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Asia's 50 Best Bars 2023: 11 bars in Singapore made the top 50 list

Jigger and Pony retains its crown as the best bar in Singapore

Dawson Tan
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Dawson Tan

11 bars in Singapore made Asia's 50 Best Bars 2023. Jigger and Pony is crowned Asia's second-best, maintaining its reign as Singapore's best bar after placing second behind Coa for a third consecutive year. 

This year, Sago House climbed the ranks to reach No.10 and is the recipient of the prestigious Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award. Voted by 260 academy members, this award category rewards the bar that has provided the single-best hospitality experience over the past 18-month window. "Good hospitality has always been our top priority from day one, so being recognised with this award means everything to us. We want every guest who walks through our doors to feel welcome and comfortable; this goes for our regulars and even those who come in for their first visit," says Desiree Jane, co-founder of Sago House.

Those who made the final 50 include Native (No.42), new entrant Stay Gold Flamingo (#32), Employees Only (#30), 28 Hongkong Street (No.24), Manhattan (No.21), Republic (No.16), Analogue (No.15) who also brought home the Ketel One Sustainability Award, and Nutmeg & Clove (No.7).

Huge congratulations also go to Night Hawk who also clinched the Campari One to Watch award as they made rank at No.73 this year. The 51-100 list is followed by Last Word (No. 61), a hidden cocktail bar on Purvis Street conceptualised by the same folks behind Nutmeg & Clove, which itself features on both Asia and The World's 50 Best Bars lists. We also have three new entrants to the list, namely The Elephant Room (No.64), and Offtrack (No.79). And to cap it off, we have Tippling Club at No.63No Sleep Club at No.74and Origin Bar & Grill at No.95.

Here is the full list:
#50 Penrose, Kuala Lumpur (New Entry)
#49 The Bellwood, Tokyo
#48 The Living Room, Mumbai (New Entry)
#47 The Old Man, Hong Kong
#46 Soko, Seoul (New Entry)
#45 High Five, Tokyo (Re-entry)
#44 Bee Knee's, Kyoto
#43 The Public House, Taipei (New Entry)
#42 Native, Singapore (Re-entry)
#41 Vender, Taichung (New Entry)
#40 Smoke & Bitters, Sri Lanka (The best bar in Sri Lanka)
#39 Hope and Sesame, Guangzhou (The best bar in Mainland China)
#38 Copitas, Bengaluru 
#37 Southside Parlor, Seoul (New Entry)
#36 Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpar (The best bar in Malaysia)
#35 The Bombay Canteen, Mumbai (New Entry)
#34 The Curator, Manila (The best bar in the Philippines)
#33 Mostly Harmless, Hong Kong (Re-entry)
#32 Stay Gold Flamingo, Singapore (New Entry)
#31 Quinary, Hong Kong
#30 Employees Only, Singapore (Re-entry)
#29 Pentja, Indonesia
#28 Alice, Seoul 
#27 Atlas, Singapore
#26 Penicillin, Hong Kong
#25 Le Chamber, Seoul
#24 28 HongKong Street, Singapore 
#23 Lamp Bar, Nara
#22 Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar, Bangkok (London Essence Best New Opening)
#21 Manhattan, Singapore
#20 Virtu, Tokyo (Highest new entry)
#19 The Cocktail Club, Jakarta (The best bar in Indonesia)
#18 Sidecar, New Delhi (The best bar in India)
#17 The Aubrey, Hong Kong
#16 Republic, Singapore
#15 Analogue, Singapore 
#14 The SG Club, Tokyo
#13 Bar Cham, Seoul
#12 Vesper, Bangkok 
#11 Indulge Experimental Bistro (The best bar in Taiwan)
#10 Sago House, Singapore
#9 Darkside, Hong Kong
#8 Argo, Hong Kong
#7 Nutmeg & Clove, Singapore
#6 Tropic City, Bangkok
#5 Zest, Seoul (The best bar in South Korea, Nikka Highest Climber Award)
#4 Bar Benfiddich (The best bar in Japan)
#3 BKK Social Club, Bangkok (The best bar in Thailand)
#2 Jigger & Pony, Singapore (The best bar in Singapore)
#1 Coa, Hong Kong (The best bar in Hong Kong)
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