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The Bar Awards Hong Kong and Macau announces the Top 4 for 2019

The Bar Awards Hong Kong and Macau announces its Top 4 ahead of the awards ceremony on Sunday.

The Bar Awards Hong Kong and Macau 2019 finale is fast approaching, returning to Zuma Hong Kong for the awards ceremony after a fun-filled schedule of panel discussions and guest shifts.

The Bar Awards recognises establishments and personalities across Hong Kong and Macau’s f&b venues, and to get to this point, voting started with public nominations across 13 categories for Hong Kong and four for Macau. These nominees were then passed to The Panel – a group of industry experts – to decide the Top 4s.

The winners will be named at the awards ceremony and announced here on DRiNK on July 28. Without further ado, here are this year’s The Bar Awards Hong Kong and Macau Top 4s. presented in alphabetical order:

The Bar Awards Luminaries presented by the House of Angostura
The inductees to The Bar Awards Luminaries are those that have greatly contributed to the growth and development of the Hong Kong bar community. The inductees are nominated by the general public, voted by The Panel and finally decided by the Lead Panel. The 2019 inductees will be announced at The Bar Awards Hong Kong and Macau awards party on Sunday, July 28.

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The Rising Star presented by Perrier
Jake Mendoza – The Sea by The Old Man
Kshitiz Gurung – Stockton
Robin Leung – Coa
Yvonne Chan – The Old Man

Restaurant Bar of the Year presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka
8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana
John Anthony
Yardbird
Zuma

Beer Bar of the Year presented by Peroni
Alvy’s
Second Draft
TAP – The Ale Project
The Globe

Hotel Bar of the Year, presented by Restaurant, Pub and Bar Asia
Darkside (Rosewood)
Lobster Bar & Grill (Island Shangri-La)
PDT (The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental)
Terrible Baby (Eaton)

Specialist Concept of the Year presented by Lillet
Coa (Oaxaca inspired cocktail bar)
Draft Land (cocktails on tap)
Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge (rum)
Sake Central (sake and Japanese liquors)

Hospitality Ambassador of the Year presented by GH Mumm
Ajit Gurung – Stockton
Jay Khan – Coa
Owen Gibler – Employees Only
Ryan Nightingale – The Shady Acres

Hospitality Team of the Year presented by Hendrick’s Gin
Coa
Employees Only
Stockton
The Wise King

Cocktail of the Year presented by DRiNK Magazine
Coa – La Paloma De Oaxaca
Quinary – Earl Grey Caviar Martini
The Old Man – A Movable Feast
Zuma – Semei Sour

New Bar of the Year presented by Campari
Darkside (Rosewood) (March 2019)
Draft Land (December 2018)
The Wise King (July 2018)
Whisky & Words (September 2018)

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Creative Cocktail Bar of the Year presented by Cointreau
Coa
Darkside (Rosewood)
Room 309 (The Pottinger)
The Old Man

Bartender of the Year – Hong Kong presented by Monkey Shoulder
Agung Prabowo – The Old Man
Arkadiusz Rybak – Darkside (Rosewood Hotel)
Jay Khan – Coa
Natalie Lau – The Old Man

Bar of the Year – Hong Kong presented by Monin
Coa
PDT (The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental)
Quinary
The Old Man

Hospitality Team of the Year – Macau presented by Wild Turkey
Antica Trattoria
Ritz Carlton Bar & Lounge
The Macallan Bar (Galaxy)
Vida Rica (Mandarin Oriental Macau)

Bartender of the Year – Macau presented by Hendrick’s Gin
Billy Xie – China Rouge (Galaxy)
Bruno Santos – Antica Trattoria
Jacob Shteyntsayg – Vida Rica (Mandarin Oriental Macau)
Suman Gurung – Ritz Carlton Bar & Lounge

Bar of the Year, Hotel – Macau presented by East Imperial
Ritz Carlton Bar & Lounge
SW Steakhouse (Wynn Palace)
The Macallan Bar (Galaxy)
Vida Rica (Mandarin Oriental Macau) 

Bar of the Year, Non Hotel – Macau presented by Remy Martin
Antica Trattoria
Goa Nights
Old Taipa Tavern
The Roadhouse

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