Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 winner Coa in Hong Kong is highest entry from Asia, while six bars from Singapore feature in this year’s ranking

In a live awards ceremony that took place in London last night, the World’s 50 Best Bars list was revealed with Connaught Bar in London named World’s Best for the second year running.

Coa in Hong Kong placed at number seven and was the highest entry from Asia, following its topping of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 list in May.

Singapore claimed the most spots of all countries with six bars featured, including Jigger & Pony (#9), Manhattan (#15), and Atlas (#16); new entries No Sleep Club (#26) and MO Bar (#36); and re-entry Tippling Club (#43).

As well as Coa, Hong Kong was represented by new entry DarkSide (#49) and re-entry Quinary (#50). Shanghai’s Sober Company (#39) and new entries Epic (#41) and Union Trading Company (#48) made the list for Mainland China, while Japan was represented by Tokyo bars SG Club (#18) and Bar Benfiddich (#32), and South Korea’s Charles H (#42) in Seoul placed. A bar from India returned to the list for the first time since 2010 in the form of Sidecar in New Delhi (#47).

Indulge Experimental Bistro in Taipei, Hong Kong’s Caprice Bar and The Bamboo Bar in Bangkok had placed in the top ten on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 list, but failed to make it onto the global list.

The 51-100 list was released last week and included 13 bars from Asia, including Bar Trigona in Kuala Lumpur (#52); Penicillin (#59) and Argo (#72) in Hong Kong; Tropic City (#62) and BKK Social Club (#90) in Bangkok; Sago House (#63), 28 Hong Kong Street (#71) and Barbary Coast (#81) in Singapore; Tesouro by Firefly in Goa (#65) and Hoots’ (#95) in New Delhi; The Bellwood (#76) in Tokyo; Aha Saloon (#91) in Taipei; and Hope & Sesame (#94) in Guangzhou.

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 list is as follows:

1.  Connaught Bar (London, UK)
2. Tayēr + Elementary (London, UK)
3.  Paradiso (Barcelona, Spain)
4.  The Clumsies (Athens, Greece)
5.  Florería Atlántico (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
6.  Licorería Limantour (Mexico City, Mexico)
7.  Coa (Hong Kong)
8.  El Copitas (St Petersburg, Russia)
9.  Jigger & Pony (Singapore)
10.  Katana Kitten (New York, USA)
11.  Two Schmucks (Barcelona, Spain)
12.  Hanky Panky (Mexico City, Mexico)
13.  Insider Bar (Moscow, Russia)
14.  Baba au Rum (Athens, Greece)
15.  Manhattan (Singapore)
16.  Atlas (Singapore)
17.  Zuma (Dubai, UAE)
18.  The SG Club (Tokyo, Japan)
19.  Drink Kong (Rome, Italy)
20.  1930 (Milan, Italy)
21.  Presidente (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
22.  Maybe Sammy (Sydney, Australia)
23.  Cantina OK! (Sydney, Australia)
24.  Salmon Guru (Madrid, Spain)
25.  Handshake Speakeasy (Mexico City, Mexico)
26.  No Sleep Club (Singapore)
27.  Camparino in Galleria (Milan, Italy)
28.  Café La Trova (Miami, USA)
29.  Little Red Door (Paris, France)
30.  Dante (New York, USA)
31.  Kwānt (London, UK)
32.  Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo, Japan)
33.  Tres Monos (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
34.  Attaboy (New York, USA)
35.  Lucy’s Flower Shop (Stockholm, Sweden)
36.  MO Bar (Singapore)
37.  Sips (Barcelona, Spain)
38.  Baltra Bar (Mexico City, Mexico)
39.  Sober Company (Shanghai, China)
40.  Tjoget (Stockhold, Sweden)
41.  Epic (Shanghai, China)
42.  Charles H (Seoul, South Korea)
43.  Tippling Club (Singapore)
44.  Above Board (Melbourne, Australia)
45.  Galaxy Bar (Dubai, UAE)
46.  Re (Sydney, Australia)
47.  Sidecar (New Dehli, India)
48.  Union Trading Company (Shanghai, China)
49.  DarkSide (Hong Kong)
50.  Quinary (Hong Kong)


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