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Asia's Best Bar, COA Elevates Art Of Agave Cocktails

The winner of Asia’s Best Bar 2023 brings agave spirits to the forefront of Hong Kong’s cocktail scene!

Since its establishment, COA has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the global bar scene. Owned and curated by the visionary Jay Khan, COA has garnered widespread acclaim, securing the prestigious title of the best bar in Asia in 2021, 2022 and 2023. With its unwavering dedication to and profound knowledge of agave spirits, COA has set itself apart as an unrivaled destination for those seeking an extraordinary drinking experience. Named after the machete-like tool for harvesting agave, COA (co-ah) is inspired by the drinking dens Jay frequented on his trips to Mexico.

For the third time, COA is officially the best bar in Asia! | COA

Under Jay Khan's leadership, the bar has become a haven for agave enthusiasts and cocktail aficionados alike. Uncompromising in his commitment to quality and authenticity, Khan has curated an extensive collection of agave spirits that spans the vast regions of Mexico. Uniting traditional techniques with innovative twists, the bartenders at COA skillfully craft cocktails that showcase the diverse flavors and complexities of agave-based spirits, taking guests on a remarkable journey of taste and discovery.

Take a deep dive into the world of agave spirits. | COA

COA's meteoric rise to the top of the Asian bar scene can be attributed to its unwavering passion for agave spirits, meticulously curated by Jay Khan. The dedication to sourcing the finest and most unique selections of mezcal and tequila has brought international recognition to COA, with its remarkable achievement of being crowned the best bar in Asia for three consecutive years. This prestigious accolade not only solidifies COA's position as a trailblazer but also underscores Jay Khan's commitment to truly redefining the craft of mixology.

Agave guru and trail blazer, Jay Khan | COA

Nestled within Hong Kong's vibrant NOHO district, COA stands as a testament to the beauty in simplicity and authenticity. The atmosphere exudes warmth and intimacy, inviting guests to embark on a sensory exploration of the agave spirits that whisper stories of the land and people who produce them. The sleek and rustic design elements reflect the spirit of traditional Mexican cantinas, offering an immersive experience that transports guests to the heart of Mexico's agave-rich regions.

Sip cocktails like this one, made with agave nectar, tequila blanco, shiso liqueur, and other unique ingredients | COA

The meticulously created menu pays homage to the rich heritage of agave spirits. A 41-page spirit menu dedicated to agave spirits provides you a glimpse (or deep dive) into these rich, diverse but often misunderstood products. With a wide variety of classic and innovative cocktails, each imbued with distinctive flavors and balance, every sip at COA is simply extraordinary. Furthermore, Jay Khan's unparalleled expertise and commitment to education enable patrons to deepen their appreciation for agave spirits, birthing a true connoisseurship among guests.

Mezcal, honey, tequila blanco, and House Chinese Salad Sauce are just some of the interesting ingredients of this stunning drink | COA

Above all, COA represents the epitome of passion, craftsmanship, and an unwavering commitment to the art of agave spirits and cocktails. With Jay Khan at the helm, this trailblazing establishment has secured its place as the unrivaled best bar in Asia, not just for one but three consecutive years. As COA continues to push the boundaries of mixology, it redefines what it means to celebrate the beauty and complexity of agave spirits, leaving an indelible mark on the global bar scene in its wake.

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