COA in Hong Kong has been named the Best Bar in Asia. By Holly Graham.

Agave haven COA in Hong Kong, has been crowned the Best Bar in Asia on the 2021 Asia’s 50 Best Bars, knocking Jigger & Pony (Singapore) off the top spot.

This year’s ceremony was streamed online once again, and COA took number one as voting industry peers deemed it this year’s reigning bar.

Following in second place was last year’s winner Jigger & Pony, then Tokyo’s The SG Club came in third. 

Individual award winners include Shingo Gokan – winner of this year’s Industry Icon award, and No Sleep Club (Singapore), last year’s One To Watch, who won Highest New Entry. 

The full ranking of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021:

  1. COA (Hong Kong) – Best Bar in Asia
  2. Jigger & Pony (Singapore) – Best Bar In Singapore
  3. The SG Club (Tokyo) Best Bar In Japan
  4. Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei) – Best Bar In Taiwan
  5. Sober Company (Shanghai)
  6. Manhattan (Singapore)
  7. Atlas (Singapore) 
  8. No Sleep Club (Singapore) – Highest New Entry 
  9. Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo)
  10. Caprice (Hong Kong) – Highest Climber
  11. The Bamboo Bar (Bangkok) – Best Bar In Thailand 
  12. Bar Trigona (Kuala Lumpur) – Best Bar In Malaysia
  13. Charles.H (Seoul) – Best Bar In Korea
  14. Native (Singapore)
  15. Hope & Sesame (Guangzhou) 
  16. Sidecar – Highest Climber and Best Bar In India
  17. Bar Mood (Taipei)
  18. Bee’s Knees (Kyoto)
  19. Room By Le Kief (Taipei)
  20. The Diplomat (Hong Kong) – Best New Opening
  21. 28 HongKong Street (Singapore)
  22. Tropic City (Bangkok)
  23. Tell Camellia (Hong Kong) – new entry
  24. AHA Saloon (Taipei)
  25. Quinary (Hong Kong) – Legend of the List
  26. The Pontiac (Hong Kong)
  27. High Five (Tokyo)
  28. The Wise King (Hong Kong)
  29. Barbary Coast (Singapore) – new entry
  30. Penicillin (Hong Kong) – new entry
  31. Union Trading Co (Shanghai) – re-entry
  32. Speak Low (Shanghai)
  33. Union Brasserie, Bakery and Bar (Jakarta) – Best Bar In Indonesia
  34. Bar Cham (Seoul)
  35. Backstage (Bangkok)
  36. Tippling Club (Singapore)
  37. JungleBird (Kuala Lumpur)
  38. The Curator (Manila) – Best Bar In The Philippines 
  39. D.Bespoke (Singapore)
  40. Darkside (Hong Kong) – new entry
  41. Alice (Seoul)
  42. The Old Man (Singapore)
  43. Bar Trench (Tokyo)
  44. Le Chamber (Seoul)
  45. MO Bar (Singapore) 
  46. Vesper (Bangkok)
  47. Three X Co (Malaysia) – new entry
  48. Teens of Thailand (Bangkok) – re-entry
  49. Sago House (Singapore)
  50. Star Bar (Tokyo) – re-entry