Bar, brand and media personalities from all over Asia feature on 2022’s list.

Drinks International has released 2022’s Bar World 100 – a list that recognises the bar industry’s most influential figures. 

22% – up from 18% last year – of 2022’s Bar World 100 features some of the most prevalent personalities in Asia’s bar scene. First place in the list once again went to Monica Berg of Tayer + Elementary (London) for the third consecutive year followed by Remy Savage of A Bar With Shapes For A Name in London in second place. 

For the third year running, Shingo Gokan – brains behind SG Group with bars in Tokyo and Shanghai – is the highest ranking personality for Asia at number five, down one place from last year. He is closely followed by DRiNK’s very own Holly Graham, who broke into the top 10. Holly clocked in at 12 last year and climbed up five places in 2022, ranking seventh.

Notable new entries from Asia include Niks Anuman-Rajadhon (Teens of Thailand/Asia Today/Tax, Bangkok); Aki Eguchi (Jigger & Pony, Singapore); Jay Gray (Sago House, Singapore); and #82 Lorenzo Antinori (Four Seasons, Hong Kong).

For the Asia personalities on the list, see below, and for the full listing and e-magazine, which details how voting was carried out and more, click here.

#5 Shingo Gokan (SG Group) 

#7 Holly Graham (DRiNK Magazine)

#8 Vijay Mudaliar (Native/Analogue, Singapore)

#18 Priyanka Blah (Dram Attic/Hapusa, Bangalore)

#22 Hiroyasu Kayama (Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo)

#25 Jay Khan (COA, Hong Kong)

#26 Hidetsugu Ueno (Bar High Five, Tokyo)

#27 Vivan Pei (Cocktail Bar Association, Singapore)

#28 Indra Kantono (Jigger & Pony Group, Singapore)

#33 Aki Wang (Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei)

#35 Colin Chia (Nutmeg & Clove, Singapore)

#36 Paul Gabie (Proof & Company, Singapore)

#43 Philip Bischoff (Four Seasons, Bangkok) 

#46 Niks Anuman-Rajadhon (Teens of Thailand/Asia Today/Tax, Bangkok) 

#62 Antonio Lai (Quinary, Hong Kong) 

#64 Yao Lu (The Union Trading Company, Shanghai)

#72 Aki Eguchi (Jigger & Pony, Singapore) 

#73 Jay Gray (Sago House, Singapore) 

#81 Beckaly Franks (The Pontiac/Call Me Al, Hong Kong)

#82 Lorenzo Antinori (Four Seasons, Hong Kong) 

#94 Michael Callahan (Barbary Coast, Singapore) 

#99 Bannie Kang (Sidedoor, Singapore)