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The Bar Awards Hong Kong 2017 – Nominations

The Bar Awards Hong Kong 2017

Nominations Revealed for The Bar Awards Hong Kong 2017

Cover photo: Perfect Whisky Glass at J. Boroski, Hong Kong

The Bar Awards 2017 turns its attention towards Hong Kong on 20th August. The Bar Awards Hong Kong finalists have been announced after the open nominations closed on 14th July.

On Dining - The Bar Awards Hong Kong 2017
Koto Old Fashioned at On Dining, Hong Kong

Showcasing the best talent in bustling Hong Kong, this awards ceremony is a fantastic chance to discover some new talent.

The Bar Awards Singapore took place in June, and gave us a brilliant insight in to the future stars of the Asian cocktail scene.

The Iron Fairies - The Bar Awards Hong Kong 2017
Castello Coupe at The Iron Fairies, Hong Kong

The Awards

There are 12 awards up for grabs, with the judging panel consisting of experts representing each category.

Award Categories

  • The Rising Star Award
  • Best Restaurant Bar
  • Best Beer Bar
  • Best Wine Bar
  • Best Bar Food
  • Best Hotel Bar
  • Most Creative Cocktail Bar
  • Best Hospitality Team
  • Best Hospitality Ambassador
  • Best New Cocktail Bar
  • Bartender of the Year
  • Best Cocktail Bar

Read the full list of nominees at our friends, DRiNK Magazine Asia.

Fang Fang - The Bar Awards Hong Kong 2017
Ginza Tall Cuts Tumbler at Fang Fang, Hong Kong

Winners at The Bar Awards Hong Kong will receive one of our coveted ageing barrel trophies as usual across these award ceremonies.

The Nominees

The Rising Star Award

  • Ajit Gurung (Stockton)
  • Axel Gonzalez (Belon)
  • Bikas Gurung (Foxglove)
  • Kovic Rai (Mr & Mrs Fox)
  • Lok Cheung (Angel’s Share Whisky Bar & Restaurant)
  • Nastasia Flores (Employees Only Hong Kong)
  • Prem Shireesh (On Dining Kitchen & Lounge)
  • Shane Siu Po Wa (Flint Grill & Bar)
  • Simone Rossi (Aqua)
  • Toby Lo (Quinary)

Best Restaurant Bar

  • 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
  • Brickhouse
  • Foxglove
  • Lobster Bar & Grill at the Island Shangri-La
  • On Dining Kitchen & Lounge
  • Second Draft
  • Tokyolima
  • Vea Restaurant & Lounge
  • Yardbird
  • Zuma

Best Beer Bar

  • 99 Bottles
  • Alvy’s
  • Bobby’s Rabble
  • Brickhouse
  • Little Creatures
  • Second Draft
  • TAP: The Ale Project
  • The Globe
  • The Oak Crafted
  • The Roundhouse (all locations)

Best Wine Bar

  • 12,000 Francs
  • 121 BC
  • Bar Q88 at the JW Marriott
  • Caprice at the Four Seasons Hong Kong
  • Comptoir Bars & Hors D’Oeuvre
  • Di Vino Wine Bar & Restaurant
  • La Cabane Wine Bistro
  • Le Quinze Vins (all locations)
  • Mott 32
  • Winebeast

Best Bar Food

  • Back Bar (Ham & Sherry)
  • Brickhouse
  • Employees Only Hong Kong
  • Happy Paradise
  • On Dining Kitchen & Bar
  • Ping Pong Gintoneria
  • Stockton
  • The Globe
  • Vea Restaurant & Lounge
  • Zuma

Best Hotel Bar

  • Blue Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
  • Cafe Gray Deluxe at The Upper House
  • Captain’s Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong
  • Flint Grill & Bar at the JW Marriott
  • MO Bar at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
  • Ozone at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
  • Red Sugar at Kerry Hotel
  • The Chinnery at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong
  • The Envoy at The Pottinger
Mezcalito - The Bar Awards Hong Kong 2017
Retro Coupe at Mezcalito, Hong Kong

Most Creative Cocktail Bar

  • 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
  • Fang Fang
  • Foxglove
  • Happy Paradise
  • Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge
  • Quinary
  • Stockton
  • The Woods
  • Vea Restaurant & Lounge
  • Zuma

Best Hospitality Team

  • 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
  • Fang Fang
  • Foxglove
  • Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge
  • Lobster Bar & Grill at the Island Shangri-La
  • Quinary
  • Stockton
  • The Pontiac
  • Yardbird
  • Zuma

Best Hospitality Ambassador

  • Agung Prabowo (The Old Man)
  • Ajit Gurung (Stockton)
  • Arkadiusz Rybak (Zuma)
  • Beckaly Franks (The Pontiac)
  • Bryson Rivera (JW Marriott)
  • Devender Seghal (8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana)
  • Joe Villanueva (Red Sugar, Kerry Hotel)
  • May Chow (Little Bao)
  • Ryan Nightingale (Aberdeen Street Social)
  • Suraj Gurung (Stockton)

Best New Cocktail Bar

  • Alvy’s
  • Bar De Luxe
  • Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour
  • Employees Only Hong Kong
  • Fang Fang
  • Happy Paradise
  • Iron Fairies
  • J. Boroski
  • Mezcalito
  • Red Sugar at Kerry Hotel

Bartender of the Year

  • Agung Prabowo (The Old Man)
  • Antonio Lai (Tastings Group)
  • Arcadiusz Rybak (Zuma)
  • Devender Seghal (8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana)
  • Joe Villanueva (Red Sugar at Kerry Hotel)
  • Owen Gibler (Employees Only Hong Kong)
  • Ryan Nightingale (Aberdeen Street Social)
  • Samuel Kwok (Quinary)
  • Suraj Gurung (Stockton)
  • Timothy Ching (Bibo)

Best Cocktail Bar

  • 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
  • Bar De Luxe
  • Butler The Japanese Whiskey Bar
  • J. Boroski
  • Lobster Bar & Grill at Island Shangri-La
  • Mizunara: The Library
  • Quinary
  • Stockton
  • The Woods
  • Zuma

We’re very excited to see some bars that fly the flag for Urban Bar glassware in the list of finalists. We can’t wait to find out the winners of these prestigious awards in August!

J. Boroski - The Bar Awards Hong Kong 2017
Retro Fizz at J. Boroski, Hong Kong