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Singapore’s Atlas ranks No. 4 in World’s 50 Best Bars 2020 list

Joining the list are three other local entries

Fabian Loo

Atlas is the top Asia bar in the world, according to the World’s 50 Best Bar 2020 list announced today, on November 6. The art deco-inspired destination, located at Parkview Square, rose four spots to come in at No. 4 on this year’s list. 

Also making the top ten list is Jigger and Pony, which clinched top spots on this year's Asia's 50 Best Bars 2020 list. It snags up the 9th spot following last year’s placement at 29th.

Two other local entries also made the list this year: Manhattan, which fell three spots from its No. 11 position last year to come in at No. 14; and Native, which comes in at No. 18. 

Outside of the top 50 rankings, the Singapore outpost of The Old Man is now 58th on the list. The extended 51 to 100 list also features No Sleep Club (No. 53), Tippling Club (No. 64), 28 HongKong Street (No. 86), and Gibson (No. 92). Falling out of the list is Operation Dagger, which closed its Ann Siang Hill space on October 31. 

This year, the results were announced via a virtual ceremony live-streamed from London in light of the current travel restrictions. It is hoped that the results will inject some positive news into an industry hard-hit by the pandemic. 

Here’s the complete list of this year’s winners: 

  1. Connaught Bar, London
  2. Dante, New York
  3. The Clumsies, Athens
  4. Atlas, Singapore 
  5. Tayēr + Elementary, London
  6. Kwānt, London
  7. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires
  8. Coa, Hong Kong
  9. Jigger and Pony, Singapore
  10. The SG Club, Tokyo
  11. Maybe Sammy, Sydney
  12. Attaboy, New York
  13. Nomad Bar, New York
  14. Manhattan, Singapore
  15. The Old Man, Hong Kong
  16. Katana Kitten, New York
  17. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
  18. Native, Singapore
  19. Paradiso, Barcelona
  20. American Bar, London
  21. Carnaval, Lima
  22. Salmon Guru, Madrid
  23. Zuma, Dubai
  24. Little Red Door, Paris
  25. 1930, Milan
  26. Two Schmucks, Barcelona
  27. El Copitas, St Petersburg
  28. Cantina OK!, Sydney
  29. Lyaness, London
  30. Himkok, Oslo
  31. Baba Au Rum, Athens
  32. Panda and Sons, Edinburgh
  33. Swift, London
  34. Three Sheets, London
  35. The Bamboo Bar, Bangkok
  36. Tjoget, Stockholm
  37. Buck and Breck, Berlin
  38. Employees Only, New York
  39. Bulletin Place, Sydney
  40. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
  41. Artesian, London
  42. Sober Company, Shanghai
  43. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei
  44. Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur
  45. Drink Kong, Rome
  46. Room by Le Kief, Taipei
  47. Alquimico, Columbia
  48. High Five, Tokyo
  49. Charles H, Seoul
  50. Presidente, Buenos Aires  

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