MANILA -- One of the best hotel bars in the world is in Manila, according to an exclusive list published by Forbes Travel Guide on Tuesday.
The Peninsula Manila's The Bar, with its swanky, Cuban-inspired design, was among the 44 hotel bars that made the cut. It is one of only four watering holes in Southeast Asia featured.
The list -- a first from Forbes Travel Guide -- described The Bar as: "Bedecked in checkered flooring and wood walls, the bar gleans inspiration from an old Cuban cigar factory."
It also recommends some of its menu items like the sisig croquetas, the Sriracha butter duck wings, and the Batangas Old Fashioned, "which swaps in Maker's Mark infused with Kapeng Barako."
The full list can be seen here.
To come up with the list, Forbes Travel Guide sent "inspectors" to stay at hotels around the world anonymously. They then evaluate the bars based on up to 900 standards for the guide's annual star ratings.
Two bars in Indonesia and one from Singapore were also included in the prestigious list.