These are this year’s best bars and bartenders in Singapore, as voted by the industry. By Natasha Hong.
Following a one-and-a-half-month process of public nominations and voting by an industry panel, The Bar Awards has named its winners in the fourth edition of the event in Singapore.
Announced this evening at an industry party at Capital at Zouk Singapore, this year’s crop of honourees included a few fresh faces claiming a plaque and barrel for the first time.
Out of the ten categories, Native’s Vijay Mudaliar was the night’s big winner, with his bar taking this year’s Most Creative Cocktail Bar title, and Mudaliar earning the Bartender of the Year prize.
Neon Pigeon’s Symphony Loo claimed this year’s Rising Star award for promising young bartenders, and Manhattan at the Regent Singapore broke 28 Hongkong Street’s three-year spell to win Best Cocktail Bar.
New bars Employees Only Singapore and Atlas joined the list to take Best Hospitality Team and Best New Cocktail Bar, respectively.
At a glance, here are this year’s Bar Awards Singapore 2017 winners:
The Rising Star, presented by Perrier
Symphony Loo (Neon Pigeon)
Best Restaurant Bar, presented by Restaurant Pub & Bar Asia
Best Beer Experience, presented by Pilsner Urquell
Smith Street Taps
Best Wine Experience, presented by Huber’s Butchery
Best Bar Food, presented by Monkey 47
28 Hongkong Street
Most Creative Cocktail Bar, presented by Cointreau
Best Hospitality Team, presented by Johnnie Walker
Employees Only Singapore
Best New Cocktail Bar, presented by Campari
Bartender of the Year, presented by Bacardi
Vijay Mudaliar (Native)
Best Cocktail Bar, presented by Stolichnaya
The Bar Awards will be in Hong Kong next with their Public Nomination phase open for recommendations from July 1.