There's no denying agave spirits are having a moment in Shanghai right now – there's recent arrival Espiritù
, soon-to-open La Mezcaleria and now a new high-profile addition set to add to the mix: COA, the Hong Kong-based agave bar that just snatched up first place in Asia's 50 Best Bar Awards
, will be opening a second location in Shanghai this summer.
The news of COA making a home here has been running through the rumour mill for a little while now, but it's really happening. Official. Slated for a July opening in Jingan, according to an interview with owner Jay Khan in DRiNK Magazine,
the bar which offers thorough introductions to agave spirits like mezcal and tequila as much as it does incredible drinks will have a similar 'aura' to the original with a few of the signatures carried over from Hong Kong.
It's safe to say we're psyched and will be watching for its arrival with keen eyes. More to come on that soon...