Charles H. at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul Retains Accolade as #1 Bar in Korea and Climbs to #13 of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021

May 10, 2021,
Seoul, Korea

With the sultry vibe of Prohibition-era speakeasies, Charles H. at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul has been named #1 Best Bar in Korea for the third year running, and has continued its sixth consecutive year in Asia Best 50 Bars list, climbing to its highest ever ranking of #13 Best Bar in Asia.

The awards are the most anticipated bar ranking in Asia, voted by an Academy of Asia’s leading drinks industry connoisseurs. The 2021 list was announced during a virtual ceremony on May 6, 2021, and featured venues from 10 countries.

Led to repeated success by mixologist extraordinaire and Head Bartender Keith Motsi, Charles H. tips an exotic hat to the travels and writings of global cocktail authority and legendary bon vivant, Charles H. Baker.

The AvroKo-designed interior recalls New York’s intimate subterranean drinking establishments of the 1920s and 1930s, weaving the tones and textures of Korean royal dress with modern Korean metalwork for a unique ambience of laidback glamour.

Renowned for signature cocktails such as Ms. Frida – a delicate dance of bianco tequila, grapefruit, lavender cordial, bergamot and tonic – Charles H. is itself a sophisticated concoction: the perfect blend of fine ingredients, ambient surrounds, a skilled and convivial team, and fun-loving guests seeking adventure-infused evenings.

Commenting on the accolades, Sébastien Ganry, Director of Food and Beverage, says: “Keith and his team work timelessly to maintain the city’s most exciting drinking experiences for guests. These achievements are a true testament to their unwavering passions, talents and flair; we’re delighted they’ve been recognised once again and are sure a few celebratory cocktails will be enjoyed over the coming days!”