A newly released list of the World’s Top 50 bars confirms that Hong Kong has some of the best nightlife and top bars in Asia. Newly opened in July 2021, ARGO, a cocktail bar housed in the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, has made an impressive debut in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 at 28th place, while the Mexican-inspired craft cocktail bar, Coa, has come in a few notches higher at the 17th place.
The new entrant, ARGO, that is situated in a prime location by Victoria Harbour, is decorated with natural elements. According to a press release, the bar design seamlessly blends the indoor and outdoor environment, taking guests to the edge of Hong Kong’s signature harbour. Featuring innovative, forward-thinking concepts, the bar serves unique, creative cocktails with ingredients sourced in Hong Kong and beyond, adds the press statement.
“We are extremely honoured to be a part of the World’s 50 Best Bars list, alongside many great bars and friends. It’s a testament to the team’s hard work and commitment to pursuing excellence in providing the best bar experience,” says Lorenzo Antinori, beverage manager of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. Moving to Hong Kong for almost two years, Antinori believes Hong Kong is a special place. “The mix of East and West and Hong Kong’s incredible heritage of flavours and culinary techniques have inspired us with its unique character as a melting pot of cultures and traditions,” adds Antinori.
Making the list for the third year, Coa is dedicated to bringing agave spirits to the forefront of Asia’s cocktail scene. Co-founded by award-winning bartender Jay Khan, the Mexican-inspired bar offers people from all walks of life an extensive range of spirits, including mezcal, tequila and raicilla, says the press release.
The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 introduces outstanding bars in 26 cities around the world. Over 650 renowned international drinks experts, including bartenders and drinks writers, cast their votes based on their best bar experiences. The final list was released in the Spanish city of Barcelona on October 4.