Boasting impressive views over Singapore’s Marina Bay, this is a hotel bar with the spirit of an indie cocktail lab coursing through its veins. Bar manager Adrian Besa encourages his team to personalise and enhance each guest’s experience as it sees fit – a policy that resulted in MO Bar deservedly receiving the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award in 2021.
This exemplary service culture is complemented by an advanced cocktail programme that allows guests to choose which region of Asia they would like to explore, flavour-wise, and also utilises super-modern equipment, including sonic infusers and a water bath, to bring the best out of the ingredients. Don’t leave without trying a signature Anko, a heady melange of gin, sencha and azuki, or the dreamy Holi, served with a rainbow of colours atop a glass of gin and frothy buttermilk. Shooting up the list from No.45 to No.8, MO Bar becomes the worthy winner of this year’s Nikka Highest Climber Award.