Bars of Asia

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Bar "Le Gouverneur" of La Residence Hotel and Spa Hue is hailed one of the best bars in Asia from Asian Journeys Magazine.

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Bars of Asia

  1. 1. Barsofasia a Bridge to Bar Located within the KLCC and Embassy precincts of Kuala Lumpur GTower Hotel is fast becoming an iconic hospitality experience for discerning business travellers. Widely recognised for being at the forefront of environmental development, GTower Hotel also has a lot to offer for night-owls. The Bridge Bar may be your gateway from dinner to nightlife. Taking the name literally, the Bridge Bar is, well, a bar in a bridge. To access it at no charge you need to be staying in the hotel. If not, you pay a cover charge. The G Tower Hotel is located at the intersection of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak with easy access via LRT. www.gtowerhotel.com Bar ‘Le gouverneur’ oozes elegance When visiting the former Imperial city of Hue, Vietnam, one expects crumbling citadels, peaceful pagodas and picturesque streets; one does not expect to find a well- preserved sanctum to the glorious art-deco years, stocked with first-rate spirits and Cuban cigars. Oozing with 1920s elegance, Bar ‘Le Gouverneur’ at La Residence Hotel and Spa greets visitors with refreshing airiness and comfy, red-cushioned armchairs crafted from dark wood in the Vietnamese style. Natural light pours into the crescent-shaped space from floor-to-ceiling windows, opening up enticing views of the resort’s tropical gardens and the Perfume River. When evening arrives, tall lamps and subtle lighting cast Le Gouverneur’s curved polished-wood bar and lofty ceilings (where its extraordinary mural by French artist Roland Renaud arcs across the room) in an inviting glow. French- colonial style doors open onto a raised terrace with tables overlooking the illuminated gardens. The sounds of a last La Résidence Hôtel & Spa boat motoring down the river and the calls of wild birds filter 5 Le Loi Street , Hue City, Vietnam through to guests sipping sundowners in the evening air. T: (84) 054 3837 475 resa@la-residence-hue.com16 | AsiAnJourneys www.asianjourneys.webs.com
  2. 2. B28 – WhisKy & Jazz to its core B28 was stocked with an initial portfolio of 100 single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies as well as Mike Soldner’s personal selection of some of the best distillery releases. Mike’s aim is not only to create one of the best whisky bars in Singapore, but one of the best bars in the city. Bruno Vaillant, connoisseur of fine wines, created the wine list which includes 26 exquisite B28 features weekly live jazz wines and champagnes from Europe, performances, a whiskey education centre, Australasia and the USA. International a private membership programme, original beer judge, Charles Guerrier, selected jazz poster art by renowned Polish artist a dozen delicious craft beers and ales Waldemar Swierzy, and rare television from microbreweries around the world. footage on three large screens. Mike’s Singapore’s number one female mixologist, personal collection of cigars is also available Aubrey Sim, not only engineered the bar’s to friendly aficionados upon request. extensive offering of classic cocktails, but is B28’s full time lead bartender, shaking, The Club Hotel stirring, muddling, and pouring the finest No. 28 Ann Siang Road, Lower Ground cocktails in the city. Service is managed by Level. Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - 1am the charming Miss Deidre Pereira. (Members only on Mondays). Closed Sundays. Reservations: Mike Soldner - 90263466 mikesoldner@BTwentyEight.comre KÁ Ta Beach cLuB on Kata Beach opensPhuket’s trendy new RE KÁ TA Club on Kata Fredo Taffin, renowned Bali-based architect from the latest Meyer state-of-the–artsBeach opened in late December offering a and landscape designer, who created the sound system, including regular and visitnew beachfront destination for Phuket visits concept as part of Boathouse Phuket’s US$6 Guest DJs. Australian Jon Butt has theto eat, drink, swim, spa and chill out to great million renovation. enviable job as Manager of this fabulous newtunes from morning to midnight to waning At the RE KÁ TA Boutique & Café enjoy a destination and entertainment facility.moonlight. drink from the long list of Coffees, teas and RE KÁ TA beach club was designed by beverages while listening to the latest tunes T: +66 76 330 421 www.asianjourneys.webs.com AsiAnJourneys | 17

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