3 Philippine Bars are on the List of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019

Featured Image by John Paul Vergara from The Curator’s Facebook page.

The Annual Asia’s 50 Best Bars Awards Ceremony happened at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore on May 9, 2019.¬† This annual event, which started in year 2016, honors the best of the best in the drinks industry and is an offshoot of The World’s 50 Best Bars List, which is now on its 10th year. It was a victorious night as three bars from the Philippines made it to the elite list!

The Curator located at Legazpi Village, Makati, landed on the 37th Spot and was also named The Best Bar in The Philippines. This quaint coffee cum cocktails bar serves very inventive drinks depending on your mood. Each of their concocted drinks is intelligently diagrammed in terms of its being adventurous, sour, boozy, bitter, sweet, and refreshing.

OTO¬†located at Poblacion, Makati is on the 47th spot.¬† Oto means “sound” in Japanese, so it makes sense that the owners wanted this bar to focus on listening and music. Aside from well-curated drinks, expect a high quality sound system and a well-insulated place without echoes.

Located on the Ground Floor of Shangri-la at the Fort, The Back Room¬†is on this year’s 50th and last spot. One can find this speakeasy bar right before the reception area of the restaurant Ministry of Crab. It is hard to miss as there is a shoeshine service right before its entrance door. If you are into craft gin, this is the place to be!

Presenting the Complete List of the Asia’s 50 Best Bars for 2019:

No.50: The Back Room in Manila, Philippines
No.49: Mixology Salon in Tokyo, Japan
No.48: Teens Of Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand
No.47: Oto in Manila, Philippines
No.46: The Other Room in Singapore
No.45: Draft Land in Taipei, Taiwan
No.44: Junglebird in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
No.43: Bar Mood in Taipei, Taiwan
No.42: Smalls in Bangkok, Thailand
No.41: Employees Only in Singapore

No.40: Bar Trigona in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
No.39: Union Brasserie, Bakery & Bar in Jakarta, Indonesia  (BEST BAR IN INDONESIA)
No.38: 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana in Hong Kong, China
No.37: The Curator in Manila, Philippines  (BEST BAR IN THE PHILIPPINES)
No.36: Stockton in Hong Kong, China
No.35: Hope & Sesame in Guangzhou, China
No.34: Rabbit Hole in Bangkok, Thailand
No.33: Lobster Bar & Grill in Hong Kong, China
No.32: The Pontiac in Hong Kong, China
No.31: Tropic City in Bangkok, Thailand

No.30: Union Trading Company in Shanghai, China
No.29: Alice Cheongdam in Seoul, South Korea
No.28: Bar Orchard Ginza in Tokyo, Japan
No.27: Coley in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  (BEST BAR IN MALAYSIA)
No.26: Vesper in Bangkok, Thailand
No.25: D.Bespoke in Singapore
No.24: Aha Saloon in Taipei, Taiwan
No.23: Bar Trench in Tokyo, Japan
No.22: Operation Dagger in Singapore
No.21: 28 HongKong Street in Singapore

No.20: Backstage Cocktail Bar in Bangkok, Thailand
No.19: Le Chamber in Seoul, South Korea
No.18: The Wise King in Hong Kong, China
No.17: Bar Benfiddich in Tokyo, Japan
No.16: Sober Company in Shanghai, China
No.15: Gibson in Singapore
No.14: Charles H in Seoul, South Korea  (BEST BAR IN KOREA)
No.13: The SG Club in Tokyo, Japan
No.12: Coa in Hong Kong, China
No.11: Tippling Club in Singapore

No.10: Quinary in Hong Kong, China
No.9: Jigger & Pony in Singapore
No.8: The Bamboo Bar At Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok, Thailand  (BEST BAR IN THAILAND)
No.7: Speak Low in Shanghai, China
No.6: High Five in Tokyo, Japan  (BEST BAR IN JAPAN)
No.5: Atlas in Singapore
No.4: Native in Singapore
No.3: Indulge Experimental Bistro in Taipei, Taiwan  (BEST BAR IN TAIWAN)
No.2: Manhattan in Singapore  (BEST BAR IN SINGAPORE)
No.1: The Old Man in Hong Kong, China  (BEST BAR IN CHINA and BEST BAR IN ASIA)

Congratulations to all of the winners!


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