Once more, for the fourth year running, the Asia's 50 Best Bars award ceremony returned to Capitol Theatre. It looked like there were more attendees than in previous years but the reduction in one's personal bubble didn't dampen the mood as the crowd were kept elated by the free-flow alcohol.
There were upsets and surprises. Manhattan Bar failed to get a hat trick as it settled for second place but it took home "The Best Bar in Singapore" and "Legend of the List Award", both sponsored by Michter’s. Taking first is Hong Kong's The Old Man while Indulge Experimental Bistro from Taipei garnered third placing.
Other Singaporean bars slid to lower positions: Atlas at five; Tippling Club at 11; 28 HongKong at 21; Operation Dagger at 22 and Employees Only at 41. The Other Room climbed to 46, D.Bespoke to 25, and Native at fourth place. The evening saw The Jigger & Pony Group hitting big with Gibson's ascent to 15th place and its titular flagship, Jigger & Pony, rocketing from last year's 42nd place to this year's 9th placing. The bar's meteoric rise won the "Highest Climber Award 2019", sponsored by Mr Black.
Congratulations to the rest of this year's winners and those curious about the other listed bars, click here.