Seoul grabs 3 bars in Asia’s Top 50 Best Bars List

by Haps Staff
haps Korea Magazine

Three bars in Seoul made the top 50 rankings as the 2019 list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars were announced at Capitol Theatre, Singapore, for the second consecutive year.

Ranked at #14 in Asia, Charles H is The Best Bar in Korea, sponsored by Cointreau. Other Seoul-based bars on the list are Le Chamber (No.19) and Alice Cheongdam (No.29).

Seoul’s Pussyfoot Saloon also won this year’s Campari One To Watch, an award presented to a rising-star bar as having the potential to break into the elite list in the future.

The fourth edition of the annual ranking features 12 new entries and sees Hong Kong’s The Old Man clinch the No.1 spot, also becoming The Best Bar in Asia 2019, sponsored by Perrier, and The Best Bar in China, also sponsored by Perrier.


Charles H at the Four Seasons in Seoul. Image: Four Seasons

Manhattan at No.2 is once again The Best Bar in Singapore, sponsored by Michter’s and also nets the Legend of the List Award, sponsored by Michter’s, a title that celebrates the bar with consistent excellence over the history of the list.

At No.3 is Indulge Experimental Bistro, The Best Bar in Taiwan, sponsored by The London Essence Company. Singapore claims the next two spots with Native (rising four places to No.4) and Atlas (No.5).

This year’s edition of Asia’s 50 Best Bars kicks off a three-year partnership between the 50 Best organization and Singapore Tourism Board. The collaboration will also see The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards and The World’s 50 Best Bars awards make its Asian debut in Singapore in 2019 and 2021 respectively.

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