Asia’s Best Bars picks 3 Manila spots

The Curator picks up it 4th citation as the Philippines' best bar as 2 other bars join the list for the first time.
The Curator picks up its 4th citation as the Philippines’ best bar as 2 other bars join the list for the first time.

Asia’s 50 Best Bars has picked three Manila bars in the latest edition of the annual list.

The Curator, The Back Room, and Oto were named among the best bars in the Asian edition of the World’s 50 Best Bars.

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For the 4th successive year, The Curator in Makati was declared the Best Bar in the Philippines, ranking 37th across Asia.

The Curator

The Curator bar located on 134 Legaspi Street, Makati City, Metro Manila is a bar that serves third wave handcrafted coffee during morning and at night changes its phase by switching its menu to cocktails.

The Curator’s adoptive menu and hand-made drinks attract not only a wide variety of customers, but also the interest and top votes from Asia’s 50 Best Bars Academy, comprised of more than 200 drinks experts including renowned bartenders and consultants, drinks writers and cocktail specialists from across Asia.


The OTO bar, a first timer on the list was declared as the 47th best bar in Asia. Oto complements its liquors and drinks offerings to satisfy the customers’ thirst with music food for the soul.

Located at the 5880 Enriquez, Brgy Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila, the bar can be enjoyed for its music themed place, for its smooth liquors, and also for their special coffee.

Back Room Bar

The Back Room bar can be visited at Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street, 5th Ave, Manila. The bar took the 50th position as the best bar in Asia. Along with OTO, the Back Room bar is a first timer in the list. it serves a variety of liquor and drinks that captured the nods of experts and earned its position on the list.

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