KL Bar Awards Top 10 Rankings

Updated: 23 Oct 2017 | By:

You have seen the Top 10, you know the Top 4, and the winners of all 11 categories were announced during the inaugural Bar Awards Night in White Box, Publika on Sunday (22 October 2017). But do you know the full rankings?

We want to say, no matter which place you are in the Top 10, you are the BEST 10 in Kuala Lumpur, THE BEST that are selected by your peers, who understand your market and your challenges. This kind of recognition, we think, is more valuable than rating sites when it comes to professional growth.

Here you go, the list:


The Rising Star by Perrier (born before 1 January 1989)
1. Jason Julian (Hyde)
2. Janice Lau (The Pawn Room)
3. Osmond Bernard (Ikki)
4. Calzeno Clitus (Junglebird)
5. Joe Ngui (Omakase & Appreciate)
6. Giri Pancha (Botak: Liquor Bar)
7. Suruj Babu (PS150)
8. Alvin Yong (formerly of Birch)
9. Mitchell Raymond Soh Andu (61 Monarchy)
10. Nik Izatul Syafiz (The Locker & Loft)

Best Restaurant Bar by East Imperial
1. Mr. Chew's Chino Latino Bar
2. Fuego
3. Ril's (Bangsar)
4. Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar
5. Bait (Bangsar)
6. Pinchos Tapas Bar
7. Souled Out (All locations)
8. Marini's on 57
9. Shelley Yu's
10. Taps Beer Bar (Changkat)

Best Beer Bar by Heineken
1. Taps Beer Bar (Changkat)
2. The Great Beer Bar
3. Ales & Lagers
4. Sid's Pubs (All locations)
5. Bricks & Barrel
6. The Sticky Wicket
7. Tom, Dick & Harry's
8. Paus
9. Brussels Beer Café (All location)
10. The Beer Factory (All locations)

Best Culinary Team by Mancino Vermouth
1. Fuego
2. El Cerdo
3. Bonfire Restaurant & Bar
4. Bistro A Table
5. Ril's (Bangsar)
6. Mr. Chew's Chino Latino Bar
7. The Locker & Loft
8. Cantaloupe
9. Taps Beer Bar (Changkat)
10. Shelley Yu's

Best Hospitality Team by Gekkeikan Sake
1. Coley
2. Junglebird
3. PS150
4. The Locker & Loft
5. Hyde
6. Naughty Nuri's (Desa Sir Hartamas)
7. Souled Out (All locations)
8. Jack Rose
9. Omakase & Appreciate
10. The Beer Factory (All locations)

Most Creative Cocktail Bar by Cointreau
1. Omakase & Appreciate
2. Coley
3. PS150
4. Coppersmith
5. Hyde
6. Pahit
7. Junglebird
8. Jack Rose
9. Birch
10. The Pawn Room

Best New Cocktail Bar by Campari
1. Junglebird - Mar 2017
2. Pahit - Jul 2017
3. Jack Rose - Jul 2017
4. Mr. Chew's Chino Latino Bar - Apr 2017
5. Suzie Wong - Oct 2016
6. The Rum Bar - Jul 2017
7. Shelley Yu's - Sep 2016
8. Botak: Liquor Bar - Sep 2017
9. Birch - Jul 2017
10. Bonfire Restaurant & Bar - Dec 2016

The Ada Coleman Award by Havana Club Rum
1. Angel Ng (PS150)
2. Kim Choong (Thirst Magazine)
3. Shareen Yew (Single & Available)
4. Michelle Loh (TWE)
5. Eiling Lim (Eiling Lim)
6. Shirmy Chan (61 Monarchy)
7. Trudy Ho (Werner's Group)
8. Isadora Chai (Bistro A Table)
9. Monica Tindall (The Yum List)
10. Mili Lim (Taps Beer Bar)

Bartender of the Year by Jameson Irish Whiskey
1. Chee Kheong "CK" Kho (Coley & Pahit)
2. Shawn Chong (Omakase & Appreciate)
3. Angel Ng (PS150)
4. Rizal Junior Johari (Marini's on 57)
5. Josh Ivanovich (Junglebird)
6. Arsenio "Ash" Mariano Jr. (The Vault)
7. Andrew Tan (Hyde & 61 Monarchy)
8. Karl Too (Omakase & Appreciate)
9. Alvin "Loco" Nimal George (Coley)
10. Mohd Erik Fiza bin Zulkife (formerly of Suzie Wong)

Best Cocktail Bar by The Botanist Gin
1. Coley
2. Omakase & Appreciate
3. PS150
4. Junglebird
5. Pahit
6. Hyde
7. The Bar Kinugawa
8. Coppersmith
9. The Locker & Loft
10. The Pawn Room