The countdown to the reveal of this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Bars has begun, with Bangkok’s BKK Social Club being named as the winner of the 2022 Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award.

The award asks Asia’s 50 Best Bars’ 250-member Academy to each vote for the one venue that has provided the best hospitality experience in the last 18 months, and BKK Social at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River has come out on top this year.

Philip Bischoff, Beverage Manager at BKK Social Club, said: “We are incredibly proud to receive the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award 2022. Hospitality is the epitome of team sports, and this award represents the hard work and dedication of the entire BKK Social Club team.

“We strive to personalise each guest’s experience and make BKK Social Club feel like we are welcoming you into our home. The last few years have been incredibly difficult for our industry, and I could not be prouder of our team, persevering through the hard times, and being recognised for what brought so many of us to the industry — the joy of hospitality.”

Asia’s 50 Best Bars said the team at the venue “treats guests to the artistry of mixology with bespoke cocktails that reflect the typical drinking culture of South America combined with local Thai touches. The craftsmanship of the bartenders is on display through handcrafted cocktails, along with an extensive selection of fine grower Champagnes, artisanal spirits and Cuban cigars”.

Adding: “The bar welcomes guests with its vibrant and seductive design, showcasing idiosyncratic touches such as plants sprouting from chandeliers, layers of colonnades, green velvet banquettes and a dramatic back bar.”

The seventh edition of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, will be announced on 28 April. The live ceremony and run-through of the list will begin at 7.30pm local time in Bangkok (6pm India; 8.30pm Singapore/HK; 9.30pm Japan), culminating with the announcement of The Best Bar in Asia, sponsored by Perrier.

Bar and cocktail enthusiasts the world over are invited to join those attending live in a digital countdown of the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022, through The World’s 50 Best Bars Facebook and 50 Best Bars TV YouTube channel.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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