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Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021: Hong Kong’s Coa beats out Singapore’s Jigger & Pony

Last Updated: May 7, 2021

Written by Seth Lui

Singapore undoubtedly has one of the best cocktail scenes in Asia, evidenced by just how many Singapore bars are featured in Asia’s 50 Best Bars every year. Being an avid Singaporean cocktail drinker, this truly warms the cockles of my heart.

Asia 50 Best 2021 results

Again showing Singapore’s mixology powerhouse status in Asia, there were a total of 12 Singapore bars listed in 2021’s top 50 rankings—the highest in Asia followed by Hong Kong with nine entries, and ultimately taking the number one spot from Singapore.

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Via a live virtual screening at MO Bar on 6 May 2021 in Singapore, here are the winners for Asia 50’s Best Bars in 2021 below.

No. 1 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021: Coa (Hong Kong)

Jay Khan Cocktail Coa

Singapore bars in Asia’s 50 Best Bars for 2021:

Singapore Jigger And Pony
  • Jigger & Pony #2
  • ATLAS #7
  • No Sleep Club #8
  • Manhattan #6
  • NATIVE #14
  • 28 HongKong Street #21
  • Barbary Coast #29 *New*
  • Tippling Club #36
  • D. Bespoke #39
  • The Old Man #42
  • MO Bar #45
  • Sago House #49 *New*

Complete Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 results:

  1. Coa (Hong Kong)—Best Bar in Asia
  2. Jigger & Pony (Singapore)—Best Bar in Singapore
  3. The SG Club (Tokyo)—Best Bar in Japan
  4. Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei)—Best Bar in Taiwan
  5. Sober Company (Shanghai)
  6. Manhattan (Singapore)
  7. ATLAS (Singapore)
  8. No Sleep Club (Singapore)—Disaronno Highest New Entry
  9. Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo)
  10. Caprice Bar (Hong Kong)—Joint Nikka Highest Climber
  11. The Bamboo Bar (Bangkok)—Best Bar in Thailand
  12. Bar Trigona (Malaysia)—Best Bar in Malaysia
  13. Charles H (Seoul)—Best Bar in Korea
  14. Native (Singapore)
  15. Hope & Sesame (Guangzhou)
  16. Sidecar (New Delhi)—Joint Nikka Highest Climber
  17. Bar Mood (Taipei)
  18. Bee’s Knees (Kyoto)
  19. Room by Le Kief (Taipei)
  20. The Diplomat (Hong Kong)—London Essence Best New Opening
  21. 28 HongKong Street (Singapore)
  22. Tropic City (Bangkok)
  23. Tell Camellia (Hong Kong)
  24. Aha Saloon (Taipei)
  25. Quinary (Hong Kong)
  26. The Pontiac (Hong Kong)
  27. High Five (Tokyo)
  28. The Wise King (Hong Kong)
  29. Barbary Coast (Singapore)
  30. Penicillin (Hong Kong)—Kettel One Sustainable Bar
  31. Union Trading Company (Shanghai)
  32. Speak Low (Shanghai)
  33. Union Brasserie, Bakery & Bar (Jakarta)—Best Bar in Indonesia
  34. Bar Cham (Seoul)
  35. Backstage Cocktail Bar (Bangkok)
  36. Tippling Club (Singapore)
  37. Junglebird (Kuala Lumpur)
  38. The Curator (Manila)—Best Bar in the Philippines
  39. D.Bespoke (Singapore)
  40. Darkside (Hong Kong)
  41. Alice (Seoul)
  42. The Old Man (Singapore)
  43. Bar Trench (Tokyo)
  44. Le Chamber (Seoul)
  45. MO Bar (Singapore)—Michter’s Art Of Hospitality
  46. Vesper (Bangkok)
  47. Three X Co (Kuala Lumpur)
  48. Teens of Thailand (Bangkok)
  49. Sago House (Singapore)
  50. Star Bar (Tokyo)

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