After The Year We’ve Had…

It’s been a year of challenges for bars all over the world. For some, it has been harder than it looks and we have nothing but the utmost respect for their struggle.

What Makes The Connaught Bar the Best In the World (Op-Ed)

It’s been a journey worth watching, and one worth applauding. As someone who has watched this steady climb to the top from front row seats, I can see why the accolade of World’s Best Bar 2020 has been conferred upon this team by The World’s 50 Best Bars. Here’s what I can tell you…

Awards In 2020 And Why They Matter

In times of great struggle and uncertainty, we could all use a little pick-me-up. With the World’s 50 Best Bar awards just around the corner, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of why it matters. 

Memoirs of a Migrant Culture In The Heart of Singapore

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, but it was a time when they did not lose hope and grabbed every silver lining. 2020 has been a rough year for everybody but the bar industry has shown a special resilience in the face of adversity, and we at The Dram…

Live Twice – Tokyo Reimagined in Singapore

The year is 1960 in Tokyo and a young man is seated in a dimly lit corner of the bar, under the soft glow of a lamp, flipping absentmindedly through the pages of Aizu Yaichi’s Rokumeishu.

IN FOCUS: India – Home to a Burgeoning Cocktail Culture

With the recent appearance of bars like Sidecar and Aer in some of the most coveted international lists, we turn our attention to India, where a cocktail culture is simmering under the finest mentorship and a solid crew of committed bartenders. 

50 Best for Recovery: A One-Of-A-Kind Auction

The team behind The World’s 50 Best Bars and Restaurants has announced its ‘Bid for Recovery’ Auction. The auction will debut on 3 July, offering bar, restaurant and travel enthusiasts the chance to bid for one-of-a-kind experiences with the world’s best bars and restaurants.