Bar Awards 2019

MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2019: The Long Awaited Short List

News 31.8.2018

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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