2022 Asia’s 50 Best Bars Sponsored By Perrier Revealed

Perrier, with its invigorating bubbles, and noble history, was the proud sponsor and preferred sparkling water brand partner for this year’s Asia’s 50 Best bar community. Since 2014, this respected liquid refreshment has been the choice brand for all the winners of this prestigious award, and since 2020 the Headline Title Partner. With all this year’s nominees embracing the quality and flexibility this premium beverage offers. Perrier is proud to announce that its sparkling water is the brand of choice for over two-thirds of the members of the Best Bar community located all over the world.

On April 28th 50 Best reinforced its role in championing great bars and bringing the community closer through a new edition of Asia’s 50 Best Bars list. The seventh edition of these awards was sponsored by Perrier and held at Bangkok's Mandarin Oriental hotel. The event celebrated the region’s best bars and the fantastic people behind them. The countdown was preceded by a series of special award announcements in the month leading up to the ceremony, including the unveiling of bars ranked from No.51 to No.100.

For the first time since 2019. The awards ceremony in front of a live audience of 500 guests in Thailand, giving the bar community a chance to come together for the announcement of this prestigious list. For those who were unable to attend, the awards ceremony was streamed live on The World’s 50 Best Bars Facebook and YouTube channels.

The award is voted for by 250-member Academy, who were each asked to name the one institution that has provided the best hospitality experience in the last 18 months. This influential group of industry leaders includes bartenders, bar owners, drinks writers, and cocktail aficionados.

This highly sought award is based on the same voting system as The World's 50 Best Bars, however, all the voters are located in Asia. Due to the global epidemic, the regulations for 2022 were altered, with voters able to nominate a total of seven bars, including up to five from their home country, but with no obligation to vote for bars outside of their home country, if they have been unable to travel.

This year’s list of award nominees included bars spanning 16 different cities across Asia.

While the list is the main focus of the awards, there is also a rigorous selection process for individual bars and bartenders to receive special awards, these include the Roku Industry Icon, Ketel One Sustainable Bar, Disaronno Highest New Entry, London Essence Best New Opening, Nikka Highest Climber, Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu, Campari One To Watch and Rémy Martin Legend of the List.

The evening culminated in Coa bar, from Hong Kong to reign supreme, receiving the award for the number one spot, in 2022 for the second year in a row. Launched in 2017 by bartender-owner Jay Khan, Coa continues its mission to bring agave spirits to the forefront of Asia’s cocktail scene. The bar offers an extensive menu of handcrafted Mexican spirits that include tequila and mezcal, and rarer expressions such as raicilla, bacanora, sotol and charanda.

Other special awards announced include Honky Tonks Tavern, Hong Kong, as Campari One To Watch; Singapore's Colin Chia as Roku Industry Icon; Bar Mood, Taipei, as Ketel One Sustainable Bar; MO Bar, Singapore, as the Nikka Highest Climber and Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur, which wins the inaugural Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu Award in Asia.

Perrier is renowned for its natural mineral water paired with the strength of its bubbles in more than 140 countries. As the official water partner and sponsor of The Best Bars in Asia, this thirst-quenching bubbly carbonated beverage, with zero sugar and no calories, is perfect for a variety of drink recipes and cocktails or any occasion. 

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