VIRTÙ at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi Debuts at #20 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 List

July 18, 2023,
Tokyo, Japan

A favourite among cocktail and spirit connoisseurs since its opening, VIRTÙ at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi has made its impressive debut on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 list. The Paris-meets-Tokyo bar has achieved a rank of #20 on the prestigious list, which was revealed at an awards ceremony in Hong Kong on July 18, 2023. VIRTÙ also won the Disaronno Highest New Entry Award.  

Celebrating VIRTÙ’s entry among the region’s most exciting drinking destinations, Head Bartender Keith Motsi expresses the team’s delight: “We’re honoured to be recognised alongside such exceptional bars and among our talented peers. This accomplishment reflects our team’s dedication towards creating an extraordinary drinking experience. We’re thankful to those who voted for us, and deemed us worthy to be among such great venues. As per our ethos, ‘Even if the guest orders just a glass of water, we’ll try to serve them the best water they’ve ever had!’”

Keith, who is also the Head of Beverage Operations at the Hotel, took home the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award in 2022, the only peer-voted award by Asia’s 50 Best Bars.

Pay Homage to the Art of Drinking

Led by the trifecta of Head Bartender Keith Motsi, Assistant Bar Manager McHyala Killoran, and Master of Hospitality Senior Bartender Graham Kimura, VIRTÙ’s talented team employs modern Japanese ingredients and methods, paired up with classic French flavours and drinking rituals. With a menu woven around the seven virtues of VIRTÙ, drawn from Japanese tales and French folklore, this stylish drinkery has a cocktail (and a story!) up its sleeve for every occasion.

Also on offer is a world-leading collection of vintage French spirits, rare and hard-to-find cognacs, armagnacs and forgotten French spirits, complementing the bar’s ever-growing list of Japanese whiskies and undiscovered spirits.

Glitter, Glamour, Groove!

Perched on the 39th floor of Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, VIRTÙ invites guests to light up their night with glittering views of the Tokyo skyline, or take a seat within the bar to chat with the knowledgeable team who are on a mission to offer some of the finest modern Japanese hospitality.

Don’t be surprised to see Keith and the team putting on their dancing shoes on lively nights! As he says with a smile, “People anticipate something serious at a luxury five-star hotel, but we bring an element of fun and flair. At the end of the day, we are on stage and up here in the clouds, every moment for us is showtime.”

About Asia’s 50 Best Bars

Asia's 50 Best Bars is the first regional event of The World's 50 Best Bars brand, created in 2016 with the purpose of showcasing the best and most innovative talent in the drinks industry in this region. The annual ranking is based on the votes of the 260-strong Asia’s 50 Best Bars Academy, comprising the most knowledgeable and travelled members of the bar industry, drinks media and mixology experts from across Asia. Asia's 50 Best Bars, The World’s 50 Best Bars and North America's 50 Best Bars are owned and organised by William Reed, the group behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Hotels.