Internationally Acclaimed Venues
Each year, the World’s 50 Best Bars list draws attention to venues that have set themselves apart over course of the year. It’s indicative of Singapore’s thriving cocktail scene that a number of the city’s bars are a consistent feature. The 2019 list placed the resplendent Atlas at number eight, sultry Manhattan at number 11, foraging Native following closely at number 12, sophisticated Jigger & Pony at number 29 and subterranean bar Operation Dagger at number 30. The Old Man, sister to the Hong Kong favourite of the same name, then came in at number 38. Each of these bars offers one-of-a-king cocktails, a vibrant setting and the knowledge of passionate bar-staff. Native by advocate of the locavore movement, Vijay Mudalier, also won the Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award. Several more local venues feature on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, including the long-time Singapore favourite Tippling Club and the famously innovative Gibson bar, as well as The Other Room where cocktails are cask-aged, and Employees Only, which is an offshoot of the New York City speakeasy it takes its name from. The World’s 50 Best Bars 2020 awards will be held in Singapore.