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Asia's 50 Best Bars 2021: Coa climbs to No.1, followed by Jigger & Pony at No.2

Asia's 50 Best Bars 2021: Coa climbs to No.1, followed by Jigger & Pony at No.2

Teasing our tolerance

Text: Brandon Alexius Chia


Image: Instragram | @coahongkong

Asia's 50 Best Bar 2021 takes to the Internet to hold their annual ceremony that celebrates the top bars in our region. By now, everyone is probably feeling stir crazy and eagerly awaiting for the day when we can all hop on a plane and quell our wanderlust. Hopefully, that day will come before the 2022 list is out so that we get the opportunity to taste the hard work of bartenders across Asia.

Climbing up by two spots, Coa has clinched the award for the Best Bar in Asia and Hong Kong. Followed by last year's winner from Singapore, Jigger & Pony, dropping to number 2. Other notable bars in sunny Singapore that bagged spots on the list: Manhattan (at No.6), Atlas (No.7), a new entry - No Sleep Club (No.8) - Native (No.14), 28 HongKong Street (No.21), another new entry - Barbary Coast (No.29) - Tippling Club (No.36), D.Bespoke (No.39), The Old Man Singapore (No.42), MO Bar (No.45) and last but not least, a new entry - Sago House (No.49).

We may have fallen a tiny bit this year by a single spot but that doesn't mean we shouldn't celebrate. Let's put on our best outfits and paint the town red at one of the 12 local bars that placed on the list (while abiding to Phase 2 restrictions).

See the full list of winners below:

1. Coa, Hong Kong

2. Jigger & Pony, Singapore

3. The SG Club, Tokyo

4. Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei

5. Sober Company, Shanghai

6. Manhattan, Singapore

7. Atlas, Singapore

8. No Sleep Club, Singapore

9. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo

10. Caprice Bar, Hong Kong

11. The Bamboo Bar, Bangkok

12. Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur

13. Charles H, Seoul

14. Native, Singapore

15. Hope & Sesame, Guangzhou

16. Sidecar, New Delhi

17. Bar Mood, Taipei

18. Bee's Knees, Kyoto

19. Room by Le Kief, Taipei

20. The Diplomat, Hong Kong

21. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore

22. Tropic City, Bangkok

23. Tell Camellia, Hong Kong

24. Aha Saloon, Taipei

25. Quinary, Hong Kong

26. The Pontiac, Hong Kong

27. High Five, Tokyo

28. The Wise King, Hong Kong

29. Barbary Coast, Singapore

30. Penicillin, Hong Kong

31. Union Trading Company, Shanghai

32. Speak Low, Shanghai

33. Union Brasserie, Bakery and Bar, Jakarta

34. Bar Cham, Seoul

35. Backstage Cocktail Bar, Bangkok

36. Tippling Club, Singapore

37. Junglebird, Kuala Lumpur

38. The Curator, Manila

39. D. Bespoke, Singapore

40. Darkside, Hong Kong

41. Alice, Seoul

42. The Old Man Singapore, Singapore

43. Bar Trench, Tokyo

44. Le Chamber, Seoul

45. MO Bar, Singapore

46. Vesper, Bangkok

47. Three X Co, Kuala Lumpur

48. Teens of Thailand, Bangkok

49. Sago House, Singapore

50. Star Bar, Tokyo