The Bar Awards On Tour Makes Manila Debut this November 2019

Mel Chavez, Tippling Club

The Bar Awards is heading to Manila for the first time with The Bar Awards On Tour initiative in collaboration with Diageo World Class this month!

Come Thursday, 21 November, the Filipino capital will play host to visiting bartenders hailing from some of Asia’s best bars in Singapore, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur for a day of exchanging ideas and a night of smashing cocktails.

Happening at The Back Room, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila’s speakseasy-style bar that deals in craft gins and local flavours, The Bar Awards On Tour will feature: CK Kho, owner of Coley Cocktail Bar (Bar of the Year Kuala Lumpur 2017 and 2018), Meesem “Wi” Wirawee, bartender of The Bamboo Bar (Bar of the Year Bangkok 2019), Mel Chavez, Assistant Bar Manager of Tippling Club (Restaurant Bar of the year Singapore 2019), and Jerrold Khoo, Bar Manager of Jigger & Pony (Bar of the Year Singapore 2019).

Meesem “Wi” Wirawee, The Bamboo Bar

They will be at both events of The Bar Awards on Tour – Bar Talks in the afternoon, and the Cocktail Party in the evening.

Moderated by Manila’s own Rian Asiddao of Diageo World Class Philippines, Bar Talks is a panel session where all four visiting bartenders will share knowledge and advice in helping the Manila bar community achieve their goal of becoming the next cocktail capital in Asia.

When the sun sets, cocktail enthusiasts can indulge in crafted drinks from each of the four bartenders. Each bar is bringing along their signature cocktails, techniques and personality for this special occasion.

Guests can expect a broad spectrum of flavors, with intriguing ingredients like papaya nectar, Fernet Branca foam, fermented coconut, strawberry train tracks and peach glasses – just to name a few. So don’t miss the Cocktail Party for a night of sampling from four of the best bars in the region, happening all in one convenient location!

The Bar Awards On Tour Manila is happening on 21 November 20193 at The Back Room, Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street, Corner 5th Ave, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila, Philippines. Bar Talks starts at 3pm and the Cocktail Party kicks off at 8pm.

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