From global competition winners, to high achievers and bartenders trying to save the world, we recognise Asia’s bar stars of 2019. By Holly Graham.

Though we shouldn’t solely measure bartenders’ skills by their awards and competition achievements, hard work shouldn’t go unnoticed, and these Asia bartenders absolutely smashed 2019 when it came to competitions, awards, nominations and overall dedication to the bar industry – all while putting Asia on the map. Let’s hear it for 2019’s bar stars!