Brighton Bar Awards 2019 Winners Announced

On Sunday 15th September 2019, Brighton’s bar industry converged on The Hilton Brighton Metropole to celebrate jobs well done by the city’s bar folk.

Now in its fifth year, the Brighton Bar Awards are organised by local firm ABV Media, and recognise the excellence of individuals and venues in 19 categories. BarLifeUK weren’t at the bash so we can’t bring you a blow-by-blow account, although given the number of ‘sore head’ posts in the Brighton Bartenders Association Facebook group on Monday, it sounds like a good night was had by all. We can bring you the list of winners however, which you will find below. Congratulations one and all…

Brighton Bar Awards 2019  winners:

The Fentimans Best Hotel Bar Award
Merkaba – My Hotel

The Villa Lobos Best/Worst Banter Award
Josh Williams

The Reyka Vodka Best Newcomer Award
Luca Zani – L’Atelier Du Vin

The Gorilla Spirits Best Licensed Cafe Award
Marwoods – Ship Street

The Jensen’s Gin Best Pub Garden/Outdoor Area
Daddy Long Legs – Arundel Road

The Bonzer Barware Best Bar Team Award
The Black Dove – St James Street

The Jagermeister Best Nightclub Bar Award
Legends – Marine Parade

The BNBA’s Best Bathroom Award
Unbarred Brewery – Elder Place (Nr Preston Circus)

The Porter’s Gin Best New Bar Award
The Golden Pineapple – Ship Street

The Monin ‘George Best’ Award
Ryan Green – Twisted Lemon

The Chivas Regal Best Cocktail Award
Joint first place:
Jackie Lai – Marwoods
Jade Wildman – The Flint House

The Ganda Media Best Use Of Design Award
The Cloak Room – St James Street

The Signature Wines Best Restaurant Bar Award
The Flint House – Hannington Lane

The Maverick Drinks ‘Godfather’ Award (for long-standing achievement)
Elaine Larkin

The Difford’s Guide ‘Five Out of Five For My Own Bitters’ Award
Michael O’Flaherty – Bohemia

The Pardal Beer Best Pub Award
Joint first place:
Daddy Long Legs – Arundel Road
Seven Stars – Ship Street

The Monkey Shoulder Best Bar Manager Award
Michael O’Flaherty – Bohemia

The Jack Daniels Best Bartender Award (Female)
Lucie Bekova – The Golden Pineapple
The Jack Daniels Best Bartender Award(Male)
Will Underwood – Bar Valentino

The Havana Club Best Bar Award
The Golden Pineapple – Ship Street