Top 10 most exciting bar openings of 2017

16th January, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

A sustainable drinks-led dining experience, a Cognac-focused cocktail bar and the Hong Kong outpost of Employees Only were among the hottest new bars to open around the world last year.

We reveal our top 10 most exciting bar openings of 2017

2017 welcomed an abundance of hot new international bars making waves across the sector.

Increasingly, industry boundaries are being blurred as more venues merge with the worlds of gastronomy, art, science and technology.

Ethical considerations have also been cranked up a notch, with so­-called ‘closed-­loop’ and ‘no-­waste’ cocktails becoming more common, with the London bar scene at the forefront of the movement.

Asia’s burgeoning cocktail culture also benefitted from the opening of an opulent drinking den that houses one of the world’s biggest gin collections in Singapore, while a rooftop whisky den opened its doors in Bangkok.

Click through the following pages to discover our list of the world’s hottest new bar openings of 2017.

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