Today, Counter and Bar Stools wants to inspire you in the best way we can do, and we collected a list of the best bar decor ideas you can steal from Asian bars. This stylish shortlist speaks for itself, from sophisticated and opulent cocktail bars that should be on your radar, as for the fantastic bar chairs you can see.
40 Sky Bar & Lounge (Osaka, Japan) by Nikken Space Design Ltd.
Set high above the city on the 40th floor the Sky Bar & Lounge at Conrad Osaka is a welcoming lobby room design adjacent to reception with outstanding views of the river and Osaka skyline. The lounge bar is connected to the dining restaurant area and is a perfect space for a delicious afternoon tea with a view. Make the lobby lounge your meeting hub for a casual business discussion or for planning your day ahead with a cup of delicious coffee. This elegant and relaxing lobby lounge is truly space which caters for all needs.
Atlas (Singapore) by Hassell Studio
The Hong Kong-based property tycoon CS Hwang loved New York’s architecture, the 1920s-era especially. It was a bent he indulged to spectacular effect when he opened Atlas bar in Singapore in 2002 in the ground floor of his Parkview Square office tower. It was an instant hit as much for its superb wine collection as for its bar decor ideas, a dazzling mash-up of art deco and art nouveau influences that echoed the grander set pieces for David Lynch’s Dune. A gentle refurbishment of the 15m high eyrie that includes sprucing up the baroque ceiling fresco and the installation of new low-slung leather furniture. The original 12m high wine tower now holds over a thousand bottles of gin, some of which date back to 1910, and beneath that is a rose gold champagne room stocked with over 250 labels of bubbly.
A true “Champagne Supernova” in the sky, Bar 81 features a bubble theme, with a satin brass bar backdrop enclosing a wall of white stone and hand-blown crystal bubbles (designed by glass lighting makers Lasvit) floating over the entire bar. Bar 81 boasts Korea’s largest champagne selection, complemented by stunning views from the 81st floor. The hotel’s Korean restaurant designed by Wilson Associates is recognized by Michelin Guide Seoul.
J’s Bar Bistro is the result of a successful collaboration between HBA Hong Kong F&B director Junya Fujii and former director of Michelin Star restaurant Four Seasons Hong Kong Caprice by Jeremy Evrard. With its authentic and luxury vintage visual identity and special atmosphere, this speak-easy bar restaurant inspiration combines several F&B features. These include a cheese counter, wine cellar and lounge dining area and separated ‘ladies and gentleman’s’ corners, across from the venue’s imposing focus point – the bar. An attached outdoor terrace allows guests to overview Hong Kong street life from the elevated bar located on the second floor.
The concept is based on a compilation of memories from a man who traveled around the world, this bar is a collection of all things that moved him, that impressed him and that touched his soul. The inspiration of the details from all over the world, starting in an old pub in London, a bistro in Paris, a streetscape in Hong Kong and a dance floor in Bali … J’s Bar Bistro offers an extensive selection of wines and artisanal French cheeses. Signature cocktails are going to be mixed by awarded mixologists behind the bar, along with jazzy sounds provided by the eminent JBL-4344 speaker system – back from the 80’s. And for cigar lovers there will be a highly curated collection of best tobacco waiting for them to be enjoyed outdoors on the terrace.
Masala Bar (Pune, India) by Sumessh Menon Associates
Be it the 16 feet tall glass façade modified to incorporate a series of textured glass fins with a customized print or the striking parametric 3D wall that spans one entire side of the restaurants double-height space like an art collage by blending 2-3 materials together or the larger-than-life light installation wall that stands as a dramatic backdrop to the one-of-a-kind trapezoidal island bar that is touted to be one of the most stunning bars in Pune city, there is pure design ingenuity in every meticulously crafted corner of the restaurant.
The interior space is divided between a double height space that includes the centrally located main bar and dining area and a low height cozy VIP seating area that has been scooped out beneath a mezzanine wall. The exotic stone finished floor space is shelved into three raised levels which add that extra dash of character to the entire space. As a distinctive Menon feature – the central bar that’s been coiled around an existing column is quite a stunning display of backlit glass bar apron with a visually striking abstract design print and polished marble countertop. Even the central column is embellished in silver striations with a bar display suspended on it.
PDT (Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong) by NC Design & Architecture
Launched in February 2018, PDT Hong Kong faithfully replicates the concept of its iconic New York counterpart, offering Hong Kong’s cocktail aficionados the same creative cocktail experiences as the original PDT (Please Don’t Tell). Following a successful pop-up last year at the annual Masters of Mixology programme at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, the collaboration has evolved into a permanent home for PDT within the hotel’s esteemed Mandarin Oriental Bar.
Penthouse Bar+Grill (Bangkok, Thailand) by Avroko
For the top three floors of the Park Hyatt Bangkok, New York-based AvroKO has created a large penthouse space with seamless transitions for each of the five venues in the Penthouse Bar & Grill. Using an imaginary muse (a Thai-British man who collects fine arts, ceramics and love vintage car racing), the space is inspired by Chicago and New York penthouses with plenty of dark wood, moody corridors, and layered lighting. Since its opening, the Penthouse Bar & Grill has become a go-to spot for the city’s social elite thanks to its sexy design, private bar seating areas and floor-to-ceiling windows showing off Bangkok’s skyline.
St Regis bar (Astana, Kazakhstan) by Wimberly Interiors
There are two restaurants and a bar, all located on the second floor. La Rivière is the main all-day restaurant; it was named in deference to the hotel site’s former restaurant and features a large open kitchen producing Mediterranean cuisine, tasteful indoor seating as well as an alfresco area facing the river. The Grill is a contemporary restaurant area boasting a meat-aging cabinet displayed at the entrance, and an open kitchen with a Josper Oven, with which choice cuts of meat, fresh fish and vegetables are prepared.
The St Regis Bar is near the entrance to the lobby atrium and is typically stylish in the classic lounge style for which the brand is famous.
To the side, there’s a library section filled with interesting books and Kazakh ornaments like drinking vessels and falcon hoods, and at the back, near the doors to the outdoor area, is a smoking area. A beautiful abstract mural of the legendary golden Samruk bird is featured behind the bar – a good talking point while you’re ordering your signature Bloody Mary from Lakshay, the hotel’s Indian mixologist who recently moved from Dubai’s Burj Al Arab.