World’s below 50 Best Bars: Singapore tops with 8 bars, welcomes 2

The Republic (No. 90) bar in The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Photo: Republic
The Republic (No. 90) bar in The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Photo: Republic

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 yesterday announced the bars that didn’t quite make the top of the prestigious list.

In this year’s installment, those ranked 51 and below come from 32 different cities. Out of the 14 Asian bars, Singapore topped the list with eight bars. 

Two rose from last year. Sago House (No. 51) came up from No. 63 and 28 HongKong Street (No. 55) from No. 71. 

Three, however, fell down the list. MO Bar (No.57) spiraled down from No. 36, Atlas (No. 67) from No. 16, and No Sleep Club (No. 69) from No. 26.

Nutmeg & Clove (No. 74) reentered from No. 90 in the 2019 list.

Newbies include Analogue (No. 65) in Chijmes and Republic (No. 90) in The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

Other Asian bars that made the list include Hong Kong’s Quinary (No. 56), Tokyo’s The SG Club (No. 63), Bangkok’s Vesper (No. 79) and The Bamboo Bar (No. 95), and Taipei’s Indulge Experimental Bistro (No. 82).

Elsewhere, there are 15 new entries on the list, with 5 cities being featured for the first time: Kraków, Bratislava, Manchester, Playa Del Carmen and Bogotá. The United Kingdom leads Europe with four bars out of a total of 16 across the continent.

The U.S. also has four bars out of 11 across the Americas. New York has newbie Bar Goto (No. 83), Mace at (No. 93) and The Dead Rabbit (No. 96), while Miami has Sweet Liberty (No. 94). There’s Old San Juan’s La Factoría (No. 54) in North America and Buenos Aires’ Presidente at (No. 61) in South America.

Top-tier ranks 1-50 will be revealed live on the award’s Facebook and YouTube pages in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain on Tuesday.

The full list:

#51 – Sago House, Singapore

#52 – Barro Negro, Athens

#53 – Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen, Cape Town

#54 – La Factoría, Old San Juan

#55 – 28 HongKong Street, Singapore

#56 – Quinary, Hong Kong

#57 – MO Bar, Singapore

#58 – Mimi Kakushi, Dubai

#59 – Schofield’s, Manchester

#60 – Caretaker’s, Cottage Melbourne

#61 – Presidente, Buenos Aires

#62 – Tan Tan, São Paulo

#63 – The SG Club, Tokyo

#64 – Brujas, Mexico City

#65 – Analogue, Singapore

#66 – El Barón, Cartagena

#67 – Atlas, Singapore

#68 – Hero Bar, Nairobi

#69 – No Sleep Club, Singapore

#70 – La Sala de Laura, Bogotá

#71 – Tjoget, Stockholm

#72 – Three Sheets, London

#73 – Camparino in Galleria, Milan

#74 – Nutmeg & Clove, Singapore

#75 – Side Hustle, London

#76 – Candelaria, Paris

#77 – The Court, Rome

#78 – Röda Huset, Stockholm

#79 – Vesper, Bangkok

#80 – Dead End Paradise, Beirut

#81 – Lost & Found, Nicosia

#82 – Indulge Experimental Bistro, Taipei

#83 – Bar Goto, New York

#84 – Le Syndicat, Paris

#85 – Danico, Paris

#86 – Freni e Frizioni, Rome

#87 – Re, Sydney

#88 – Art of Duplicity, Cape Town

#89 – Donovan Bar, London

#90 – Republic, Singapore

#91 – Antique American Bar, Bratislava

#92 – The House of Machines, Cape Town

#93 – Mace, New York

#94 – Sweet Liberty, Miami

#95 – The Bamboo Bar, Bangkok

#96 – The Dead Rabbit, New York

#97 – Tag, Kraków

#98 – Zapote Bar, Playa del Carmen

#99 – Tesouro, Goa

#100 – Sin + Tax, Johannesburg

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