Bar Awards 2019

MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2019: The Long Awaited Short List

We’re so happy to finally announce the Short List of this year’s Mixology Bar Awards. It’s been a long time coming but we finally have the names of each category’s five finalists and we’re delighted to share them with you. Congratulations to all!This year is the third time that we’re not only celebrating the excellent bars, bartenders, brand ambassadors, sales reps, and products from the German-speaking areas, but also from all over Europe. In that spirit we’re excited to see the “Spanish wave” that’s taken ahold of our nominations in the Long List.
Spain was the country most represented, coming in at a close second only to the United Kingdom. A country we all know to be at the forefront of excellent bars. Two Schmucks in Barcelona are in the finalists for Best New European Bar and we’re excited to see how they do on October 7th 2018.

Spain and United Kingdom Dominate European Categories

Speaking of the United Kingdom, we’re not surprised to see how strong the royal country is once again represented in the Short List. A whooping seven nominations belong to the Queen’s people and all five of the Best European Mixologists are based in the United Kingdom! We can safely consider that a win, no matter who takes home the award on the night of the ceremony.
As previously mentioned, the gala dinner will take place on October 7th 2018. Shortlisted nominees will receive an invite to the dinner to celebrate their success. Interested in joining us for the grand occasion? Get your tickets here, to make sure you have a spot at the table with some of Europe’s most highly regarded bar and drink talents. We’re happy to say that the Early Bird tickets are still on sale until September 3rd, 2018.

The Kickoff to Bar Convent Berlin

And just a gentle reminder, the Bar Awards also serve as a kick off to Bar Convent Berlin, which is generally known as the world’s largest bar-focused trade show. BCB will take place right here in Berlin from October 8th to October 10th. That’s three whole days, filled with tastings, panel discussions, never before heard talks, and professionals sharing their knowledge. Join us in celebrating this incredible industry we all get to be a part of.
Now, without further ado, we’d like to present the Short List of the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2018:


Newcomer of the Year(presented by Nikka Whisky)

Dominik Oswald, Hammond Bar, Wien
Georg Häussler, Werk 8, Basel
Katalin Bene, Voodoo Reyes, Genf
Nicole Brunner, Golvet, Berlin
Sven Goller, Das Schwarze Schaf, Bamberg

Host of the Year (presented by Rauch Fruchtsäfte)

Armin Azadpour, Hunky Dory, Frankfurt
Kostas Ignatiadis, Schumann’s, München
Christian Heiss, Kronenhalle, Zürich
Thomas Pflanz, Hildegard Bar, Berlin
Indika Silva, Toddy Tapper, Köln

Mixologist of the Year (presented by Sierra Millenario)

Christian Gentemann, Bar am Steinplatz, Berlin
Michele Heinrich, The Kinly Bar, Frankfurt
Oliver Ebert, Becketts Kopf, Berlin
René Soffner, The Kinly Bar, Frankfurt
Volker Seibert, Seiberts, Köln

Barteam of the Year (presented by Bruichladdich)

Werk 8,Basel
One Trick Pony, Freiburg
Provocateur, Berlin
Schumann’s, München
Spirits, Köln

Bar Menu of the Year (presented by Gin Mare)

Matiki, Wien
Provocateur, Berlin
Bar am Steinplatz, Berlin
Zephyr, München
Little Link, Köln

New Bar of the Year (presented by Belsazar Vermouth)

Embury Bar, Frankfurt
Hildegard Bar, Berlin
Jigger & Spoon, Stuttgart
Voodoo Reyes, Genf
The Birdyard, Wien

Bar of the Year, Germany (presented by Veuve Clicquot)

Becketts Kopf, Berlin
Imperii, Leipzig
Velvet, Berlin
Goldene Bar, München
One Trick Pony, Freiburg

Bar of the Year, Austria (presented by Del Fabro)

Kleinod, Wien
Hammond Bar, Wien
Englhof Bar, Zell am Ziller
Josef Cocktailbar, Wien
The Sign Lounge, Wien

Bar of the Year, Switzerland (presented by  Xellent Swiss Vodka)

Angels’ Share, Basel
Kronenhalle, Zürich
Werk 8, Basel
Old Crow, Zürich
Little Barrel, Genf

Hotelbar of the Year(presented by Hirschrudel)

Bar am Steinplatz, Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin
Englhof Bar, Hotel Engelhof, Zell am Ziller
Provocateur, Provocateur Hotel, Berlin
Bristol Bar, Bristol Hotel, Frankfurt
Capella Bar, Breidenbacher Hof, Düsseldorf

Brand Ambassador of the Year (presented by Thomas Henry)

Hasan Sivrikaya,  Bacardi-Martini, Schweiz und Österreich
Markus Heinze, Glenfiddich & The Balvenie/Campari, Deutschland
Alexandra Bisanz, Bulleit/Diageo, Österreich
Coco Prochorowski, Hendrick’s Gin/Campari, Deutschland
Stella Bouchette, Linie Aquavit/Arcus, Deutschland

Sales Representative dof the Year(presented by Cocktailian)

Bernhard Stadler, Diageo
Martin Börzel ,Campari
Simon Schmidlin, Charles Hofer SA
Swen Neumann, Campari
Marco Lopez, Campari


Best New European Bar (presented by Heineken)

Nomads Cocktail Bar, Vilnius, Litauen
Jigger and Spoon, Stuttgart, Deutschland
Luciole, Cognac, Frankreich
Two Schmucks, Barcelona, Spanien
The Mint Gun Club, London, Großbritannien

Best European Bar (presented by Mixology)

Oriole Bar, London, Großbritannien
Coupette, London, Großbritannien
Scout, London, Großbritannien
American Bar im Savoy, London, Großbritannien
The Clumsies, Athen, Griechenland

Best European Mixologist (presented by Linie Aqauavit)

Matt Whiley, Scout, London, Großbritannien
Chris Moore, Coupette, London, Großbritannien
Marian Beke, The Gibson, London, Großbritannien
Agostino  Perrone, The Connaught Bar, London, Großbritannien
Remy Savage, Artesian Bar, London, Großbritannien

Best European Spirit or Bar Product (presented by Bar Convent Berlin)

Tempus Fugit Crème de Banane, Tempus Fugit Spirits, Schweiz
Martini Riserva Speciale Bitter, Martini & Rossi, Italien
Bogart’s Bitters, The Bitter Truth, Deutschland
Plantation Xaymaca, Plantation/Maison Ferrand, Jamaika
Seedlip Grove 42, Seedlip, Großbritannien
Tickets for the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2019 gala can be purchased here.

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