The SG Club

50Best Accolades

With two Shanghai-based cocktail clubs claiming spaces on Asia’s 50 Best Bars already under his belt, in 2019 Japanese bartender Shingo Gokan finally launched his first solo project on home turf. After debuting at No.13, The SG Club moves up No.9 in 2020, earning the title of The Best Bar in Japan, sponsored by Nikka Whisky. Emphasising a fusion of Japanese and American bartending styles, and incorporating unsung flavour combinations using ingredients from all over the world, The SG Club, which stands for “Sip” and “Guzzle”, claims two floors, with slightly different drinking experiences offered on each. At Guzzle, upstairs, guests sip drinks such as the Banana Daiquiri within a pub-like space, while downstairs at Sip, an industrial aesthetic and jazz set the tone for more spirit-forward intoxicants, such as the LOL, built with aged Scotch, aged plum liqueur, and melon.