First-Ever Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 awards ceremony was held at Capitol Theatre in Singapore Thursday night (May 3, 2018) coinciding with the annual Singapore Cocktail Festival.

Watch the live stream of the awarding ceremony here

The coveted bar list is based on votes from more than 200 industry experts across Asia. Regent Hotel Singapore’s Manhattan retains the top spot on Asia’s 50 Best Bars for the second year.

Regent Hotel Singapore’s Manhattan

Asia’s 50 Best Bars has been published annually since 2016, and Manila’s The Curator and ABV has always been included on the top 50. This year, ABV slipped from the list, and The Curator retained a spot and ranked number 25 in Asia. The Curator’s David Ong and Jericson Co received the award during the ceremony.

The Curator’s David Ong and Jericson Co received the award during the ceremony.
The Curator is located at 134 Legaspi Corner Don Carlos Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

David and Jericson, together with Manila’s top mixologists and bartenders, flew to Singapore this week to participate at the annual Singapore Cocktail Festival happening on May 4 until May 13. If you will attend the cocktail festival, catch them on the following dates:

1. May 4, Friday 

• Festival Village at Empress Lawn

Bar shift from 8:00 p.m-onwards:

Sam Egerton (Merivale, Sydney), Paul Chan (Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, Hong Kong), Jamie He (Janes & Hooch, Beijing), Jericson Co (The Curator, Manila), David Ong (The Curator, Manila), Nutmeg & Clove pop-up (Singapore).

2. May 6, Sunday

• Festival Village at Empress Lawn

Bar shift from 4:00 p.m. until 7.30 p.m.:

Jamie Rhind (Bamboo Bar, Bangkok), Jericson Co (The Curator, Manila), David Ong (The Curator, Manila), Raka Ambarawan (The Night Rooster, Bali), Vijay Mudaliar (Native, Singapore).

3. May 6 (Sunday) and 7 (Monday)

•The Curator guest bar shift at Caffe Fernet 

70 Collyer Quay, Customs House #01-05, Singapore

4. May 7, Monday

•The Curator guest bar shift at Native

52a Amoy St, Singapore 069878

8:00 p.m. until 12:00 m.n.

5. May 8, Tuesday

• The Proof Flat (43A Hongkong Street)

Monkey Shoulder presents “The Sustainable Bartender”

1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. – panel discussion with David Ong (OTO/The Curator/EDSA, Manila), Vijay Mudaliar (Native, Singapore), Elliot Ball (Cocktail Trading Co, London), Tom Egerton (Potato Head, Hong Kong), and Holly Graham (DRiNK Magazine)

6. May 10, Thursday

• Guest bar shift at Nutmeg & Clove 

Rémy Cointreau presents David Ong (The Curator, Manila) and Neung Ronnaporn (Backstage, Bangkok)

8:00 p.m. until 12:00 m.n.

• OTO Guest bar shift at Highball 

79 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169377

7. May 11, Friday

OTO guest shift at Tess Bar & Kitchen

38 Seah Street, Singapore 188394

7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

8. May 12, Saturday

OTO guest shift at The Horse’s Mouth

583 Orchard Road, #B1-39, Forum the Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884

8:00 p.m. until 12:00 m.n.

 

Click to see the full list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 

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