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The T+L Travel Guide to Melbourne

There are layers of passion, hard work, and history behind every aspect of Melbourne—Australia’s cultural capital.

Dry January Cocktail Recipes : Maria Do Leste

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7 Cocktail Recipes to Make Us Ditch ‘Dry January’ Early

The start of the year is hard. But cocktails are fun!

The Best Champagne

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The Best Champagne to Buy Right Now, According to the Bubbly Experts

Looking for a unicorn? Check out our definitive T+L list of the best bubbly on the market.

Kavalan Taiwanese gin

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Are You Drinking Taiwanese Gin Yet? Here’s Why It Should Be in Your Liquor Cabinet

Kavalan Distillery made Taiwanese whisky a thing, and now their new gin is raking in the awards, too.

Yanagita Distillery shochu distillery

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Why Shochu Should Be Your New Favorite Drink

We head to Miyazaki, shochu mecca, for a distillery tour or three and a bit of casual drunken archery.

Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Best New in Thailand

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The Best New Openings in Thailand 2021

The ultimate T+L guide to all the best hotels, resorts, restaurants and bars that have opened since lockdown 1.0.

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The Best New Openings in Malaysia of 2021

Where are the hottest new places to eat, drink, stay and spa? Check out our T+L guide.

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The Best New Openings in Hong Kong of 2021

The city has been cooking up a ton of great places to eat, drink, stay and explore for its currently captive residents.

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The Best New Openings in Australia of 2021

A whole lot has happened Down Under in the past year or two. Bookmark this guide of the best new hotels, restaurants and bars now.

Bottleggers, a sustainable bars asia

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How Some of the Best Bars in Asia Are Saving the Planet One Drink at a Time

Once you read about the simple genius of ecoSPIRITS, you’ll demand your favorite bartender green up your next drink.

50 best bars 2021

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These Are the 50 Best Bars in the World in 2021

Can you guess which country has the most bars on the 50 Best list in 2021? Hint: Cocktail culture is roaring back in this Asian capital.

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A Gourmand’s Guide to the Best Food in Niseko

The land of Japan’s most famous powder also has an insanely tasty culinary culture.

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8 Best Places to Drink Natural Wine in Singapore

Once billed too funky for the ordinary palate, natural wine is now all the rave in Singapore. Here are our fave spots.

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Join This All-Natural Blind Wine Tasting with Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia

Certified somm Alison Christ and three winemakers lead us in a blind wine tasting via Zoom October 2. Here’s how to participate.

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The Ultimate Bali Travel Guide

We’re dreaming of endless beaches, wise healers, paddy terraces and fab hotels.

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The Best Restaurants in NYC Right Now, According to T+L Editors

From tried-and-true favorites to hip new openings… to an omakase cooked in your kitchen.

Carlyle & Co

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We Got an Exclusive Invite to Hong Kong’s Newest Private Members’ Club

Carlyle & Co. is run by Rosewood. Check in with us—and CEO Sonia Cheng.

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This Tiny Beach Town in Sri Lanka Has One of Asia’s Best Bars

The south coast of Sri Lanka is one of our favorite places in Asia, and this adorable, community-minded surf town is a prime example of why.

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7 of the Most Scrumptious Plant-Based Meals in Hong Kong

These Hong Kong restaurants are tempting our tummies with delicious new veggie menus. Consider this your kale to action.

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Drink Green: These Are the Most Sustainable Bars in Southeast Asia

These bars reduce, reuse and recycle, plus replant the rainforest on the path to delicious drinks. Here are a few lessons in eco-mixology, complete with climate-conscious cocktail recipes.

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This New Thai Restaurant Takes Mom’s Cooking to the Next Level

Front Room in Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has reopened with comfort classics that’ll warm your soul.

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When Room Service Means Masterchefs and Mixologists

Hotels are bringing restaurant service and bar vibes into your suite. So you can drink, social-distance and forget about the dishes.

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Why Malaysian Culture is Best Expressed Through Its Food

A mash-up of Malay, Chinese, European, and Indigenous influences, Malaysian food was fusion cooking before foodies started using the word.

BKK Social

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Toast to International Gin & Tonic Day with These 3 Recipes From A Few of Our Fave Bartenders

Everyone knows gin-and-tonic is good for you. But have you ever considered what a truly global invention it is?

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5 Bartenders Around the Region Share What They’ve Been Drinking at Home

Happy hour lives on.

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Where to Drink in Ipoh, Malaysia

Once a blip on the radar between KL and Penang, Ipoh now has a bar scene to rival that of both cities.

