The second annual Asia's 50 Best Bars list was announced last night and five Bangkok bars made the cut.

Down from the six entrants last year, the Bangkok bars included on this year's list are reinvigorated jazz institution The Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental at #13 (up from #34), Thonglor's Broadway-burlesque-themed Backstage Cocktail Bar at #18 (new entry), Asoke's creative speakeasy Q&A Bar at #34 (down from #26), Silom's serious drinking haunt Vesper at #40 (down from #17) and Chinatown's hip gin bar Teens of Thailand at #46 (down from #27). 

Sliding off the list from last year are Hyde & Seek and Maggie Choo's.

The coveted no. 1 slot went to Manhattan from Singapore. See the full list here.

The awards are a spin-off of Drinks International's annual World's 50 Best Bars list which launched back in 2011. It's compiled by a panel of judges consisting of bartenders, bar consultants, brand ambassadors and drinks media.

Check out the top 10 of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017 below:

1. Manhattan Bar (Singapore)
2. Speaklow (Shanghai)
3. Bar High Five (Tokyo)
4. 28 Hong Kong Street (Singapore)
5. Indulge Bistro (Taiwan)
6. Operation Dagger (Singapore)
7. Quinary (Hong Kong)
8. Stockton HK (Hong Kong)
9. The Union Trading Company (Shanghai)
10. Lobster Bar (Singapore)

Here are the Bangkok entries:

13. The Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental 
18. Backstage Cocktail Bar 
34. Q&A Bar
40. Vesper
46. Teens of Thailand

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