Time Out Bar Awards 2019
Hong Kong is ever-changing and nowhere is that more evident than in its constantly evolving F&B industry. We’ve said goodbye to some familiar faces – a moment of silence for our fallen friends, please– and welcomed some new ones with slurred hellos. The 2019 Time Out Bar Awards presented by Asia Miles will take place on Dec 4, 2019 at Cassio. Join us as we celebrate the winners– to be announced on the evening and in the 2020 Bar Guide out in early December– with a celebration that recognises the amazing talent and hard work that goes into this city’s drinks scene. We’ve sipped, slurped and stumbled our way through all of Hong Kong's many excellent establishments, whittling down to the best of the best in each of the 12 categories. Our snack game will be strong and the beverages even stronger, with free-flow from our generous sponsors providing beer, wine and spirits. Cassio’s in-house DJ will be on deck spinning all of your favourite bangers late into the night. Watch this space for more updates coming soon, but for now, you can relive last year's magic right here:
Time Out Bar Awards 2019 nominees
The Time Out Bar Awards celebrates the very best instituions and players in our city’s vibrant bar scene, and this year's awards will take place on December 4 at Cassio in LKF. With less than a month to go until this exciting event, we thought we’d give a breakdown of some of the awards that we’ll be presenting, nominees and the all-important judging criteria. Still haven't bought your tickets? Get them here, and don't forget to cast your vote for the Time Out Readers Choice Bar award.
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