A seriously luxurious homage to the American bar, which brought the sophistication of the cocktail age to top hotels around the world, the Manhattan is often considered the best bar in Asia. It could be because of the sleek, low-lit decor that can make any visitor feel glamorous. It could be the note-perfect service. It could be the drinks themselves, which are inspired by New York classics through the eras. It’s probably a bit of all three and the dedication to detail. Check out the rickhouse, a temperature-controlled room of 100 American barrels in which cocktails are aged to complexity.