Bar of the Year Awards

July 2018

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?2019-03-01T09:38:57+00:00

Relive the 2017 Sky Bar of the Year Awards!

2019-03-01T09:41:13+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!2019-03-01T09:41:13+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?2019-03-01T09:43:01+00:00

January 2018



These are the best bars that have opened up in the year since May 1 2019 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 should be able to compete [...]


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. ENTER NOW 2019 [...]

Whiskey Bar2020-02-27T11:10:34+00:00

Restaurant Bar


This award recognises bars within a restaurant that gives customers a reason to visit apart from the food. The majority of floor space and revenue should be dedicated to the restaurant. ENTER NOW 2019 Restaurant Bar - Wild Honey Inn

Restaurant Bar2020-02-26T15:55:50+00:00

Bar of the Year


This category is not open for entry. Winners from the above categories will be put forward for this category. The 2019 Sky Bar of the Year winner will be chosen by the judging panel. 2019  Bar of the Year - Cask, Cork

Bar of the Year2020-02-27T11:56:16+00:00

People’s Choice


This category is open to public vote only. It will be carried out regionally: Dublin, Leinster, Munster, Ulster/Connacht. Premises will be short-listed and voting will go out to the public again on our social media pages.  Public vote will open when finalists have been announced. 2019 People's Choice - 101 [...]

People’s Choice2020-03-03T14:56:12+00:00
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