Coa in Hong Kong has been ranked No.1 in the 2021 edition of Asia’s 50 Best Bars
May 7th, 2021
The 2021 list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, was announced over a virtual awards ceremony on 6th May. Featuring bars from 10 countries in Asia, the sixth edition of the annual awards aims to recognize the immense talent, dedication, and resilience evident across Asia’s cocktail landscape. Given the devastating impact the global pandemic has had on the region’s bar scene, the awards look to inspire guests to return to bars through its lists and surrounding content programs.
in Hong Kong clinches the No.1 spot to take home the awards for The Best Bar in Asia
and The Best Bar in China
, sponsored by Perrier. Launched in 2017 by bartender-owner Jay Khan, Coa is a shrine to all things agave and houses an extensive collection of 200 handcrafted Latin American liquids including tequila, mezcal, raicilla, sotol, and more. Khan, who was voted Bartenders’ Bartender at Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020, is particularly well-versed in the category of agave spirits and is always happy to educate guests while they sip on expertly crafted cocktails from his standout menu. The Mexicana drinking den first debuted on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list in 2019, winning the Highest New Entry Award at No.12, and was ranked No.3 last year. Coa’s meteoric rise continues on a global scale as 2020 saw it place at No.8 at The World’s 50 Best Bars, securing the Highest Climber Award.
At No.2 is Jigger & Pony
, Singapore, which also wins The Best Bar in Singapore
, sponsored by Matusalem. This is the second time the establishment is named The Best Bar in Singapore after taking home The Best Bar in Asia title at last year’s ceremony. Coming in at No.3 is The SG Club
, which wins The Best Bar in Japan
title, while Taiwan’s Indulge Experimental Bistro
maintains its No.4 spot on the list, reclaiming the title of The Best Bar in Taiwan
, sponsored by Asahi Super Dry. Sober Company
, Shanghai, takes the No.5 spot.
The full list Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021
(images credit Asia’s 50 Best Bars)