Public nominations open until July 31 2016.

After three good years patting the backs of some of Singapore’s top bars and talent, The Bar Awards heads East to launch its inaugural Hong Kong edition this year.

Established to honour the industry’s best bars, service teams, food, cocktails and professionals, the awards in Hong Kong will crown 13 winners, as voted by their peers, at an industry party in Hong Kong on September 25.

But before the big industry shindig that’s become the hallmark of The Bar Awards, there’s the first round of nominations. Open till July 31, the public are encouraged to fill in a nomination form to pick their top five favourites in each category.

Once the list is whittled down to the Top Tens for each award, organisers Fun Sized and Beverage & Co will turn them over to a select panel of bar professionals, owners, drink connoisseurs and journalists to pick the winners. Good luck, Hong Kong, and for the rest of you, get clicking.

For updates on The Bar Awards Hong Kong, or to vote for your favourite bars and bar professionals, see their Facebook page.