Big names among big winners at third event.

As well as a parade of 30-plus international guest bartenders, last week’s Singapore Cocktail Week also accommodated The Bar Awards for its third annual bash. Hosted on Sunday March 13 at Over Easy on Orchard Road, the show was put on by organisers Tron Young and Emily Seow. Gongs and backslaps were handed out to the following faces and places:

• The Bacardi Young Bartender of the Year: Brendon Khoo, 28 Hong Kong Street
• Best Culinary Experience in a Bar: Antidote, Fairmont Singapore
• Best Service Crew: Manhattan, The Regent Hotel
• The Pilsner Urquell Best Beer Bar: Druggists
• The Monkey 47 Best Restaurant Bar: Tippling Club
• Best Spirits and Liquor Selection: The Auld Alliance at Rendezvous Hotel
• The Cointreau Most Creative Cocktail Bar: Operation Dagger
• The Campari Best New Cocktail Bar: Gibson
• Bartender of the Year: Tom Hogan, Antidote
• The Stolichnaya Best Cocktail Bar: 28 Hong Kong Street

Honorary Awards:

• Vincent Yong “for his excellence in hospitality and service”
• Natasha Hong, Time Out Singapore “for her excellence in writing”
• The Bar Belles Initiative “for its contribution to the industry”