Class Bar Awards

The CLASS Bar Awards returned on Tuesday 12th February 2019, 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 2018 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 over 70 of the UK’s top bar industry experts drawn from 20 cities across the nation. Each member lends their voice in the judging process and votes in each category, the winners for 2018 are as follows:

Bar of the Year, Sponsored by Southern Comfort

- Dandelyan, London

Bar Food Menu of the Year, Sponsored by Crodino

- Scout, London

Bartender of the Year, Sponsored by Havana Club

- Alex Lawrence, Dandelyan, London

New Bar of the Year, Sponsored by Scapegrace

- Coupette, London

Hotel Bar of the Year, Sponsored by Peroni

 -American Bar at The Savoy, London

Restaurant Bar of the Year, Sponsored by RE'AL cocktail ingredients 

- Bon Vivant, Edinburgh

Specialist Bar of the Year Sponsored by 1800 Tequila  

- Black Rock, London

Drinks Menu of the Year, Sponsored by Fentimans

- Dandelyan, London

Cocktail of the Year, Sponsored by MAV Music

-Champagne Piña Colada, Coupette, London

Lifetime Achievement, Sponsored by Goral Vodka

-Tony Conigliaro

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.

To enter for 2019, download the entry form here.

2018 winners:

Emerging Bartender of the Year

- Thomas Matthews, The Edgbaston, Birmingham

Bar Manager of the Year, Sponsored by Tia Maria

- Martin Siska, Scarfes Bar, London

Bar-Back Star of the Year

- Habtom Temesgem, The Churchill Bar and Terrace, London

Front of House Star of the Year Sponsored by Jameson

- Maura Milia, Connaught Bar, London

Social Media Presence of the Year

- Mr Fogg’s, London

Sustainable Practices Award

- Smultronstalle, Birmingham

 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 500 bar industry guests in attendance.

For 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities contact:
Donna Callaghan
Tel: 01293 608857
Mob: 07737 324934