Singapore will host the first-ever awards ceremony on May 3 that will coincide with the Singapore Cocktail Festival, which runs May 4 to 13, 2018. The gala event will bring together Asia’s top bartenders, influential bar owners and industry leaders to witness the 50 Best brand champions in Asia.
Singapore is the current titleholder of Asia’s best bar, having led last year’s awards with 13 bars on the list, and The Regent Singapore hotel’s Manhattan bar clinched the No.1 spot. Head by bartender Philip Bischoff, he mixes a magnificent Manhattan using Michter’s US1 Straight Rye whisky, but there are plenty of other libations inspired by American history, from colonial-style punches to bourbon sours.
Another major highlight will the invitation-only forum, which will take place the day-after, forming part of the exciting events calendar. There’s opportunity for guests to meet and greet fellow prominent players in the same industry and discuss the latest bartending topics and trends.
How the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list is compiled
The ranking is determined by an influential group of more than 200 drinks experts, including renowned bartenders and consultants, drinks writers and cocktail specialists from across Asia. Judges must also be able to vote for bars outside their country of residence.
Discover the brand new list of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2017 here.