On Monday night, the word's best bars congregated at The Chapel in San Francisco to celebrate the Time Out Bar Awards finale. The winners of the Best Bar Family award in each city—given to those special watering holes where industry folk, locals and tourists feel equally at home thanks to quality service, a friendly atmosphere and stiff drinks—arrived from Lisbon, London, New York, Austin, Miami, L.A. and Chicago to show off their signature cocktails.
This year's illustrious class of winners includes Big Bar (L.A.), Scofflaw (Chicago), Mother's Ruin (NYC), Firehouse Lounge (Austin), Red Frog (Lisbon), Dandelyan (London) and Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co (Miami). Supplied with top quality booze from our partners at William Grant and Sons—featuring Hendrick's Gin and Ron Flor de Caña—the bar families each crafted a cocktail that represented their home city like the Hendrick's Gin-based Rosie Lee from London with a tasty Earl Grey syrup or L.A.'s taco truck-inspired Tamango Daiquiri with Flor de Caña.
Hendrick's Gin brand ambassador Mark Stoddard and Ashela Richardson of Flor De Caña were also there to raise a glass and a special toast to these fantastic bartenders.
Guests also enjoyed cava from Segura Viudas, Peroni and Topo Chico throughout the night while dancing along to the soulful sounds of The Gentlemen Amateurs or snapping selfies in the photo booth.
Check out photos of Monday night's festivities below.