Asia's 50Best Bars


Asia’s 50 Best Bars is an annual list that celebrates and showcases the best and most innovative talent in the region’s drinks scene. The fourth edition of the list will be revealed in Singapore on Thursday 9th May 2019.

In addition to the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list, in 2018 the organisation also awarded a series of special prizes to individuals and bars. See below for a full description of how the awards work and click through for the 2018 winners:


Heering Legend of the List – the bar that has performed most consistently over the history of the list since its first edition in 2016

Altos Bartenders’ Bartender – an individual voted for by the bartenders of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 for his or her impact and contribution over the previous year

Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award – the bar that has received the highest sustainability rating as determined by audit partner The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA)

Campari One To Watch Award – a rising star bar from outside Asia’s 50 Best Bars, selected by the organisers as having the potential to break into the elite list in the future

Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Torres – the highest-ranked bar that has entered the list for the first time

Highest Climber Award, sponsored by The London Essence Company – the bar that has risen most places within Asia’s 50 Best Bars from 2017 to 2018

Individual Country Awards – the highest ranking bar in each of the countries represented in the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 list

The Best Bar in Asia, sponsored by Perrier – the bar ranked No.1 in Asia, according to the votes of the Asia’s 50 Best Bars Academy


All special awards were announced during the main ceremony on Thursday 3rd May in Singapore.

Please refer to our How the voting works page and FAQs for further information.

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