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Six Singapore bars shine on World's 50 Best Bars list


It's official: Singapore is the best drinking destination in Asia, racking up six spots on this year's World's 50 Best Bars list. Winners include Manhattan at the Regent Hotel Singapore, which broke through to the top ten, clinching 7th place on the list. Familiar faces Operation Dagger and 28 HongKong Street claim the 24th and 25th spot respectively, while Tippling Club re-enters the list at number 31 (it ranked 45th in 2013) under the helm of its new head bartender, Joe Schofield.

The impressive gin-focused bar, Atlas, debuts at number 15 – the highest new entry on the list – and fellow newcomer Native squeezed in at number 47. Native's head bartender and owner, Vijay Mudaliar, highlights regional spirits and ingredients (including foraged ants) making it one of the more unique bar experiences in town. The Singapore bars join six others from Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei to represent Asia as a diverse drinking destination not to be missed.

London was the biggest winner of the night, claiming eight spots including the top honour for American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London. Read on for the full list.

The World's 50 Best Bars 2017

1 American Bar, London 

2 Dandelyan, London

3 The NoMad, New York 

4 Connaught Bar, London

5 The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, New York

6 The Clumsies, Athens

7 Manhattan, Singapore 

8 Attaboy, New York

9 Bar Termini, London

10 Speak Low, Shanghai

11 Little Red Door, Paris

12 Happiness Forgets, London

13 High Five, Tokyo

14 Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City 

15 Atlas, Singapore 

16 Dante, New York

17 Oriole, London

18 Broken Shaker, Miami

19 Candelaria, Paris

20 Himkok, Oslo

21 The Gibson, London

22 Black Pearl, Melbourne 

23 Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires 

24 Operation Dagger, Singapore

25 28 HongKong Street, Singapore

26 Trick Dog, San Francisco

27 Sweet Liberty, Miami

28 Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei

29 Lost & Found, Nicosia

30 Baba Au Rum, Athens

31 Tippling Club, Singapore

32 BlackTail, New York 

33 Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, Rome

34 Le Syndicat, Paris

35 Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam

36 Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo

37 Employees Only, New York

38 Schumann's, Munich

39 La Factoria, Old San Juan

40 Quinary, Hong Kong

41 Aviary, Chicago

42 Mace, New York

43 Nightjar, London

44 Linje Tio, Stockholm

45 The Baxter Inn, Sydney

46 ABV, San Francisco

47 Native, Singapore

48 Tommy's, San Francisco

49 Lobster Bar, Hong Kong

50 Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv