Asia’s 50 best boxes for 2022 were announced

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(CNN) – With the number of sick bars declining in most of the country, the annual event of the 50 Best Bars in Asia was held before a live conference for the first time since 2019 on Thursday evening.

A celebration of the country’s finest beams and those behind them, the 2022 event was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok.

As usual, it was the competition between Hong Kong and Singapore for the top spot, with last year’s winner, Coa, holding on to first place for the second year in a row.

The Hong Kong box, which is housed in a lighted area with a variety of technologies, is named after a tool similar to the knife used to harvest agave – the a plant where mezcal and tequila are melted. These two spirits are prominently featured in Coa’s cocktails, including La Paloma de Oaxaca, which is paired with mezcal and tequila.

Singapore’s Jigger & Pony, located at the city’s Amara Hotel, took second place. Named after the two -coned dish used by bartenders, it offers a menu of 24 cocktails – most of them new descriptions of traditional drinks such as Yuzu Whiskey Sour, made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon, yuzu marmalade, St Germain, lemon and egg. white.

Hong Kong bar Coa’s Bloody Beef Maria cocktail.

Hong Kong bar Coa’s Bloody Beef Maria cocktail.

The 50 Best Boxes in Asia 2022

The fourth Argo in Hong Kong entered at number three on this year’s list. His special hospitality menu includes drinks inspired by the latest innovations, such as AI-made gin and molecular-aged whiskey.

However, the only bar in the top 10 not established in the capital, Tesouro opened during an illness in the coastal village of Colva in Goa, India. Number four on this year’s list, it features Goan-Portuguese specialties and cocktails made with fine spirits, craft gins, agave spirits and a local Goan-distilled spirits.

Tokyo’s Benfiddich Bar ranked fifth, Taipei’s Indulge Experimental Bistro ranked sixth, while Charles H in Seoul ranked seventh this year.
Although Singapore has passed in the top 50, it has more bars in the top 50 than any other city. Eleven places on the Asia 2022 list were established in the city-state, with number 8 this year, MO Bar, and number 9, Manhattan, coming in at number 9 this year. .

Bangkok’s new BKK Social Club, located in the Four Seasons on the Chao Phraya river, made its way around the top 10 list.

Part of the world’s 50 Best Bars brand owned by William Reed Ltd., Asia’s list was formed on the ballots of Asia’s 50 Best Bars Academy, which has members from the bar industry, media and mixology professionals. in the country.

“The Asian teams have shown resilience and growth in the face of the challenges of the past two years, and we continue to take pride in celebrating the talent and ingenuity shown. In bars all over Asia, “said Mark Sansom, managing director for Asia’s 50. Best Bars, in a statement.

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