Smalls, Teens of Thailand on ‘Asia’s Best Bars’ backbench

Photo: Smalls
Photo: Smalls

To make some noise before next week’s announcement of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, the annual ranking frenzy has released those who didn’t make the cut, but were damn good nonetheless. 

Speakeasy Find the Locker Room and skyhigh The Loft in the Waldorf Astoria made their first appearance on the list, and Smalls climbed from its previous place at 93 to rank No. 69. Teens of Thailand, a long-time favorite, dropped from 49th to 64th. 

On Thursday, the announcement ceremony will be held in Bangkok with a week of drinking events all over the city. The current count is around 40 events with more set to be added. For the past two years, Asia’s 50 Best Bars held their ceremony online due to the pandemic.

Last year, Bamboo Bar made it to 11th on the list, making it Thailand’s highest ranked bar, with Hong Kong’s mezcal-and-tequila-focused bar, Coa, ranking No. 1.

The latest 51-100 list doesn’t feature any Russian bars following an official announcement from the organization to sanction Russian F&B establishments from the 2022 list. 

To see the full 51-100 list, click here.

No. ​​64 – Teens of Thailand

Photo: Teens of Thailand

No. 69 – Smalls

Photo: Smalls

No. 78 – Find The Locker Room (new entry)

Photo: Find the Locker Room

No. 88 – The Loft (new entry)

Photo: The Loft at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

This story originally appeared in BK.

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