The CLASS Bar Awards returns on Tuesday 20th February 2018, celebrating the achievements, talent and diversity of the UK bar trade with a not-to-be-missed dinner, cocktail party and ceremony.
Following the success of the 2017 party, the Awards has firmly established its reputation as the UK bar industry’s most important celebration. Our award categories recognise the bars and bartenders that set the standard for hospitality and innovation across the UK. Judging is split into two areas that best reflect the work of bartenders behind the UK’s leading bars.
Industry Vote Awards
The Bar Awards are determined by an industry vote. The "CLASS Collective" is a group of 100 of the UK’s foremost bar experts drawn from 20 cities across the nation. Each member lends their voice in the judging process and votes in each of the following categories:
- Bar of the Year
- Bartender of the Year
- New Bar of the Year
- Hotel Bar of the Year
- Restaurant Bar of the Year
- Specialist Bar of the Year
- Drinks Menu of the Year
- Bar Food Menu of the Year
- Cocktail of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Voting commences on 17th October 2017
Submission Entry Awards
Our Special Recognition Awards are recognised through a submission process and are judged separately by an esteemed panel of renowned industry judges including figures such as Peter Dorelli, Dave Marsland, Anistatia Miller, Jared Brown, Andy Gemmell, Lyndon Higginson, Alex Kratena, Luca Cordigliari, and Sandrae Lawrence.
- Emerging Bartender of the Year
- Bar Manager of the Year
- Bar Back Star of the Year
- Front of House Star of the Year
- Social Media Presence of the Year
- Sustainable Practices Award
Entry deadline for submission is 14th November 2017. Click HERE to download an entry form.
The Awards Party
The CLASS Bar Awards is a fun-filled evening, bringing together the best names in the UK bar business in celebration. Shortlisted bars and bartenders and our esteemed panel of judges will be among the expected 450 bar industry guests in attendance.
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