On July 18th (Friday), the bar awards ceremony, "ASIA'S 50 BEST BARS 2023," organized by William Reed Business Media, took place at the ceremony venue in Hong Kong's ROSEWOOD Hotel and also online. This event recognized and honored 50 bars from all over the Asia region. Among the awardees was "The Bellwood," managed by Bellwood Experiment Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), located in Udagawacho, Shibuya.
"The Bellwood" achieved the 49th position in the rankings. Led by Atsushi Suzuki, a bartender and owner with a history of winning global cocktail competitions, the bar celebrated its 3rd anniversary on June 20th last month. It made a remarkable leap from last year's 87th position in the same awards.
About "ASIA'S 50 BEST BARS"
"ASIA'S 50 BEST BARS" is an award created in 2016 as the bar version of "ASIA’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS," aiming to encompass the rapidly evolving bar scene in Asia. The award's voting panel consists of over 250 drink experts, including renowned bartenders, consultants, and cocktail specialists from various regions in Asia. They rank the top 50 bars by nominating seven establishments they believe are the most outstanding in Asia from their visits over the past 18 months.
The panel members travel across a wide range of bars, covering countries from East Asia to South Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. This diverse approach reflects the richness and diversity of the overall drink culture in Asia.
ASIA’S 50 BEST BARS https://www.worlds50bestbars.com/asia/
The concept of the bar combines the atmosphere of a cafe from the Taisho era with a modern touch. It offers a unique and modern specialty tea experience. Enjoy the "喫 (の) むKAISEKI" menu, which expresses traditional Japanese kaiseki cuisine through cocktails, as well as the innovative sushi bar "BELL SUSHI" hidden within the bar, with no visible signboard. It provides a novel and enjoyable space, offering a bar experience like no other.
Address: 41-31 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.