Home-grown cocktail bar Jigger & Pony (above) took the top spot in Asia’s 50 Best Bars, along with three others – Atlas (No. 5), Native (No. 6) and Manhattan (No. 8) – making the top 10.
Their seats are gathering dust and their bar counters have turned into assembly lines for packing takeaway cocktails as bar establishments in Singapore, and globally, find a way to keep their businesses afloat under the current global pandemic.
But that did not stop the Asia’s 50 Best Bars countdown from going ahead last Thursday – sans the popping of corks and clinking of glasses – to recognise the achievements of the Asian bar industry in a livestreamed virtual countdown.
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