BASED ON JURY VOTE
An honor bestowed upon a bar, situated either in a hotel or as an independent establishment, which is helping set new standards when it comes to drinks quality and service, both served up in a great environment. An all-round award which combines the quality and variety of cocktails on offer, the curation of the wines, spirits and beer menu, the quality of the bar team, both front and back of house, and of the bartenders and bar managers, and last but not the least, the design of the bar itself.
Best Independent Bar Award
The best bar situated outside of a hotel which provides outstanding drinks and service in a well-designed environment.
Best Restaurant Bar Award (New)
Acknowledges a great bar in a restaurant which is otherwise known for its cuisine.
Best Bartender Award
Recognizes someone who is setting new standards of excellence when it comes to drink creation and service, who has a thirst for knowledge, the humility to learn and who is helping take her or his bar to the next level.
Best Hotel Bar Award
Acknowledges the best bar situated in a hotel which provides outstanding drinks and service in a comfortable environment.
Best Cocktail Menu Award
Honours the bar that shines through the quality and originality of its cocktail menu, the variety on offer through the year, the ability to recognise and choose new international trends that are appropriate to the Indian context and sets new trends in India.
Best Bar Team Award
Recognises the best bar team in either a hotel or independent bar, including both the bartenders and bar backs as well as front of house staff.
Best Microbrewery or Taproom Award
Judges the best Microbrewery or Tap room for the quality and variety of beer served, the knowledge levels of their staff and the quality of drinks service, all served up in a comfortable and pleasing environment.
Best Bar Design Award
This award recognises excellence in bar design, as we seek to reward and recognise bars which are setting new standards when it comes to the quality of their interiors in relation to their thematic, their back bar display and the layout of their bar.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
Best Bar Award
Your choice for the bar that makes you feel most at home, combining stellar drinks and service.
Best Microbrewery / Taproom Award
Your favourite microbrewery, serving up high quality freshly brewed beer
ORGANIZER’S NOMINATED AWARDS
Best Vintage Bar
A bar which has been in operation for at least the last 30 years, standing the test of time, while continuing to evolve, and being a benchmark for other bars to aspire to, especially when it comes to longevity. The bar could be situated either in a hotel or could be an independent establishment.
An individual who has played a foundational role in India’s bar industry. She / He, should have established a legacy, and been influential via the quality of the people they have influenced, thereby creating a cascading effect.
Best Pandemic Response (New)
Acknowledges a bar that “turned defeat into victory” by reinventing itself during the pandemic by opening up innovative new lines of business which not only helped them survive through the bad times, but also saved jobs, and has continued to be an important revenue stream.