Class Bar Awards

CLASS BAR AWARDSThe CLASS Bar Awards returns 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. 


FINALISTS (ordered alphabetically)

Bar of the Year Southern Comfort

Dandelyan, Mondrian, London

Swift, London

Three Sheets, London




Bar Food Menu of the Year

Public, Sheffield

Satan's Whiskers, London

Scout, London




Bartender of the YearJura

Remy Savage, Artesian, The Langham, London

Alex Lawrence, Dandelyan, Mondrian, London

Max Venning, Three Sheets, London




New Bar of the YearScapegrace

Bar Three, London

Hercules, London

Nauticus, Edinburgh






Hotel Bar of the Year

American Bar, The Savoy, LondonPeroni

Cocktail Lounge, The Edgbaston, Birmingham

Dandelyan, Mondrian, London




Restaurant Bar of the YearRE'AL

Hawksmoor Spitalfields, London

Sager + Wilde, London

The Bon Vivant, Edinburgh




Specialist Bar of the Year Cenote

Black Rock, London

Coupette, London

Laki Cane, London




Drinks Menu of the Year

Fenitman's Dandelyan, Mondrian, London

Scarfes Bar, The Rosewood, London

Three Sheets, London




Cocktail of the Year

Grand Marnier Apples, Coupette, London

French 75, Three Sheets, London

Whisky Soda, Three Sheets, London






Lifetime Achievement

Announced at the awards party





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.



FINALISTS (ordered alphabetically)

Emerging Bartender of the Year

Amber Blood, Callooh Callay, London

Sarah Berardi. Draffens, Dundee

Yann Bouvignies, Scarfes Bar, The Rosewood, London





Bar Manager of the YearDublin Liberties

Declan McGurk, American & Beaufort Bar, The Savoy, London

Anna Sebastian, Artesian Bar, The Langham, London

Michele Venturini, Cahoots, London





Bar-Back Star of the Year

Doorly's Riccardo Rebesan, Connaught Bar, The Connaught, London

Theodoros Ispoglou, Nightjar, London

Erin Davies, Nocturnal Animal, Birmingham




Front of House Star of the Year

Eduard Pretsi, Churchill Bar & Terrace, LondonNew Amsterdam Vodka

Coral Anderson, Swift Bar, London

Gosia Krok, The Lobby Bar, One Aldwych, London




Social Media Presence of the Year

Crazy Pedro's, Manchester

Public, Sheffield

Sexy Fish, London




Sustainable Practices Award

18/81, Birmingham

Amico's Bar, Ingatestone (Essex)

Terroir Tapas, Bournemouth



The Awards Party
The CLASS Bar Awards, on Tuesday 12th February 2019, will be a fun-filled evening, bringing together the best names in the UK bar business in celebration. Shortlisted bars and bartenders and our renowned industry panel of judges will be among the expected 500 bar industry guests in attendance.

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