10 Cool Bars Around Asia for Your Boozy Bucket List
It's always 5 o' clock somewhere!
(SPOT.ph) Looking for something different to add to your usual sight-seeing itinerary? Then it might be time you go to a few awesome pubs and bars on your next trip around Asia. Complete with great ambience, world-class cocktails or craft beers for any mood, and unique concepts, here are some very exciting bars in Asia that you need to see pronto. Relax, unwind, and party the night away—it’s not every day you experience another city’s culture from a rather boozy angle.
28 HongKong Street (Singapore)
Unassuming on the outside but amazing on the inside—that’s 28 HongKong Street, one of the best speakeasies you can visit in Singapore, in Asia, and even in the world. The space is luxurious, with beautiful tables and booths that make hanging here even more of a pleasure. But it’s not just their interiors that makes them one of the best; it’s the selection of cocktails and the award-winning bartenders behind them. With their music selection, a farm-to-table menu, and drinks that are hard to forget (unless you get really smashed), 28 HongKong Street is definitely a bar to see and be seen.
28 HongKong Street is at 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore.
Tippling Club (Singapore)
Here’s a bar-slash-restaurant that’s tucked a bunch of awards under their belt—they've been consistently nabbing spots on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars and Singapore Bar Awards’ Best Restaurant Bar lists—for good reason. At Tippling Club, the gourmet food is fantastic, the cocktail drinks are excellent, and the indoor vibe is super lush. It’ll be hard to choose just what to order from the menu because you’ll want to have a taste of everything. But that’s okay because there are more reasons to come again.
Tippling Club is at 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore.
The Madhouse (Hong Kong)
While you might be heading to Hong Kong to bask in their rich culture and know their people, there’s another side you have to experience: Their fun nightlife and exhilarating bar scene! The Madhouse will make you think you’re in Germany or Belgium because this bar is known for their extensive tap-beer menu from all over the world. Whether you’re a first-time drinker navigating the world of draft beer or a seasoned beer lover looking to try as many brews as possible, you’re sure to find a new favorite here. Keep an eye out because The Madhouse also hosts occasional beer-pairing events, and you might just be in town to catch one!
The Madhouse is at G/F 16 Yim Po Fong Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Bar Trench (Tokyo)
Bar Trench Tokyo might be half-the-world away from its original French sister, but just stepping inside will convince you that you’re smack right in the middle of the glamorous Parisian night life. Just a few minutes away from a busy subway station, this cozy bar invites you in with their laidback and timeless vibe—we mean, just look at their snazzy-looking bartenders mixing away in front of those sleek shelves! You’ll find a lot of unique herb-infused drinks here at Bar Trench, like their signature Artichoke Mojito. Come alone or come with friends; either way, you’ll have a great time in one of Tokyo’s coolest finds.
Bar Trench is at 1-5-8 1F, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
Potato Head Beach Club (Bali)
Summer doesn’t have to end—not in this super hip restaurant, bar, and beach club rolled into one. If just the sight of everything Potato Head Beach Club has to offer doesn’t awaken your inner tropical god or goddess, then we don’t know what else will. You’ll have full access to all the unique local spirits and the irresistibly refreshing concoctions, handcrafted by the club’s very own award-winning bartenders. We hope you’re ready to take a dip right after, because the actual bar is just the beginning. Just get a look of the infinity pool!
Potato Head Beach Club is at Jalan Petitenget No. 51B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia.
Havana Social (Bangkok)
Havana Social is one of the coolest speakeasies you’ll find in Bangkok—that’s if you find it. In fact, it’s so hidden that you have to enter a special passcode using their retro telephone booth-and-secret entrance. The effort you put into getting inside will be worth it though, because you won’t find many '40s Cuban-themed bars anywhere else in the world. With a well-planned and eccentric rugged look, smartly dressed bartenders, and a whole menu of modern cocktails that set the mood, Havana Social promises to be a bar you’ll be dreaming about for days to come.
Havana Social is at 1/1 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11, Bangkok, Thailand.
Club Boys Saloon (Taipei)
This concept bar in Taipei is all shades of cool, from the very IG-worthy '50s saloon interiors all the way to their hilarious drink names (get a load of the Lonely Coconut Sat on the Beach Watching Volleyball—a tempting mix of coconut water, green tea, salted-caramel vodka, and cacao). Of course, no saloon would be complete without a selection of draft beers on tap, so you can get your fill here, too. Whatever your poison, you’ll enjoy the hip vibe that Club Boys Saloon has to offer.
Club Boys Saloon is at 220 DunHua N Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan.
If you’re looking for a place that shakes things up every time you visit, you’ve got to put Keepers’ on your list. Their menu and cocktails change four times a year, so it’s perfect if you’re itching to get a taste of international tipples without having to travel elsewhere. Keepers’ is an eclectic mix of posh and industrial, and you can be sure that the ever-changing drinks and guest shakers from all over the globe will keep every visit exciting.
Keepers’ is at B1, 87-9 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea.
Calavera (Kuala Lumpur)
In one of Kuala Lumpur’s busiest neighborhoods lies Calavera, a visually loud and vibrantly stunning pub. With stark orange walls, vibrant murals, and all kinds of unique installations (just check out their retro Mercedes Benz-turned-barbecue grill), the Latino joint comes alive well into the night. Calavera also serves South-American dishes and cocktails and even plays hip-shaking Latino music to make sure your evening goes on from dusk till dawn. You might even be in town to catch one of their guest DJs helping spruce up the party!
Calavera is at 13 Jalan Mesui, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Laundry (Siem Reap)
Without a doubt, Laundry is one of those sleek bars you hit up when all you want is a set of fresh, fine tunes and tasty cocktails. A favorite among music lovers and wanderers alike, this pub emphasizes on affordable drinks—to the tune of soulful funk music, that is. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for their lineup of special guest bands and performers whenever you’re in the city!
Laundry is at Street 09, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.