Asia's 50 Best Bars returns to Singapore in May

Asia’s 50 Best Bars will take place in Singapore for the third year in a row as it returns in 2020 on 14 May.

Singapore hosted the inaugural awards ceremony in 2018, which marked the start of a three-year partnership between the 50 Best organisation and Singapore Tourism Board. 

The 50 Best celebrations will kick-off with an installment of the #50BestTalks thought-leadership series and a Bartenders’ Feast at The Capitol Kempinski hotel.

This will be followed by the awards ceremony at Capitol Theatre all on 14May and an official after party at Cé La Vi SkyBar at the top of Marina Bay Sands. 

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‘50 Minutes with 50 Best’, a series of cocktail masterclasses will also be held at the Singapore Cocktail Festival from 15- 17May and aside from the annual ranking, other awards include: 

  • Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award, a new accolade given to the bar that has offered outstanding service to guests in the past 18 months 

  • The One To Watch, which recognises a bar that is not on the list, but has the potential to break into Asia’s 50 Best Bars in future years 

  • The Bartenders’ Bartender, an award voted for by the bartenders from the establishments on the 2020 list 

  • Industry Icon Award, recognising a legendary figure in the region, as voted for by the Asia’s 50 Best Bars Academy 

A live countdown of the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 will take place on the 50 Best Facebook page from 8:45pm local time.