Top bartenders from Asia gather at Gold Bar at EDITION (Toranomon)! Bar Times records cocktail making videos!

On March 3rd (Sunday), a cocktail festival was held at Gold Bar at EDITION in Toranomon, Tokyo, where bartenders from various Asian countries who are active in the field gathered for this event. Bar Times had the privilege of recording valuable cocktail making videos featuring guest bartenders. Please enjoy the diverse creativity of these leading figures who are driving the rapidly evolving bar culture in Asia.

・Guest Bartenders:
  • Cedric Mendoza from ReCraft (Philippines)
  • Duong (Liam) Quy Lam from Hybrid (Vietnam)
  • Satoshi Sugiura from EI Lequio (Japan)
  • Soko Son from Soko Bar (South Korea)
  • Vu (Will) Ngoc from Enigma (Vietnam)
  • Santanu Chanda from HOME (India)
Cocktail-making video
You can watch the cocktail making videos of each guest bartender from the following link.


・BAR TIMES Official Brand Ambassadors

As a result of this video shoot, three individuals have agreed to act as ambassadors for BAR TIMES STORE. These ambassadors will support introducing Japanese bar tools to bartenders from various countries. Moving forward, BAR TIMES STORE will work alongside these ambassadors to introduce high-quality Japanese bar supplies to the world.

Duong (Liam) Quy Lam from Hybrid (Vietnam)
Owner and cocktail creator of Hybrid Nha Trang and Hybrid Saigon. After more than 10 years in the hospitality industry in Vietnam and Doha, Liam opened his own bar, Hybrid Nha Trang, in 2019. In January 2020, he was awarded the Best New Bar in Vietnam at the Vietnam Cocktail Festival's Bar Awards, and later that year, Hybrid Nha Trang was ranked 96th in Asia's 50 Best Bars. Building on this success, Liam expanded into Ho Chi Minh City's nightlife scene. Known for his unique and innovative style, Liam's cocktails incorporate locally sourced seasonal ingredients and house-fermented materials.
Soko Son from Soko Bar (South Korea)

Owner and bartender of Soko Bar, an authentic classic bar in Seoul that reflects the bar culture of the 1920s and blends Eastern and Western cultures. Renowned for impeccable service and custom-made cocktails crafted by bartenders well-versed in classic bar knowledge. In its opening year of 2017, Soko Bar ranked 5th in the "Korea Best Bar Award," and it has been listed in "Asia’s 50 Best Bars" since 2021. Recently, it was ranked 46th in "Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023." In addition to Soko Bar, Soko Son also manages Carbonic Bar and COFFEE BAR K.

Vu (Will) Ngoc from Enigma (Vietnam)
Starting his career as a bartender, Will was captivated by the world of mixology and dedicated himself to honing his skills and knowledge. With over a decade of experience in the industry, he opened Enigma in 2022. Shortly after its opening, Enigma garnered numerous awards, including ranking 96th in "Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023." Will himself has received accolades such as "Bartender of the Year 2022" and "Champion World Class Bartender Of The Year Vietnam 2021." He is also a brand ambassador for Beam Suntory Vietnam and possesses a deep understanding of Japanese whiskey.