A testament to the city’s vibrant bar culture. By Shu Mi.

For the seceon consecutive year, Asia’s 50 Bars will unveil its highly anticipated annual list at a live awards ceremony in Hong Kong on July 16.

This year’s event programme will include the Bartenders’ Feast, which will take place the night before the unveiling of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024. This will be followed by the main event on July 16, complete with red-carpet arrivals, interviews, a drinks reception, and finally the ceremony and countdown itself.

Emma Sleight, Head of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Bars, says: “We are thrilled to announce our return to Hong Kong for this year’s live awards ceremony. Asia’s 50 Best Bars stands as one of the most significant events in Asia’s bar calendar and, amidst Hong Kong’s vibrant culture and thriving food and drinks scene, the city emerges as the ideal backdrop for hosting once again. Hong Kong’s dynamic spirit promises to not only elevate the event programme and awards ceremony itself, but also to propel the entire region’s bar scene to even greater heights of excellence.”

Dr Pang Yiu-kai, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, says: “The Hong Kong Tourism Board is thrilled to partner with the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Bars again for the second year. This commitment is testament to Hong Kong’s prominence in the world of gastronomy and the international bar scene. It is a vibrant showcase of our city’s unique blend of East-meets-West culture and a powerful statement on Hong Kong as a top tourism destination. We look forward to welcoming industry leaders and enthusiasts from all around the world to experience Hong Kong’s incredible mixology, warm hospitality, and unforgettable, diverse culture.”

The top spot of the list has been taken by one single bar in Hong Kong for three consecutive years since 2021 and the bar in question is COA, the mecca for agave spirits. Will the host city keep the crown of The Best Bar in Asia this year? Let’s find out in about three months!