With one week to go before the announcement of Asia's 50 Best Bars 2021, sponsored by Perrier, 50 Best has revealed the bars voted onto the extended list for the first time. The ranking is created from the overall Asia's 50 Best Bars voting process and comes as part of 50 Best's overall strategy to recognise a greater number of hospitality establishments as they seek to emerge from restrictions imposed by the pandemic.
Japan dominates the 51-100 list with 14 bars featured. New entry Ishinohana in Tokyo places ahead of the pack at No.56. Singapore's bars secure six spots on the list including three newcomers - Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall at No.71, Live Twice at No.75 and Junior The Pocket Bar at No.82.
Thailand is represented by six bars including four new entries from Bangkok. China boasts five entries on the extended list: Shanghai's Epic is a new entry at No.64 and is named the Campari One To Watch. South Korea grabs five positions, too.
Sri Lanka and Vietnam each make their first appearance on the list this year, with two bars from the former and three bars from the latter.
Two new bars from Indonesia break into the ranking - Wishbone from Semarang is placed No.74, while A/A Bar from Jakarta earns the No.83 spot.
Other notable entries include New Delhi's Hoots' at No.59, Kuala Lumpur's Pahit at No.78, and Taipei's Mu at No.90.
The sixth edition of Asia's 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, will be announced in a virtual ceremony on 6th May, beginning at 6pm HK/Singapore time (3.30pm India; 5pm Thailand; 7pm Japan). Join the digital countdown through The World's 50 Best Bars Facebook page and 50 Best Bars TV YouTube channel.
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