Shek O Back Beach, A one-minute walk north along the road/driveway next to the main No. 9 bus terminal, Hong Kong
43. Catch Beach Club (Phuket, Thailand)
The Thai resort's most fashionable beach bar is particularly popular on Friday night, when lamb and tuna hit the spit along with oysters and other seafood.
There's more barbecue action on Tuesdays, and drinks are a draw every night of the week, with signature cocktails including a Sly Thai and My Thai.
While reviews of the cuisine are mixed, the beachfront ambiance and live music are universally acclaimed; best get there early to bag one of the day beds close to the water's edge.
Catch Beach Club, Twin Palms Hotel, Surin Beach Road, Cherng Talay, Surin Beach, Phuket, Thailand
42. Nammos Beach Club (Bali, Indonesia)
Kudos for effort -- this lively watering hole aims to recreate the ambiance of a Greek island, despite being based on a bamboo platform with a roof of indigenous grass.
The only access to its home on a tranquil turquoise lagoon fringed with white sand is via a private inclinator, which transports guests up and down 100 meters of sheer limestone cliff.
While the beach is the star by day (not to mention the waiters who dive into the lagoon to collect a lunch of locally farmed seafood to order), by night the bar turns on the romance with champagne and cold beer to lubricate the prawns and lobster.
Karma Kandara, Jalan Wijaya Kusuma, Bali, Indonesia
41. Tanjong Beach Club (Singapore)
This hideout on the sands does its best to recreate a relaxed beach attitude on the outskirts of the uptight city-state.
It came into existence thanks to a pair of not-so-uptight Aussie brothers who saw the sands of Sentosa as the perfect environment for seafood platters, tropical cocktails and good healthy fun like beach volleyball.
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore
40. Sundara (Bali, Indonesia)
Sundara adds a sophisticated but casual drinking spot to a beach more renowned for its on-the-sand seafood restaurants.
The Cincecitta (170,000 rupiah) of gin, cucumber and spring mint is recommended.
The food menu is international, with dinner aimed at the surf and turf crowd. The salt-encrusted whole snapper is terrific.
Food and drink, though, aren't the main attraction. Sunset views, great beach location, infinity swimming pool and tree-filled open bar area would make even an off beer taste amazing.
Restaurant bookings are recommended.
Sundara, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay; +62 361 701 010
39. Ju-Ju's (St. James, Barbados)
Near Holetown on the island's west coast, this is one of the best-kept secrets in Barbados.
Small but perfectly formed, it offers great food and a rustic, simple beach bar vibe.