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Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715

The success of The Regent Hotel’s Manhattan has already seen the team lift the crown as the number one bar in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017 and it’s easy to see why. From the second you enter the supremely grand surroundings, impeccably furnished with leather and heavy drapes, the first thing that strikes you is the sense of destination about the place.

Here is an ‘American bar’ that does everything well. Classics lie at its heart, but dig into the menu, which reads like a history lesson dating back to the 1520s, and you see true inspiration too. For example, The Switchel exquisitely combines Jamaican rum, amaro, rosa vermouth, blueberry, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar, harking back to the traditions of the colonists. However, it is Manhattan’s very own Rick House which truly captures the attention: dozens of bespoke casks, each containing a beautifully well-rounded, reconstructed classic. This year, Manhattan takes home the Best Bar in Asia title, sponsored by Mitcher's.