The DRiNK Awards 2023 came to an perfect ending with its pinnacle event concluding at Shanghai Centre Theatre on March 18!

2023 was a year of recovery and rejuvenation for China’s bar community. It was also a year where we saw Chinese bartenders going abroad and international bartenders visiting China for guest shifts and other events more and moer actively. We’re delighted to see that around 800 trade members, brand partners and media friends from China and overseas gathered to celebrate what our community has achieved in the past year.

Brand Ambassador
Founders Award

In recognition of the best of the best in the industry, a total of 18 award categories were presented tonight. The list of winners represents the vitality and diversity of the bar industry, with individuals and venues from Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing and Changsha claiming trophies of their own.

Young Bartender of the Year
Bartender of the Year
Bar of the Year

Here is the full list of the National DRiNK Awards 2023 winners:

Visionary Award
Presented by DRiNK



Brand Ambassador

Presented by DRiNK

Lei He, Bacardi 


Bartender Brand

Presented by DRiNK



Beer Menu

Presented by DRiNK

A Jing-A Taproom (CBD), Beijing


Restaurant Bar

Presented by DRiNK

Ralph’s Bar, Chengdu


Founders Award

Presented by DRiNK

Bastien Ciocca

Andrew Ho 


Design Award

Presented by Luxardo



Whisk(e)y Menu

Presented by Buffalo Trace

YAN Whisky Bar, Beijing


Cocktail Menu

Presented by Jiao-Yu Dry Gin & Ling-Lie Vodka

COA, Shanghai


Service Award

Presented by KLP

Pop Corner, Shanghai


Wine Bar

Presented by Penfolds

SOiF, Shanghai


Hotel Bar

Presented by Ciao Brandy

Cafe Gray Deluxe, The Middle House, Shanghai


Bar Team

Presented by Jameson

CMYK, Changsha


Entrepreneurship Award

Presented by Hennessy

Cross Yu, EPIC/Glory, Shanghai


Young Bartender of the Year

Presented by UK Government

Kevin Xia, Glory, Shanghai


Bartender of the Year

Presented by Beefeater

Tian Yao, Flavor Lounge, Chongqing


New Bar of the Year

Presented by Barcadi



Bar of the Year

Presented by SIP

Speak Low, Shanghai