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.

No. 11 – A Martini Like No Other

On Martini Day, we thought it would be proper to tell you the story about the Vanguard No. 11, The Connaught Bar’s homage to the drink we all know and love.

Pushing the Envelope – Jay Khan

Asia’s 50 Best Bars recently conferred the Altos Bartender’s Bartender title to Jay Khan of COA Hong Kong. I caught up with Jay over a quick chat so we can all get to know him and COA better.

Sidecar – A Bar of Love & Labour

Marking a historic moment for the Indian bar community, Sidecar (India) has just been awarded the 40th place in Asia’s 50 Best Bars, 2020. This is momentous for a few reasons: it puts the Indian bar community on the global map, bringing some well deserved focus to the region which is slowly but surely seeing…

Hiveball Project – Drinks with a Sustainable Heart

It’s 2020 and a behemoth transformation of society is taking shape as we speak. CoVid_19 is going to change our lives forever, causing a lot of us to re-think our current understanding of our worlds, our jobs, and how we go about doing them in the post-pandemic world. We are beginning to shift our perspective…