Top six Asia bars to visit in 2015

13th November, 2014 by admin

Asia’s world class bar scene is led by three core cities, where cocktails are elevated to the heights of culinary art.


The cocktail scene is among some of the best in the world in Asia

Three cities in particular are leading Asia’s current bar charge. Hong Kong has always been at the forefront of Asia’s bar scene but this year has seen stiff competition coming thick and fast, both from Shanghai to the north and Singapore to the south. A recent spate of new bars in Shanghai, particularly bartender owner-operated, has reignited the scene, moving away from the Japanese whisky bar influence and onto something much fresher and more unique. Meanwhile in Singapore, one bar is taking barrel-aged cocktails to new extremes, another attempting to bring about an identity and style of bartending unique to this city immersed in cocktail culture. In the middle of the two, Hong

Kong is proving ever the artist, with attempts to elevate cocktails to culinary art, and the use of avant-garde techniques and specially designed glassware to create ever more beautiful drinks.

In our November 2014 issue we enlisted the assistance of experts across the globe to help us pick the best bars in five regions that will rise to prominence over the next 12 months. They may not be open yet, or may be stalwarts on the local bar scene, but each one is most definitely pushing the boundaries of imbibing culture.

Click through the following pages to discover our pick of the Asian Bars to Watch in 2015, as well as our Bar of the Year.

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