Shortly after announcing the Regional Top 10 Honourees, this year’s Spirited Awards has now announced its Top 10 Nominees, with 12 places going to Asia-based bars and personalities. By Holly Graham.

The Old Man Hong Kong – this year’s number one on Asia’s 50 Best Bars – scooped the most nominations by making the top 10 on the Best International Bar Team, Best International Cocktail Bar and World’s Best Cocktail Menu lists. Singapore’s Atlas also made the top 10 cut for Best International Cocktail Bar, as well as World’s Best Spirits Selection thanks to its impressive selection of gins.

The Top 10 nominees for 2019’s writing categories will be announced on June 20 and Top 4 finalists will be announced on June 24. Check back on DRiNK Magazine for the results.

For the full list of Asia’s bars who made the Top 10 Nominees, see below:

International categories:

International Bartender of the Year 
Lorenzo Antinori – Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
Best International Bar Team 
The Old Man – Hong Kong

Best International Cocktail Bar 
Atlas – Singapore
Native – Singapore
The Old Man – Hong Kong

Best International Hotel Bar 
Charles H. at the Four Seasons – Seoul, South Korea
Manhattan at Regent Singapore – Singapore
The Bamboo Bar at the Mandarin Oriental – Bangkok, Thailand

Best International Restaurant Bar 
Tippling Club – Singapore

Best New International Cocktail Bar 
The SG Club – Tokyo, Japan

Global categories:

World’s Best Cocktail Menu
The Old Man – Hong Kong

World’s Best Spirits Selection 
Atlas – Singapore

For the full Top 10 Nominees, click here.