#OnTheRadar: These Are Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023

It’s that time of year when we get to spice up our bar game with more fizzy finesse. The reveal of this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Bars has once again got us all VERY thirsty.

Photo credit: COA

The live ceremony that was held on the night of 18 July at Rosewood Hong Kong welcomed big names in the bar scene from different corners of Asia. 50 winners are a mix of both new and old entries, with COA from Hong Kong crowing the list with Mixican-inspired concocted drinks and its impressive selection of agave (41 pages of them to be precise!). 

Photo credit: Jigger & Pony

Second on the list is Jigger & Pony from Singapore followed by #3 BKK Social Club from Bangkok. 

Photo credit: BKK Social Club

Without further ado, here’s a full list of the winners of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 to help you plan a bar crawl. 

– Cover image credit: Jigger & Pony – 

No 1. COA (Hong Kong)

No. 2. Jigger & Pony (Singapore)

No. 3. BKK Social Club (Bangkok, Thailand)

No. 4. Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo, Japan)

No. 5. Zest (Seoul, South Korea)

No. 6. Tropic City (Bangkok, Thailand)

No. 7. Nutmeg and Clove (Singapore)

No. 8. Argo (Hong Kong)

No. 9. Darkside (Hong Kong)

No. 10. Sago House (Singapore)

No. 11. Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei, Taiwan)

No. 12. Vesper (Bangkok, Thailand)

No. 13. Cham Bar (Seoul, South Korea)

No. 14. The SG Club (Tokyo, Japan)

No. 15. Analogue Initiative (Singapore)

No. 16. Republic (Singapore)

No. 17. The Aubrey (Hong Kong)

No. 18. Sidecar (New Delhi, India)

No. 19. The Cocktail Club (Jakarta, Indonesia)

No. 20. Virtù (Tokyo, Japan)

No. 21. Manhattan (Singapore)

No. 22. Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar (Bangkok, Thailand)

No. 23. Lamp Bar (Nara, Japan)

No. 24. 28 HongKong Street (Singapore)

No. 25. Le Chamber (Seoul, South Korea)

No. 26. Penicillin (Hong Kong)

No. 27. Atlas (Singapore)

No. 28. Alice (Seoul, South Korea)

No. 29. Pantja (Jakarta, Indonesia)

No. 30. Employees Only (Singapore)

No. 31. Quinary (Hong Kong)

No. 32. Stay Gold Flamingo (Singapore)

No. 33. Mostly Harmless (Hong Kong)

No. 34. The Curator (Manila, Philippines)

No. 35. The Bombay Canteen (Mumbai, India)

No. 36. Bar Trigona (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

No. 37. Southside Parlor (Seoul, South Korea)

No. 38. Copitas (Bengaluru, India)

No. 39. Hope & Sesame (Guangzhou, China)

No. 40. Smoke & Bitters (Hiriketiya, Sri Lanka)

No. 41. Vender (Taichung, Taiwan)

No. 42. Native (Singapore)

No. 43. The Public House (Taipei, Taiwan)

No. 44. Bee’s Knees (Kyoto, Japan)

No. 45. High Five (Tokyo, Japan)

No. 46. Soko (Seoul, South Korea)

No. 47. The Old Man (Hong Kong)

No. 48. The Living Room (Mumbai, India)

No. 49. The Bellwood (Tokyo, Japan)

No. 50. Penrose (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

You can also check out the list here: https://www.worlds50bestbars.com/asia/list/1-50