Last year, Time Out launched its Bar Awards, which celebrated the best places to drink in five cities around the world. And, basically, we’ve only just recovered. The glitzy award ceremony in London saw the toasts of the town assemble to find out who had stolen the boozy show, with Punch Room at The London Edition scooping up the top gong: Bar of the Year. Well, ding-ding for round two.
This year, we’ll be celebrating in eight cities, with award ceremonies taking place in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Chicago, Austin, Miami, Lisbon and, of course, London. The Time Out London Bar Awards in association with Southern Comfort will be welcoming the best of the bar world to the judging panel, including drinks journalists, spirits specialists, bar festival organisers and award-winning bartenders. (Don’t worry, they’re not allowed to vote for their own bars!). They’ll be voting on the following shortlist with winners announced at the awards in June. Cheers!