50 Best Bars have announced Sago House as the Mitchter’s Art of Hospitality Award winner in the lead-up to Asia’s 50 Best Bar Awards.
Hosted in collaboration with destination partner Hong Kong Tourism Board, the eighth edition of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, will be announced at a live awards ceremony at the Rosewood Hotel in Hong Kong on 18 July 2023.
Launched in the middle of lockdown with a selection of canned and bottled cocktails, Sago House was established by three industry titans – Jay Gray (former Brand Ambassador with experience behind the bar from London to Sydney and beyond), Desiree Jane (formerly of 28 HongKong Street and EC Proof), and Abhishek C George (also of Spiffy Dapper and Oriental Elixir).
“Good hospitality has always been our top priority from day one, so being recognised with this award means everything to us,” explained Desiree Jane, co-founder of Sago House. “We want every guest who walks through our doors to feel welcome and comfortable; this goes for our regulars and even those who come in for their first visit.
With an atmosphere that exudes equal parts edginess, inviting intimacy and a trendy vibe, Sago House is known for its weekly changing menu that reflects the bar team’s creativity. The menu consistently includes six classic serves, although the names and ingredients evolve according to native and seasonal ingredients available.
As the owners are veterans in the local cocktail scene, Sago House is seen as the preferred after-hours neighbourhood hotspot for the bar community in Singapore. Known not only for its beverage programme but also for the welcoming and convivial space that has been created, this intimate 35-seater bar was built almost entirely by hand, with 80% formed out of reused materials.
“We are excited to celebrate this win,” continued Jane, “which is not just an award for the Sago House team, but also one for the community we have built, for those who have made our little shophouse bar their home away from home.”
More information on Sago House can be found on the bar’s Instagram