Jigger & Pony, a cocktail bar in Singapore, earned the top spot in the 2020 edition of Asia's 50 Best Bars list. Inspired by the 19th century cocktail scene, Jigger & Pony has garnered acclaim since it opened in 2012. The bar rose from last year's #9 to this year's #1.
Last year's best bar The Old Man placed #2 in the 2020 edition, while the bar's sister venue in Singapore debuted at #22 this year. Agung Prabowo is also the winner of this year's Industry Icon award. Jay Khan's mezcal bar COA rose to #3 this year. The visionary behind Hong Kong's celebrated mezcal haven is also winner of this year's Altos Bartender's Bartender award. Quinary claim a spot at #16. Sandeep Kumar's The Wise King placed #18 this year, while Otto e Mezzo earned a spot at #28. Previous winners The Pontiac placed #35, while Island Shangri-La's Lobster Bar placed 44th, maintaining their spots within the 50.
Five of Bangkok's bars also made it to the list: the Mandarin Oriental's famed Bamboo Bar, which was crowned best bar in Thailand at #7 overall; Vesper at #11; and Tropic City, Rabbit Hole and Backstage Cocktail Bar at #24, 31 and 33, respectively.