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Cambodia’s Top 30 Bars Crowned for International Recognition

Phnom Penh, 30 March 2023 – Deserving Top 30 bars were recognised for their exceptional service, outstanding drinks, and vibrant atmosphere at the country's first-ever Top30 Bar gala awards night, held on March 30, 2023. The event, celebrating Cambodia's finest bars, was a resounding success with an array of spectacular drinks, incredible entertainment, and recognition of the best bars in the country.

Top30 Bar Awards, which have its origins in Malaysia, aims to recognize the country's top bars while highlighting the bartenders' skills to promote them to potential local and global markets. Additionally, the prestigious award serves as a platform to improve the reputation and quality of Cambodia's bars and the country's food and beverage sector.

Mr. Alvin Sinclair, founder of Top 30 awards program, shared his excitement about the event, saying, "It was a great honor to witness the country's top bartenders and mixologists come together and shine in their craft. We're thrilled to acknowledge and celebrate their hard work and talent through the Cambodia's Top 30 Bar Awards."

The event started with the nomination of 150 bars listed throughout the main cities of Cambodia. A shortlist was then whittled down to 100, and the shortlisted bars were evaluated by a group of industry-selected juries to make the 50 finalists. These finalists were continually evaluated until the deserving top 30 bars were presented with their awards at the final gala awards night.

The winners of the Cambodia's Top 30 Bar Awards were:

1. Amret Palace Pool Bar
2. Bar Chaka Chaka
3. Bar Menaka
4. Bar43
5. BattBong Restaurant & Bar
6. Bouchon Wine Bar
7. Elephant Bar
8. Explorer's Tales Bar
9. Extra lounge 456
10. Groovy Room
11. HighGround Sky Bar
12. Juniper Gin Bar
13. Khjol Lounge Bar & Café
14. Le Bar
15. Le Manolis
16. Le Moon Rooftop Bar
17. Long After Dark
18. MAWSIM Distillery and Concept Bar
20. Monsieur Wine & Beyond
21. Prei Speakeasy
22. Rukkha Sky Bar & Tapas
23. Sundown Central
24. The Glasshouse
25. The Pearl
26. The Vimean
27. The Waterside
28. Thmor
29. YIQI
30. YubNis bar & bistro

Speaking on the occasion, a representative of HEINEKEN Cambodia said, "We are proud to support the Cambodia's Top 30 Bar Awards that not only recognizes the country's top bars but also helps raise awareness about Cambodia's bar industry and the country's hospitality, food and drink culture."

In addition to recognizing the best bars in Cambodia, the Cambodia's Top 30 Bar Awards would raise funds for the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF), a Cambodian charity with 16 years of experience using education to change the lives of children in need.

After Cambodia, this annual program will continue its mission to further destinations, which include Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. The Cambodia's Top 30 Bar Awards are expected to take Cambodia's bar industry to new heights while bringing more attention to the country's hospitality, food, and drink culture.

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