The Back Room

This bar opened in 2018 and came straight into the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars at No.50, so it is making good progress in the continent’s cocktail scene. Set in a hidden space in the Shangri-La hotel at the Fort, Manila, you’ll find it scurried down a service corridor next to an out-of-place shoe-shine box and even more incongruous gramophone. Speakeasy is the style here, all money green Chesterfields, banquettes and leather walls, with a glistening black marble floor and bar. Prohibition-style drinks hold sway, alongside a range of house-made bottlings and infusions. The list contains 20 cocktails, each as delicious and painstakingly curated as the last, and the bar also features a hidden laboratory where the house-made gin and other distillates are created. 


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