chosen as the best bar in Asia.


Singapore’s bars made their mark on Asia’s 50 Best Bars list. Singapore bars took place in eleven of the top fifty lines, followed by Hong Kong, represented by eight bars. Japan, Thailand, South Korea and India entered the list with five bars, while China was represented with four bars, while Taiwan and Malaysia were represented with two bars each. Smoke & Bitters, ranked 42nd on the list, broke new ground and entered the list representing Sri Lanka.


Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 list was created by a 220-member jury of the region’s drink writers, educators, journalists, bartenders, bar owners and regional cocktail enthusiasts.

Asia’s 50 Best Bars

  1. COA, Hong Kong
  2. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
  3. Argo, Hong Kong
  4. Tesouro, Goa
  5. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
  6. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei
  7. Charles H, Seoul
  8. MO Bar, Singapore
  9. Manhattan, Singapore
  10. BKK Social Club, Bangkok
  11. Sober Company, Shanghai
  12. Republic, Singapore
  13. Darkside, Hong Kong
  14. Sidecar, New Delhi
  15. No Sleep Club, Singapore
  16. Quinary, Hong Kong
  17. Tropic City, Bangkok
  18. Hope & Sesame, Guangzhou
  19. Vesper, Bangkok
  20. Lamp Bar, Nara
  21. The SG Club, Tokyo
  22. Penicillin, Hong Kong
  23. Atlas, Singapore
  24. Aha Saloon, Taipei
  25. Bar Trench, Tokyo
  26. Hoots’, New Delhi
  27. Tippling Club, Singapore
  28. Bar Cham, Seoul
  29. Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur
  30. Home, New Delhi
  31. Sago House, Singapore
  32. The Cocktail Club, Jakarta
  33. The Pontiac, Hong Kong
  34. The Wise King, Hong Kong
  35. Junglebird, Kuala Lumpur
  36. Nutmeg & Clove, Singapore
  37. Analogue, Singapore
  38. The Aubrey, Hong Kong
  39. Le Chamber, Seoul
  40. Alice, Seoul
  41. Memento Mori, Tokyo
  42. Smoke & Bitters, Hiriketiya
  43. Asia Today, Bangkok
  44. Copitas, Bengaluru
  45. Union Trading Company, Shanghai
  46. The Bamboo Bar, Bangkok
  47. Bee’s Knees, Kyoto
  48. Zest, Seoul
  49. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
  50. Speak Low, Shanghai