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4 Indian Bars make it to Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2024

A week before the official announcement of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, the rankings for positions 51-100 have been released, highlighting four exceptional Indian bars. Lair, a hidden gem in Vasant Vihar, Delhi, makes its debut at number 68. Another distinguished Delhi bar, Sidecar, lands at number 84. Joining them from Delhi is Home, while Mumbai’s celebrated Bombay Canteen takes the 59th spot.

 

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This list is curated by a 265-member panel, including bartenders, bar owners, drinks writers, and cocktail enthusiasts, who vote anonymously on their top bar experiences. Singapore leads the extended list with eight entries, followed by notable bars from Bangkok and Tokyo.

Each of the Indian bars brings something unique to the table. Lair is known for its experimental cocktails and cozy speakeasy vibe. Sidecar, helmed by renowned mixologist Yangdup Lama, continues to receive high praise. Home offers a blend of a sophisticated cocktail bar and a library-style wine-tasting lounge. The Bombay Canteen stands out with its cocktails inspired by classic Indian flavors.

 

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Emma Sleight, Head of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Bars, comments, “We are thrilled to welcome these diverse bars to this year’s 51-100 list within the 50 Best rankings. Since the extended list’s inception in 2021, we’ve been consistently impressed by Asia’s innovative drinking experiences. It’s exciting to see the new entries and destinations this year. With this recognition, we look forward to the continued growth of bar talent, delivering fresh and dynamic cocktail experiences across the region each year.”

Zara Flavia Dmello

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