Who can enter the Bar of the Year Awards?
Entry is open to paid subscribers of Licensing World magazine.
How much is a subscription?
Subscription rate is €92.50 +VAT @ 23%
I’m not a subscriber, how do I subscribe?
You are automatically subscribed to the Licensing World magazine on completion of entry to the Bar of the Year Awards.. You will receive 4 issues of Licensing World a year, including access to online version for up to 5 email addresses, plus our Bulletin Ezine news service.
Is there an extra cost to enter the awards once I’m subscribed?
Entry is free for all subscribers.
How many categories can I enter?
The maximum categories you may enter is 5.
Is there any limitations to entering the categories?
Yes. Entrants can only select one category from Type of Bar and Type of Food, and up to 3 from General Categories.
Where are entries completed?
All entries must be completed through our online form. To complete this form, you must first create an account. This contact information will be used by the event organisers to send further information.
Handwritten entry forms will not be accepted.
Who can be nominated for the Best Bar?
Any bar may be nominated for.
What date do the entries & nominations close?
Entries close on 26 April. Extensions may be given upon request.
When do the judges site inspect?
The judging commences in May and will finish by the end of June 2017.
Will I know what judge will be site inspecting my property?
At first, all judging will be anonymous. The judges will book with your property through the normal booking system and will present a waiver form on departure/checkout. Only then will the judges be identified.
Can I request a certain time for a judge to visit?
Judges’ visits are unannounced in order to enable us to assess your business incognito.
How many times will the judges visit?
Judges will only visit your premises once and will assess all aspects entered into the awards.
Can I ask the judge(s) how the property was marked?
The judges have been instructed not to comment on their inspection when leaving your premise(s).
What does the waiver form cover?
Two drinks (this applies to all categories in Bar of the Year Awards, with the exception of the categories judged by a panel, which will consist of up to five members.)
A meal for two, including two starters, two mains, two desserts, two drinks plus tea/coffee (where applicable)
If you are a nightclub/venue that requires paid entry, please send four complimentary tickets for judges as it is judged by a panel.
When do I receive the waiver form back?
This form will be presented to your reception/waiting staff on checkout/departure who will be asked to deduct the cost of the judge’s inspection from the bill. Please communicate this process with your team.
How long have the awards been running?
This is the 12th year of the awards.
When and where are the 2017 Bar of the Year Awards?
Monday August 21st 2017 in Dublin.
How do I buy tickets?
All tickets will be made purchasable through our online booking form. This will be made live in……….
If I enter the awards, do I have to attend the ceremony?
Entrants are not obliged to attend the awards however we do encourage all finalists to be represented.