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Singapore takes top spot in Asia in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 list

Making the list with just two bars, sharing the spoils with Bangkok and Hong Kong

Dawson Tan
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Dawson Tan

Jigger and Pony reigns as top bar in Asia, claiming the No.12 spot while edging out Hong Kong's Coa, which fell out of the top ten from No.7 to No.17. This is according to the World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 list announced on October 4. Making the list is another local entry, Manhattan, which suffered a fall of 18 spots from No.15 last year to place in at No.33.

Outside of Asia, claiming No.1 spot is Paradiso, Barcelona, making it the first time ever for this accolade to be won by bars outside of London or New York – this is also the first time the ceremony left London, hosting it in Barcelona. This year also sees a whopping 14 new entries spread across 26 different cities such as Florence, Lisbon and Naples. Though it was the Big Apple's Double Chicken Please that made a big splash collecting the Disaronno Highest New Entry award for breaking into the list for the first time at No.6.

Outside of the top 50 rankings, the extended 51 to 100 list also features eight Singaporean bars: Sago House (No.51), 28 HongKong Street (No.55), MO Bar (No.57), Atlas (No.67), No Sleep Club (No.69) and Nutmeg & Clove (No.74). New entries Analogue (No.65) and Republic (No.90) also managed to hitch a ride.

Congratulations to all winning bars! Notably, it's a more international affair than usual, with 26 countries represented in the top 50. Here is the full Top 50 list:

1 Paradiso, Barcelona
2 Tayēr + Elementary, London
3 Sips, Barcelona
4 Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
5 Little Red Door, Paris
6 Double Chicken Please, New York
7 Two Schmucks, Barcelona
8 Connaught Bar, London
9 Katana Kitten, New York
10 Alquímico, Cartagena
11 Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City
12 Jigger & Pony, Singapore
13 Hanky Panky, Mexico City
14 BKK Social Club, Bangkok
15 Salmon Guru, Madrid
16 Drink Kong, Rome
17 Coa, Hong Kong
18 Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires
19 The Clumsies, Athens
20 Baba au Rum, Athens
21 Café La Trova, Miami
22 Attaboy, New York
23 Satan's Whiskers, London
24 Tropic City, Bangkok
25 Kumiko, Chicago
26 Sidecar, New Delhi
27 Tres Monos, Buenos Aires
28 Argo, Hong Kong
29 Maybe Sammy, Sydney
30 Swift, London
31 Line, Athens
32 Baltra Bar, Mexico City
33 Manhattan, Singapore
34 Overstory, New York
35 1930, Milan
36 Dante, New York
37 A Bar with Shapes for a Name, London
38 Zuma, Dubai
39 Locale Firenze, Florence
40 Red Frog, Lisbon
41 Cantina OK!, Sydney
42 CoChinChina, Buenos Aires
43 Himkok, Oslo
44 Carnaval, Lima
45 Galaxy Bar, Dubai
46 L'Antiquario, Naples
47 Employees Only, New York
48 Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
49 Lucy's Flower Shop, Stockholm
50 Bulgari Bar, Dubai

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