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. The awards have 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 processes enabling us to best evaluate the UK's leading bars and bartenders.
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 22 cities across the nation. Each member lends their voice in the judging process and votes in each category.
Submission Entry Awards
Our Special Recognition Awards are recognised through a submission process and are judged separately by a panel of renowned industry judges drawn from around the UK: Sian Buchan, Panda & Sons; Hannah Sharman-Cox, London Cocktail Week; Danny Murphy, Berry & Rye; Ellen Manning, CLASS reviewer Midlands; Dave Marsland; CLASS reviewer North; Hamish Smith, editor of CLASS magazine.