Asia drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Little India & Kampong Glam

Atlas

Straight out of 1920s Manhattan, this cocktail lounge is an art deco–inspired extravaganza, adorned with ornate bronze ceilings and low-lit plush lounge seating, and a drinks menu filled with decadent champagnes, cu…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Suzie Wong

Push aside the heavy curtain at the end of a clubby bar to discover the wild goings-on at this old Hong Kong–style speakeasy cocktail bar. Expect a glamorous drag cabaret, live music and handheld fireworks to accomp…
Top Choice Bar in Luang Prabang

Icon Klub

Imagine a place in the afterlife where writers meet and conversation is as free-flowing as the fabulous mixology cocktails. You pull up a pew next to Jack Kerouac, and Anaïs Nin is reading in a cosy chair nearby…Ico…
Top Choice Bar in Orchard Road

Manhattan

Step back in time to the golden age of fine drinking at this handsome Mad Men–esque bar, where long-forgotten cocktails come back to life. Grouped by eras of New York, the drinks menu is ever changing; however, wais…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

28 HongKong Street

Softly lit 28HKS plays hide and seek inside an unmarked 1960s shophouse. Slip inside and into a slinky scene of cosy booths and passionate mixologists turning grog into greatness. Marked with their alcohol strength,…
Top Choice Bar in Seminyak

La Favela

An alluring, mysterious entry seduces you into full bohemian flair at La Favela, one of Bali's coolest and most original nightspots. Themed rooms lead you on a confounding tour from dimly lit speakeasy cocktail loun…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Second Draft

Tall windows wrap around a magisterial sweep of wooden bar at this Tai Hang neighbourhood gastropub, the sort of civilised joint where everybody knows everybody. A curated line-up of local beers favours the faultles…
Top Choice Cafe in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

Daelim Changgo

Hands down the most stunning converted changgo (warehouse) venue in 'Seoul's Brooklyn', Daelim Changgo is the ultimate synthesis of Seoul's obsessions for cafes, design, art and selfies. Choose from single-origin co…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Central District

Quinary

Consistently voted one of the world's top 50 bars, Quinary is a sleek, moodily lit cocktail bar that attracts a well-dressed crowd. Its gifted mixologists create homemade infusions of spirits and the Asian-inspired …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Chinatown & the CBD

Employees Only

This outpost of the famous New York cocktail bar of the same name has brought a slice of big city buzz to Singapore, along with a dazzling array of innovative drinks. Some of the sting from the eye-watering prices i…