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A hearty congratulations to Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020, especially the eight Hong Kong bars that made it on the list this year.

Much like Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the annual award ceremony for Asia’s 50 Best Bars was unveiled as a virtual event. The fifth edition of the list featured the very best across Asia and included eight bars from Hong Kong.

The Old Man Hong Kong

This year, The Old Man Hong Kong dropped from the No.1 spot and placed second to Singapore’s Jigger & Pony. The Singaporean bar entered the ranking two years ago and in 2019, won the Highest Climber Award by moving up a whopping 33 places, before jumping an additional 8 to take first place this year. Although The Old Man were knocked off the top, award-winning mixologist and co-owner Agung Prabowo was awarded the inaugural Industry Icon award, while sister bar The Old Man Singapore ranked in at 22. Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s agave-based cocktail bar COA took third place, rising 9 spots to place 12th on the list. Co-founder Jay Khan was also awarded the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender for 2020.

Jay Khan of COA

Other bars from Hong Kong on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 include Quinary (No. 16); The Wise King (No. 18); Otto e Mezzo Bombana at (No. 28); Caprice Bar at (No. 34); The Pontiac (No. 35 — newcomer); and Lobster Bar and Grill (No. 44).

 

The full list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020:

  1. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
  2. The Old Man Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  3. Coa, Hong Kong
  4. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei
  5. Atlas, Singapore
  6. Native, Singapore
  7. The Bamboo Bar, Bangkok
  8. Manhattan, Singapore
  9. The SG Club, Tokyo
  10. Aha Saloon, Taipei
  11. Vesper, Bangkok
  12. Sober Company, Shanghai
  13. Bar Mood, Taipei
  14. Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur
  15. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
  16. Quinary, Hong Kong
  17. Tippling Club, Singapore
  18. The Wise King, Hong Kong
  19. Speak Low, Shanghai
  20. Bar High Five, Tokyo
  21. Bee’s Knees, Kyoto
  22. The Old Man Singapore, Singapore
  23. D.Bespoke, Singapore
  24. Tropic City, Bangkok
  25. Gibson, Singapore
  26. Draft Land, Taipei
  27. Room By Le Kief, Taipei
  28. Otto E Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
  29. Charles H, Seoul
  30. 28 HongKong Street, Singapore
  31. Rabbit Hole, Bangkok
  32. Nutmeg & Clove, Singapore
  33. Backstage Cocktail Bar, Bangkok
  34. Caprice Bar, Hong Kong
  35. The Pontiac, Hong Kong
  36. Hope & Sesame, Guangzhou
  37. Junglebird, Kuala Lumpur
  38. The Odd Couple, Shanghai
  39. Bar Trench, Tokyo 
  40. Sidecar, New Delhi
  41. Bar Orchard Ginza, Tokyo
  42. The Curator, Manila
  43. Union Brasserie, Bakery & Bar, Jakarta
  44. Lobster Bar & Grill, Hong Kong
  45. The Back Room, Manila
  46. MO Bar, Singapore
  47. Alice, Seoul
  48. Coley, Kuala Lumpur
  49. Le Chamber, Seoul
  50. Cham Bar, Seoul
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Fontaine Cheng
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Born and bred in London, Fontaine is a self-proclaimed foodie with extensive experience in the luxury lifestyle landscape. When not exploring the world — discovering cultures and tasting new dishes — she can be found sipping a nice cup of tea (or G&T) hoping to adopt a puppy.