12 Of World’s 50 Best Bars Are Now In Asia.
As Asia’s bar scene continues to take root, there’s been no shortage of innovative spaces that offer up unique drinks, memorable experiences and a great time. The evidence could be seen in this year’s ranking of The World’s 50 Best Bars announced earlier in the month. With input from 500 industry experts from 55 countries, the list was released by William Reed Business Media, who also organise The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants lists.
This year, Asia was awarded a handsome 12 places on the list – a significant jump from the 2016 list which only included 7 Asian bars.
The most notable Asian entry was ATLAS, an art deco-inspired bar in Singapore which went through a refresh earlier this year. Making quite the debut by nabbing the 15th spot in the list, the highest new entry. Thanks to its inclusion, Singapore now boasts 6 out of 50 bars on the list, bringing it in third behind the U.S. and U.K. for number of entries.
The ATLAS Collections feature two of the world’s most remarkable physical collections of Gin and Champagne.
“Building the ATLAS Collections was a monumental task which took over two years to curate and assemble. We are also delighted to feature a selection of rare and exceptional still wines and whiskies from my own family’s private cellar, which for the first time since its inception almost 40 years ago, has been opened especially for our guests at ATLAS.” Vicky Hwang, Managing Director – Parkview Group.
Aside from Gin; Champagne takes a leading role on the ATLAS drinks menu with a seriously impressive by the flute offer, from “Cuvée Vendémiaire” Blanc de Blancs to “Vieillissement Prolongé” Grand Cru. Flights are a perfect way to assure your choice before buying the bottle and ATLAS doesn’t disappoint, with “The Unique” Flight exploring The expressions of Champagne and “The Grower” Flight offering you a taste of the rising Champagne growers. Premium Champagne is where ATLAS Bar proposes to start the afternoon or evening with a small selection of fine Champagnes to be drunk by the tulip, if not by the bottle. With Louis Roederer “Brut Premier” from a Magnum served by the glass to Krug “Grande Cuvée” (Served with a snack) again available by the glass.
So, the 15th best bar in the world, serving a beautiful selection of wines by the glass and featuring premium pours from Magnums by the glass… you might guess that Le Verre de Vin technology would be a necessity for ATLAS… and you’d be correct!
“With Le Verre de Vin, we are able to serve 9 Champagnes by the glass without having to worry about wastage. With this system installed in ATLAS, we have full confidence in running our amazing Champagne programme which provides our guests with the opportunity to taste different Champagnes on every visit.”
Mason Ng, Head Sommelier.
We love a success story here at Bermar and our Managing Director had an opportunity to visit ATLAS while travelling recently… The news on his return? Here’s what Dick Berresford had to say:
“I was spending a couple of days in Singapore earlier this month and fortunate enough to have the opportunity to pop in and meet the team at Atlas Bar. The décor is stunning and the drinks list equally impressive. Alongside one of the largest collections of Gin I’ve ever seen, the team at Atlas are serving up some fantastic Champagne experiences. From a glass of Krug to a flight from “The Growers”, Atlas’ wine and Champagne by the glass offers delight, with their individuality and quality shining through. It was fabulous to learn how much trust the team put in their Le Verre de Vin systems and to see the creativity and flair that they’ve been able to offer customers as a result of having a ‘quality guarantee’ behind every glass they serve – all thanks to Le Verre de Vin”
Le Verre de Vin technology isn’t just for the super premium Champagnes, if any still or sparkling wine is on your drinks list this year then Le Verre de Vin is for you. Removing any risk of wastage for 21 days, allowing you to serve a broader and better range by the glass and in perfect condition each and every time – get in touch to learn more!