Asia Pacific bars to visit in 2020

20th November, 2019 by Luke McCarthy

The Asia Pacific region plays host to many exciting bars, from Hong Kong and mainland China right down to Australia. These are the ones to watch next year.

The Bamboo Bar at Bangkok’s Mandarin Oriental has been named one of our bars to watch in 2020

There has never been a better time to bar hop around the Asia Pacific region. As 2020 approaches, confidence in the on‐trade is palpable with new and daring concepts popping up all over the place. And in stark contrast to the political antagonism emanating from opposite sides of the Pacific, Asia’s most impressive new bars are revelling in cross‐cultural exchange.

Collaborations between Asian, American and European industry pros are fusing together different cultures. A deeper connection between food and drink is one of the tastiest by‐products of this transference.

But competition is another driver. With so many brilliant bars now established throughout Asia, everyone’s looking for a point of difference. Local ingredients are becoming even more vital, as bartenders find ingenious ways to reflect who they are and where they’re from.

Bartender‐owners are also opening venues in booming Asian cities where the market is unexplored, since the initial investment is less intimidating and the potential for growth is immense.

Click through the following pages to discover Asia Pacific’s top bars to watch in 2020.

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