Bar of the Year Awards

January 2019

Dog Friendly Bar of the Year


The modern Irish bar has to cater to customers from all walks of life, including those with 4 legs. This category will recognise bars that allow for and accommodate pets on their premises. Judges will assess the suitability of the space and the provisions made for dogs on the premises. NOMINATE NOW [...]

Dog Friendly Bar of the Year2019-01-25T14:40:14+00:00

August 2018

2018 Winners Announced


WINNERS PHOTOS DOWNLOAD WINNERS PDF SOCIAL PHOTOS Cork’s Cask Named 2018 Bar of the Year Following heated competition which saw judges travel the length and breadth of the country, Cask in Co. Cork has taken home the coveted title of 2018 Bar of the Year. Up against over 500 [...]

2018 Winners Announced2018-08-22T20:05:55+00:00

July 2018



Bar of the Year announces the Southern Comfort People’s Choice Award. Recognising the Best Bars in Ireland as voted by you – the public! Select your favourite bar by province from Dublin, Leinster, Munster, Connacht/Ulster. All bars have been site inspected and shortlisted by our industry judges and now the voting [...]


2018 Finalists Announced


BOOK YOUR TICKETS 2018 FINALIST PDF Finalists Announced Press Release 2018 Finalists BAR FOOD OF THE YEAR An Poitin Stil Co. Dublin Brownes Bar @ The Great Southern Hotel Killarney Kerry Broyage Bar & Bistro @ Hilton Dublin Kilmainham Dublin Lemon & Duke [...]

2018 Finalists Announced2018-08-18T21:23:15+00:00

April 2018



WHAT’S IT ABOUT? The Bar of the Year Awards and Bushmills Irish Whiskey are delighted to once again recognise and reward Ireland’s Cocktail Bartender of the Year. And we believe that the only way to do this is by setting the bartenders of Ireland a live challenge where each cocktail bartender devises two [...]


February 2018

When will Bar of the year awards 2018 be launching?


After the great success of last year, we are happy to announce that the Bar of the Year Awards will be launching mid February 2018! That means we will be opening for entries very soon! Do you think your bar deserves an award?

When will Bar of the year awards 2018 be launching?2018-02-12T14:15:13+00:00

Relive the 2017 Sky Bar of the Year Awards!

2018-02-19T09:55:23+00:00 The Prohibition tunes have finally faded to the back of our minds but the fun memories will last forever. What’s that? Memory a little hazy? Have no fear! We have a beautifully created video showcasing a bunch of the lucky winners on the night so you never have to forget… The 2017 [...]

Relive the 2017 Sky Bar of the Year Awards!2018-02-19T09:55:23+00:00

What Category will you enter in 2018?


Bar of the Year Awards is back again to celebrate all that's best in the Irish Bar indistry We recruited an expert industry panel to develop its shortlist for the best bars in the Country . With awards for Contemporary Bars, local Bars , Gastro Bar  and  Late Bar among many others, this list  [...]

What Category will you enter in 2018?2018-02-12T14:18:06+00:00

January 2018



Sponsored by Pravda Vodka These are the best bars that have opened up in the year since May 1 2016 or have been substantially renovated. They have a great focus on service, they break new ground in terms of what they are offering while keeping the hallmarks of a great bar. They [...]


Whiskey Bar


Sponsored by This award recognises the bar that offers the most extensive and innovative range of imported or domestic whiskeys to its customers. A wide range of whiskey should be available and applicants should be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the whiskey on offer. NOMNATE NOW 2018 [...]

Whiskey Bar2019-01-24T11:57:39+00:00