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Asia’s Best Hotel Bars With a Twist

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From a subterranean hideaway inspired by French art deco to a sleek lounge dominated by a giant fine-art mural, here’s a selection of some of the more characterful hotel bars around Asia.

Top Glass

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Phnom Penh’s fledging high-so bar scene was devastated by the pandemic. But many of the city’s best luxury venues are thriving again.

New 7RiversBrewpub Microbrewery at Taj MG Road in Bengaluru

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7RiversBrewpub opens at the luxe Taj MG Road. Beer is the new wine — keep your tannins and tell me about your hops.

Tales of the Phare: The Story of the Cambodian Circus at Siem Reap

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Other than Angkor Wat, the Phare, The Cambodian Circus is the must-see in Siem Reap; few things sum up the old and new of Cambodia quite like the Phare.

6 Must-Try Cocktails at Luxury Hotels in Asia

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These cocktails at luxury hotels will have your mouth watering and your passport at the ready. Dill cocktail in Bali? A brandy mix at a historic hotel in Hanoi? Take your pick.

Sky’s the Limit: Best Rooftop Bars in Phnom Penh

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Less than a decade ago, there weren’t many buildings over five floors in Cambodia’s capital, but today rooftop bars in Phnom Penh are reaching for the sky.

Ya Dong: Traditional Thai Moonshine with an Elegant Twist

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China has baijiu and Korea has soju – now it’s Thailand’s turn with ya dong. The speakeasy-style Tep Bar in Bangkok’s creative district puts a classy spin on Thailand’s traditional liquor.

Noir Guide to Bangkok: A Darker Look at Thailand’s Capital

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Author and filmmaker James Newman takes readers on a dark walk through Thailand’s capital, a journey through the more noir world of Bangkok.

Seminyak Sundowners: 6 Best Sunset Cocktail Bars on Bali’s Hottest Beach

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Grab a passion fruit-tini at Métis or a Coco Django at Alila and watch the best show Bali has to offer.

The Boracay Alternative: Philippines Beaches to Party and Explore

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It’s official: Boracay is closing. But, for travelers who want tropical paradise and a party in the Philippines, there are quite a few options left.

Singapore’s Best Italian Cocktails Come out When the Sun Goes Down

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With the biggest collection of amari in Southeast Asia, both classic and modern, the mixology at night-only Marcello is causing a stir.

Music, Pubs, and Clubs: Nightlife Must-Dos in Hong Kong

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From booze on a boat to hip hop at Volar and class at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong’s reputation for sundown decadence is well deserved.