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The Newest and Most Luxurious Ways to Cruise the Chao Phraya River

A fleet of luxury boats is plying Bangkok with some of the classiest cocktail hours in town and meals that’ll sate the most selective sailors.

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These Bartender-Recommended Regional Spirits are the Souvenirs You Should Actually Be Taking Home

Rojak gin? Fancy Thai rum? Bring these bottles home instead of the elephant print pants.

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Our Favorite New(ish) Bar Openings

From a funky wine spot in Hong Kong to a bar inspired by Indian heritage in Singapore, these are the new spots where you’ll probably find us drinking these days.

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6 Amazing Beach Bars for a Sundowner in Asia

These stylish watering holes at InterContinental resorts serve up drinks with a view.

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Crimson Room

With a mini amphitheater in the middle of the city, the team behind award-winning Rabbit Hole has turned the speakeasy trend on its head— or just taken it back a century, to the Jazz Age.

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Cé La Vi

Perched on Nan Shan’s 48th floor is Cé La Vi, a ritzy rooftop lounge attracting the city’s young, hip and well-heeled like bees to a nine-meter-long copper-clad bar.

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The Tavernist

Occupying the 12th floor of the recently opened Kimpton Da’an hotel, restaurant-slash-bar The Tavernist offers yet another reason to venture around this district after dark.

the best of thailand; the best of 2019

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The Best New Openings in Thailand 2019

Sky-high, beachfront and boutique luxe hotels plus inventive and Instagrammable eateries and bars.

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The Best New Openings in Hong Kong 2019

Thoughtful menus, funky bars and a pair of luxury high-rise hotels.

the best of vietnam; the best of 2019

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The Best New Openings in Vietnam 2019

Star power in the kitchens of Saigon and Hanoi, and hotels go uber-mod and historical luxe.

the best of singapore; the best of 2019

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The Best New Openings in Singapore 2019

A grande dame made new again and an Old Man transplanted: can you guess our picks for the best new openings in Singapore 2019?

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The Best New Openings in Indonesia 2019

Gorgeous, locally minded hotels, creative dining, and a beach club that conjures Greece.

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The Best New Openings in Australia 2019

Gorgeous hotels across the country and divine food from edgy to rustic.

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Lunch with a View at Mahanakorn Bangkok SkyBar

Bangkok’s newest sky-high venue has just opened for lunch on the 76th floor of the Kingpower MahaNakhon building.

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Bar Hopping in Manila’s Poblacion Neighborhood

Shaking off its polarized rep—too seedy, or too snooty—Manila’s nightlife has now staked out an edgy middle ground awash with bars fueled as much by refined menus as free-flow fun.

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ANGLO JAPANESE BEER (ABJ)

Co-founder Livesey and company take a traditional German gose (a salty/sour beer) and mix in sake ingredients and local peach to create a distinctly Japanese beer rooted in German traditions.

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Magpie Brewing Co.

Pizza-and-beer pioneer Magpie helped make craft beer a thing in South Korea with its pale ale, an easy-drinking brew with hints of apricot that seven years on is still its most popular.

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6 Craft Breweries in Asia Worth Checking Out

Asia’s craft suds scene keeps getting better. We check in with six exciting breweries using local flavors and ingredients to push beer boundaries.

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Heart of Darkness

Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s seminal novel, John Pemberton turned his homebrewing hobby into a full-time profession in 2015. Vietnamese beer hasn’t been the same since.

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Young Master

If Hong Kong’s craft beer is finally getting the global attention it deserves, thank Rohit Dugar. His brewery Young Master has continually pushed the boundaries since opening five years ago. Now, the brand hosts an international beer festival and boasts a huge barrel-aging program that produces some wild creations.

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Taihu Brewing Taiwan

Taihu might be Asia’s most progressive brewery. The bathrooms are gender neutral, for starters, and when it comes to beer, head brewer Winnie Hsu is as relentless in her devotion to quality as she is in her rejection of traditional boundaries.

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Saigon, One Cocktail at a Time

Young, discerning cocktail drinkers and single-malt connoisseurs are raising the stakes in Vietnam. Connla Stokes sips his way to the source of this intoxicating tale.

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DRAFT LAND

“We make cocktails for people who usually order beer,” says Angus Zou, the brains behind Draft Land. After building a name for himself at Alchemy, a trailblazer in Taipei’s speakeasy scene, he opened this taproom in 2018 to take the fuss out of ordering a mixed drink.

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STAFF ONLY CLUB

Like most speakeasies worth their salt, the first rule of Staff Only Club was, “do not tell anyone.” But good news travels fast, and soon after opening late last year, this members-only club became Taipei’s worst-kept secret.

