Bar of the Year Awards

January 2018

Gastro Bar of the Year

2020-02-26T16:32:43+00:00

This award will recognise the most impressive modern Irish food offering. Judges’ focus will be on creativity, presentation, the use of local produce and the quality of the food. This establishment will straddle the line between bar and restaurant, the best gastro pubs offer a combination of quality, comfort, and value.  ENTER NOW [...]

Gastro Bar of the Year2020-02-26T16:32:43+00:00

Bar Food of the Year

2020-02-26T16:25:58+00:00

This award recognises the applicant’s focus on offering its customers excellent bar food, whether that’s carvery or otherwise. Service is all-important as is the use of local produce, however this is not essential as the quality of the food on offer will have the final say. ENTER NOW 2019 Bar Food [...]

Bar Food of the Year2020-02-26T16:25:58+00:00

Hotel Bar of the Year 5*

2020-03-03T11:37:34+00:00

Sponsored by The bar must be an integral part of the hotel and accessible to both residents and non-residents. Staff should be trained in all elements of customer service and drinks and food on offer should reflect the classification of the hotel. ENTER NOW 2019 Hotel Bar of the [...]

Hotel Bar of the Year 5*2020-03-03T11:37:34+00:00

Hotel Bar of the Year

2020-03-03T11:43:53+00:00

Sponsored by The bar must be an integral part of the hotel and accessible to both residents and non-residents. Staff should be trained in all elements of customer service and drinks and food on offer should reflect the classification of the hotel. ENTER NOW Hotel bar of the Year [...]

Hotel Bar of the Year2020-03-03T11:43:53+00:00

Tourist Bar of the Year

2020-02-26T15:45:23+00:00

Tourist bars are deemed to offer a specific ‘tourism orientated’ hospitality offering, regardless of whether that is Irish dancing or the promotion of a bar’s unique Irish heritage. Food or live music is not a necessity, however it is important that entrants tailor their product offering to both national and international customers. This category [...]

Tourist Bar of the Year2020-02-26T15:45:23+00:00

City Bar of the Year

2020-02-26T15:38:45+00:00

This award provides proper recognition of the significant number of city-based bars who provide a unique and varied product to both local and international customers. A City Bar is defined as any premises that is situated in one of Ireland’s listed cities: Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford or Kilkenny. All bars located in [...]

City Bar of the Year2020-02-26T15:38:45+00:00

JOR

2019-03-01T10:09:47+00:00

Bar entering this category are your typical Irish Pub. It has a casual and friendly atmosphere, hearty food and drink, shows the best of Irish sports, and traditional Irish music. This bar will embody the tradition of the Irish culture. ENTER NOW 2017 Traditional Bar of the Year - Kehoe's, Dublin [...]

JOR2019-03-01T10:09:47+00:00

Innovative Bar of the Year

2020-02-28T11:13:48+00:00

Sponsored by Celebrating the wonderfully different. This category recognises bars that are constantly striving to push the boundaries providing a unique experience for their customers. Judges will assess bars that demonstrate high levels of innovation in their drinks range, bar design and in all other initiatives and events run at the premises. [...]

Innovative Bar of the Year2020-02-28T11:13:48+00:00

Traditional Bar of the Year

2020-03-03T09:14:30+00:00

Sponsored by Bar entering this category are your typical Irish Pub. It has a casual and friendly atmosphere, hearty food and drink, shows the best of Irish sports, and traditional Irish music. This bar will embody the tradition of the Irish culture. ENTER NOW 2019 Traditional Bar of the [...]

Traditional Bar of the Year2020-03-03T09:14:30+00:00

Local Bar of the Year

2020-02-27T14:06:50+00:00

Bars entering the ‘local’ category should be focused on catering primarily to a local community, either rural or urban. The quality of the ‘pint’ is viewed as important and the bar needs to offer an informal atmosphere which caters to all age groups. ENTER NOW 2019 Local Bar of the Year [...]

Local Bar of the Year2020-02-27T14:06:50+00:00
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