Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019

The annual Asian leg of the World's 50 Best Bars took place in Singapore with The Old Man Hong Kong taking the no. 1 spot

The Old Man in Hong Kong has been crowned the best bar in Asia in the 2019 Asia’s 50 Best Bars Awards. The annual event, which is in its 4th year, saw The Old Man push last year’s winner, Manhattan, in to 2nd place.

This year, Urban Bar teamed with Mancino Vermouth to provide each winner with a personalised gift.

Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019

Personalised Trophies

50 of our Calabrese Cocktail Shakers were engraved with the names of the respective winner as a commemorative keepsake of the event. Each shaker was engraved with the Asia’s 50 Best Bars logo and the winner’s name on one side, and the Urban Bar and Mancino Vermouth logos on the opposite side. All engraving was produced on our in-house laser engraving machine which we use to personalise barware items.

The Calabrese Shaker already comes packaged in our full colour gift box, and in addition, the 50 Best Bars team packaged the shakers up with their own branded red scarves in a goody bag.

Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019

Full List of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019

1 – The Old Man, Hong Kong
2 – Manhattan, Singapore
3 – Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei
4 – Native, Singapore
5 – Atlas, Singapore
6 – Bar High Five, Tokyo
7 – Speak Low, Shanghai
8 – The Bamboo Bar at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
9 – Jigger & Pony, Singapore
10 – Quinary, Hong Kong
11 – Tippling Club, Singapore
12 – Coa, Hong Kong – Highest New Entry
13 – The SG Club, Tokyo
14 – Charles H, Seoul
15 – Gibson, Singapore
16 – Sober Company, Shanghai
17 – Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
18 – The Wise King, Hong Kong
19 – Le Chamber, Seoul
20 – Backstage Cocktail Bar, Bangkok
21 – 28 HongKong Street, Singapore
22 – Operation Dagger, Singapore
23 – Bar Trench, Tokyo
24 – Aha Saloon, Taipei
25 – D.Bespoke, Singapore
26 – Vesper, Bangkok
27 – Coley, Kuala Lumpur
28 – Bar Orchard Ginza, Tokyo
29 – Alice Cheongdam, Seoul
30 – Union Trading Company, Shanghai
31 – Tropic City, Bangkok
32 – The Pontiac, Hong Kong
33 – Lobster Bar & Grill, Hong Kong
34 – Rabbit Hole, Bangkok
35 – Hope & Sesame, Guangzhou
36 – Stockton, Hong Kong
37 – Curator, Manila
38 – 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
39 – Union Brassiere, Bakery & Bar, Jakarta
40 – Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur
41 – Employees Only, Singapore
42 – Smalls, Bangkok
43 – Bar Mood, Taipei
44 – JungleBird, Kuala Lumpur
45 – Draft Land, Taipei
46 – The Other Room, Singapore
47 – OTO, Manila
48 – Teens of Thailand, Bangkok
49 – Mixology Salon, Tokyo
50 – The Back Room, Manila

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Asia’s Best Bars, we are now looking ahead to the World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony in October! Urban Bar will again be providing our engraved Calabrese Cocktail Shakers for each of the winners!

Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019

The SG Group team celebrate 3 bars placing in the top 50 Best Bars in Asia.

World Class Engraved Barware

Before the Asian specific awards started in 2016, Urban Bar had a history of working with the World’s 50 Best Bars event. Urban Bar provided personalised Calabrese Cocktail Shakers for the 50 Best Bars from 2013 through to 2016. We also provided engraved cocktail shakers to the winners of the Diageo World Class competitions over a few years.

Engraved Calabrese Cocktail Shaker Award

Left - The winners of Diageo World Class 2014 showing their personalised Calabrese Cocktail Shakers, posing for a photo with Anna Friel.
Right - The team from Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires, with their personalised Calabrese Cocktail Shaker at the 2013 World's 50 Best Bars Awards.

Work With Us

To discuss engraving and branding for your event, please contact our branding team. We have a history of 40 years designing and producing bespoke POS glassware and barware for the world’s largest drink brands, as such, we can cater for events large or small.

To answer all your queries about glassware and barware supply and our branding services, contact us today on +44 (0) 1763 500 131