The latest edition of the Top 500 Bars was revealed in Paris on Sunday, and it features 11 Hong Kong bars. The top-ranking bar from the SAR for 2023 is Coa, which took the No. 23 spot and topped the Asia’s 50 Best Bars List for 2023. Sydney bar Maybe Sammy is the No. 1 bar in the world this year, while Singapore’s Jigger & Pony was the highest-ranking establishment in Asia at No. 5.

The other Hong Kong bars that made the list are Penicillin (No. 42), DarkSide (No. 69), The Aubrey (No. 90), Argo (No. 105), The Pontiac (No. 112), Quinary (No. 144), Mostly Harmless (No. 191), Tell Camellia (No. 246), Mizunara: The Library (No. 299) and The Old Man (No. 371). Earlier this year, seven of these venues also made it to the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list, and four of them were included in the 51-100 rankings.

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Coa and Argo are among the Top 500 Bars for 2023 (© Coa & Argo via Facebook)

The Top 500 Bars list used AI to compile data from more than 2,000 sources online in more than 20 languages, as well as the opinions of experts, journalists and influencers, and rankings, reviews on platforms, social media, and search engines.

Last year, 20 Hong Kong bars were included in the list. The venues that dropped out of the rankings this year are The Wise King, The Diplomat, Foxglove, Ozone, Daily Tot, Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, Room 309, Caprice Bar, and PDT.

Check out our pick of the best bars in Hong Kong that you should visit at least once.

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Header image credits: Coa, Penicillin & DarkSide via Facebook

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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