The Bar Awards Hong Kong and Macau reveals the best bars and bartenders in the sister SARs.
At the industry bash in Zuma, The Bar Awards Hong Kong and Macau revealed all the winners of this year’s awards after a fun-filled few days of panel discussions and guest shifts.
After various stages beginning with public nominations across 13 categories for Hong Kong and four for Macau and ending with The Panel – a group of industry experts – deciding the Top 10s, 4s and winners, the best bars and bartenders were announced.
The Old Man took home the coveted Bar of the Year – Hong Kong award and their young gun Yiu Yvonne Chan scooped The Rising Star prize. Industry legends Charlene Dawes and Sandeep Sekhir were recognised as The Bar Awards Luminaries for their long contribution to Hong Kong’s f&b industry.
Macau’s Vida Rica at Mandarin Oriental Macau won big, taking home the Bar of the Year, Hotel – Macau award, and its head bartender Jacob Shteyntsayg was awarded Bartender of the Year – Macau.
Without further ado, here are this year’s The Bar Awards Hong Kong and Macau winners:
The Bar Awards Luminaries presented by the House of Angostura
Charlene Dawes (Tastings Group)
Sandeep Sekhir (Dining Concepts)
The Rising Star presented by Perrier
Yiu Yvonne Chan – The Old Man
Restaurant Bar of the Year presented by Tito’s Vodka
Beer Bar of the Year presented by Peroni
Hotel Bar of the Year, presented by Restaurant, Pub and Bar Asia
PDT (The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental)
Specialist Concept of the Year presented by Lillet
Sake Central (sake and Japanese liquors)
Hospitality Ambassador of the Year presented by GH Mumm
Owen Gibler – Employees Only
Hospitality Team of the Year presented by Hendrick’s Gin
The Wise King
Cocktail of the Year presented by DRiNK Magazine
Quinary – Earl Grey Caviar Martini
Creative Cocktail Bar of the Year presented by Cointreau
Room 309 (The Pottinger)
New Bar of the Year presented by Campari
Darkside (Rosewood) (March 2019)
Bartender of the Year – Hong Kong presented by Monkey Shoulder
Jay Khan – Coa
Bar of the Year – Hong Kong presented by Monin
The Old Man
Hospitality Team of the Year – Macau presented by Wild Turkey
Bartender of the Year – Macau presented by Hendrick’s Gin
Jacob Shteyntsayg – Vida Rica Bar (Mandarin Oriental Macau)
Bar of the Year, Hotel – Macau presented by East Imperial
Vida Rica Bar (Mandarin Oriental Macau)
Bar of the Year, Non Hotel – Macau presented by Remy Martin