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ROOM BY LE KIEF

This tiny cocktail kitchen in buzzy Da’an district actually serves up a full culinary experience. In his space of dimly lit booths around a stage-like bar, owner Seven Yi takes guests on a two-hour tasting journey.

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Skai Bar

ON THE 70th FLOOR OF Swissotel, The Stamford, the heights that offer killer views act as a metaphor for the theme of elevation that divides the 12-cocktail menu into the categories of sea, rainforest, high desert and alpine. Salty sips Samphire and Buckthorn Cliff change to fruity and herbal gems such as The Shaman (which […]

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Mo Bar

Mandarin Oriental Singapore’s sophisticated bar has a beguiling cocktail list inspired by the flavors and cultures in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean and the Coral Sea.

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Idlewild

Fly high in this live-music bar decorated with golden-age-of-travel paraphernalia, including a cabinet of curiosities featuring rare and exotic spirits (go ahead, ask for a tasting shot). Bartender Andy Griffiths has a few kitchen shenanigans up his sleeve.

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B Bar

DON’T LET THIS BAR’S western outskirts address nor its hidden location in the wine-and-spirits section of a supermarket deter your hunt for it. From toasted sesame seeds in honey lining the glass of a Beehive to a bee smoker sending delicate sandalwood wafts into the Rhubino cocktail with tart rhubarb notes, bar manager Anton Gornev […]

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Smoke & Mirrors

WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT what you get at this rooftop bar with smashing sunset skyline views. New head bartender Jorge Conde conjures up flavor illusions such as a clear Bloody Mary and his weirdly delicious Dali’s Self Portrait, which completely befuddles your mind about the typical Manhattan, as he makes his twist on it […]

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Madame Fan Bar

Border-jumping tipples and nibbles with an Oriental twist is the mission statement from Italian-Filipino mixologist eye-candy Davide Boncimino. Shoot for the unorthodox (Not) Classic PBJ concocted from peanut butter fat–washed Glenfiddich whisky and caramelized kumquat liqueur, which comes with a bamboo tray of three smoked chocolate-coated macadamia nuts and chili puree.

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IB HQ

Industry veteran Kamil Foltan and his wife Zurina Bryant run this lab- bar on the upper floor of a shophouse, spinning odd, local ingredients such as curry leaves, bananas and jackfruits into brilliantly balanced drinks that leave a lingering, often unforgettable, aftertaste.

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JAM At SIRI HOUSE

Sour-cream potato chips, sesame oil and burnt butter are just some of the homey ingredients lending their whiffs to the cocktail list of JAM restaurant and bar in chichi Dempsey’s lifestyle space Siri House.

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Unmanning the Bar: 5 Women Shaking Up Asia’s Bar Scene

Meet some of the cool women shaking things up in Southeast Asia’s best drinking dens.

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These New Singapore Bars Are Mixing Up Some Seriously Creative Cocktails

From saucy to wacky, cleverly concocted cocktails are bringing kitchen techniques behind the bar.

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3 Singaporean Distilleries Serving Up Unique Gin Flavors

MOVE OVER, SINGAPORE SLING—new twists on gin have edged out the tourist go-to as the nation’s de rigueur drink. Local bars such as Native infuse gin with everything from matcha to laksa leaf, while others, like Atlas (with its staggering 1,000-plus labels), build menus around their sizable collections of mother’s ruin. Now, Singaporean distilleries are […]

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Bann Bar & Cuisine

Downtown’s artsiest little cocktail bar is an eclectic affair. You might catch a stand-up comedy act, live band, or simply a DJ playing mellow electronica melodies on the higher, seventh floor—that’s also the ideal spot to enjoy sundowners with a cooling breeze coming off the Saigon river.

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Sake Central Saigon

Wander up the well-lit staircase at 59 Dong Du to find this modern haven of sake and small plates with a shared-table concept.

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How to Pub-Crawl Like a Local in Sydney

Millers Point, a dockworker enclave that dates from the early 1900s, is a character-filled neighborhood best explored by touring its bars.

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4 Bangkok Rooftop Bars With Killer Views

The Southeast Asian City of Angels definitely looks its best from high up in the sky. Soak in the stellar panoramas from these stylish watering holes.

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3 After Dark Gems in Kuala Lumpur

From snazzy cabaret clubs to street vendor-dessert inspired cocktails, Mark Lean trains his beer (or margarita) goggles on Kuala Lumpur’s evolving bar scene.

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4 Asian Craft Beers You Need to Try Now

Catching the spirit of collaboration, Asian breweries are teaming up with bold beer hounds, artisanal chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and more to produce some serious suds.