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The Bar Awards Bangkok announces its Top 4s for 2018

Bangkok has narrowed down its Top 4s. Which of your favourites are still standing? By Holly Graham. 

Before the The Bar Awards party kicks off this Sunday at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, we’ve been given an exclusive look at the Top 4s still in with a chance of scooping the titles at this year’s The Bar Awards Bangkok.

These lists have been narrowed down by a Lead Panel of industry experts from the previous lists of Top 10s that were chosen in each of the 12 categories by the larger Panel of 44 members of Bangkok’s f&b community. These Top 10s were themselves selected from the original public nominations.

Here are the bars and personalities still in the running, listed in alphabetical order:

The Rising Star, presented by Perrier
For young bartenders born after January 1, 1990
Jane Kaew-Yod (Sorrento)
Krit “Joey” Parkobdee (Tropic City)
Noppasate “Depp” Hirunwathit (Rabbit Hole)
Patchara “Fon” Hitchman (Asia Today)

Best Restaurant Bar, presented by Restaurant Pub and Bar Asia (RPB)
Bunker
Eat Me
Tep Bar
Zuma

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Best Beer Bar, presented by Peroni
Hair of the Dog
Let the Boy Die
Mikkeller
Taproom (all locations)

Best Wine Bar, presented by Jerry
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
La Casa Nostra
Quince
Riedel Wine Bar & Cellar

Best Hotel Bar, presented by Chalong Bay
Penthouse Bar & Grill at the Park Hyatt
Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant at the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
The Bamboo Bar at the Mandarin Oriental
The House on Sathorn at the W

Best Bangkok Institution, presented by Angostura
Eat Me
Saxophone
The Bamboo Bar at the Mandarin Oriental
WTF Café & Gallery

Best Hospitality Ambassador, presented by Fever Tree
Attaporn “Mr. B” De Silva (Q&A Bar)
David Jacobson (Smalls)
Niks Anuman-Rajadhon (Teens of Thailand & Asia Today)
Suwincha “Chacha” Singsuwan (Rabbit Hole)

Best Hospitality Team, presented by Hendrick’s Gin
Backstage Cocktail Bar
Eat Me
The Bamboo Bar at the Mandarin Oriental
Vesper

Most Creative Cocktail Program, presented by Cointreau
Eat Me
J. Boroski Mixology
Ku Bar
Vesper

Best New Bar, presented by Campari
#FindTheLockerRoom
Asia Today
Thaipioka
Tropic City

Bartender of the Year, presented by Monkey Shoulder
Buntanes “Pop” Direkrittikul (Eat Me)
Niks Anuman-Rajadhon (Teens of Thailand & Asia Today)
Supawit “Palm” Muttarattana (Vesper)
Suwincha “Chacha” Singsuwan (Rabbit Hole)

Bar of the Year, presented by Mekhong, The Spirit of Thailand
Rabbit Hole
Smalls
Teens Of Thailand
The Bamboo Bar at the Mandarin Oriental


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