Manchester Bar Awards Ceremony and 2020 Public Vote

Manchester Bar Awards Voting Deadline: 11:59pm, Monday March 16th

The third annual Manchester Bar Awards – organised by Adam Binnersley, Nate Booker, and Joey Butcher – will take place on Tuesday 17th March at Bunny Jackson’s from 7:00 – 11:30pm. The un-ticketed ceremony coincides with the close of the first day of the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show (celebrating its 20th year), meaning Manchester’s bar folk will be out in force, so arrive on-the-dot to avoid disappointment.

Nate Booker says of the event: “We started these awards to encourage friendly competition and give people and venues something to focus on. Peer based nominations, voting and celebration. We love that people take it seriously, but also that people are genuinely happy when their friends are up their holding an award high. Even the Golden Brogues (Best Dressed Rep) award, has become a much coveted award!

The public category shortlists, which were produced by peer nominations, are accepting votes from members of the Manchester bar community until 11:59pm on Monday night.

You can cast your Manchester Bar Awards votes here.
For more information visit the Manchester Bar Awards Facebook page.

The category shortlists are as follows:

Manchester’s Best Speciality Bar – Sponsored by Tipples of Manchester of Manchester & Hammonds of Knutsford
The Whiskey Jar
The Briton’s Protection
The Edinburgh Castle Ancoats
Salut Wines

Front of House Star – Sponsored by Thomas Dakin Gin
Frankie Allman, Hawksmoor
Naomi Pederson, CBRB
Charlotte Roberts, Hawksmoor
Chloé Williams, Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun
Georgi May, Science & Industry

Rising Star – Sponsored by WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)
Max Lyons, Alvarium
Connan Henry-Madden, Speak In Code
Sami Cox, Arcane
Tim Herbert, Wood & Co.
Kyra Elton, Science & Industry

Industry Legend, Sponsored by El Bandarra
Emma Victoria Greathead
Adam Wilson
‘Fozzy’ Olly Foster
Charlene Holt
Bart James Patrick Murphy

Best Manager – Sponsored by Four Pillars Gin
Rory Bourke, Project Halcyon
Jack Sleaford, Wood & Co.
Mike Ramsden, Tariff & Dale
Richard Lear, Hawksmoor
Becky King, Wilson’s Social

Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Sipsmith Gin
Restaurant Mana
Sugo Pasta Kitchen Manchester
Cocktail, Beer, Ramen + Bun

Best Drinks Menu – Sponsored by Artis
Speak In Code
Cocktail Beer Ramen & Bun
Science & Industry

Best Bar Team – Sponsored by Patron Tequila
Dusk Til Pawn
Speak in Code
Cocktail, Beer Ramen + Bun
Wood & Company

New Bar – Sponsored by Black Cow Vodka
Edinburgh Castle
Wolf at the Door
Project Halcyon Distillery
Double Down Manchester

Bar of the Year – Sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey
The Jane Eyre
Cocktail Beer, Ramen & Bun
Speak In Code

Manchester’s Best Bar Back – Sponsored by Phraya Rum
Abbas Mandela Nourollahi, Whiskey Jar
Benji Wasansua, Mojo
Eva Xu, Hawksmoor
Aitor Del Rosario, Hawksmoor
Ethan Owen, Behind Closed Doors

Manchester’s Best Bartender – Sponsored by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
Connor McClusky, Cocktail Beer Ramen & Bun
Joke Mattheussen, Speak In Code
David Cole, Hawksmoor
Nathan Larkin, Speak In Code
Jack Sleaford, Wood & Co.