Making a grand splash at Capitol Theatre on 9 May 2019 is the 2nd Annual Asia’s 50 Best Bars ceremony, seeing the return of over 450 industry VIPs and cocktail enthusiasts who will be in great anticipation of this year’s deserving winners. The cocktail and bar scene across Asia has only grown more competitive as of late; last year, Singapore’s Manhattan at the Regent won first place, but it may have a hard time clinging on to that spot. There will also be other prizes awarded at the ceremony, including the Campari One To Watch, which recognises a bar that is not on the list, but considered a rising star in the region. The gala awards ceremony will be aired through a live stream on The World’s 50 Best Bars Facebook page.
The festivities don’t end there: on the following day, look forward to #50BestTalks, bringing together leading industry talent, bar owners and media to encourage positive change in the drinks sector. This year’s #50BestTalks features an all-female line-up of panellists and provides a platform for women in the bar sector to tackle key topics, trends, cocktails and bar culture under the title ‘Female Spirit’. Last but not least, there will also be the launch of the Singapore Cocktail Festival (SGCF), a week-long showcase of the region’s vibrant cocktail culture from 10 to 18 May.