Watch Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 virtual announcement HERE on 6th May

Mark Sansom - 26/04/2021

The virtual ceremony for the sixth edition of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, takes place on 6th May. Here’s everything you need to know about tuning in and following the countdown – head back to this page for all the links you will need to watch the virtual ceremony as it happens and download the interactive digital programme for everything you need to know about the event

When will Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 be announced?

The brand-new edition of the list will be revealed through simultaneous broadcast on Facebook and YouTube on Thursday, 6th May. It will start at 15:30 in India, 17:00 in Thailand, 18:00 in China/Singapore and 19:00 in Japan (11:00 in the UK).

Watch the ceremony on YouTube:

Watch the ceremony on Facebook here

Watch the ceremony on Zoom here

What other events are taking place?
Ahead of the virtual ceremony, 50 Best will reveal the first-ever list of bars ranked between 51st and 100th on Thursday, 29th April. The reveal will take place on The World’s 50 Best Bars Instagram channel at 15:00 China/Singapore time. Discover the digital programme for the events here.

50 Best will also debut its ‘Breaking The Ice’ bartender discussion series with three editions on 2nd, 3rd and 4th May on Facebook and YouTube starting at 15:00 China/Singapore time.

For Breaking The Ice, 50 Best brings two leading bartenders from each of the three featured cities – Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok – together for a frank and honest conversation. The pair will take it in turns to draw cards at random from a deck, asking each other questions to get to know more about their character, learn what the pandemic period has taught them and discuss how it has influenced their plans for the future.

Where can I get more information about this year’s awards?
50 Best has just published its digital programme for the series of events surrounding Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021. The interactive programme contains videos of the pre-announced winners,  a run-down on all the awards up for grabs and information on the methodology behind creating the continent’s most reliable guide to fine drinking.

Where do I watch the announcement?
The digital awards ceremony unveiling Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 will be free and open to watch for everyone, and will be livestreamed on The World’s 50 Best Bars Facebook page and on the 50 Best Bars TV YouTube channel.

What can I expect?
As well as the countdown from No.50 to No.1, culminating in the reveal of The Best Bar in Asia 2021, sponsored by Perrier, the virtual awards will include a celebration of the 51-100 list, a special surprise from bartenders in The World’s 50 Best Bars list, some big news about next year’s Asia’s 50 Best Bars event and in-depth video footage with all of this year’s special prize winners.

How is 50 Best supporting the recovery of the hospitality sector?
In 2021, 50 Best aims to support bars of all types and at all levels across Asia, and indeed the world. It is our hope that being part of Asia’s 50 Best Bars will help bars and their teams promote their establishments – and the wider hospitality sector as a whole – as they enter the next stage of recovery.

In 2020, the 50 Best organisation launched the 50 Best for Recovery programme, in partnership with founding donor Perrier, to provide tangible financial relief for the industry and offer helpful resources for restaurant businesses as they emerge from the coronavirus pandemic and seek actionable advice and support. Through this programme, 50 Best has raised US$1.29 million to date, which has been distributed to hospitality businesses across the world via direct grants and to non-profit organisations. Find out more about 50 Best for Recovery here.

Watch the trailer for the Asia’s 50 Best Bars here:

We look forward to seeing you online on Thursday, 6th May, for the revelation of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021, sponsored by Perrier. Meanwhile, follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, find us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel.