The 2022 list of Asia's 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, was announced at an in-person awards ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. Featuring bars from 16 cities in Asia, the evening culminated in Coa, Hong Kong, being named as The Best Bar in Asia, sponsored by Perrier. The seventh edition of the awards went live before 500 guests for the first time since 2019. The ceremony was also streamed on The World's 50 Best Bars Facebook and 50 Best Bars TV YouTube Channel and is still available to view.
Lauded for its expertly crafted menu and hospitality, Coa clinches the No.1 spot for the second year. Jigger & Pony, Singapore retains its spot at No.2, for the second consecutive year, also winning The Best Bar in Singapore. Hong Kong newcomer Argo is No.3 and winner of the Disaronno Highest New Entry title.
Other special awards announced include: Honky Tonks Tavern, Hong Kong, as Campari One To Watch; Singapore's Colin Chia as Roku Industry Icon; Bar Mood, Taipei, as Ketel One Sustainable Bar; MO Bar, Singapore, as the Nikka Highest Climber and Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur, which wins the inaugural Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu Award in Asia.
Mark Sansom, Content Director for Asia's 50 Best Bars, says: "We could not be happier that Asia's 50 Best Bars returned to a live event format this year. Huge congratulations to Jay Khan and the team at Coa for holding onto their No.1 position and to all the bar teams represented in the ranking."
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