Spirited Awards Drops 2019 Regional Long List

By Neat Pour Staff |

Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards revealed their long list on Wednesday (6.05). Ten nominees in each of a nine regions were announced for the dozen bar and restaurant focused categories.

To be exact the new long list would be Tales’ long–long list. This year the Spirited Awards instituted a new system and dropped a list of regional quarter-finalists before their traditional Top 10 announcement on 6.12 and Top 4 announcement on 6.24. The actual awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, July 20th.

“This year, I am delighted to see more nominations from more people in every region of the world, recognizing local talent and achievement,” said Charlotte Voisey, Spirited Awards Chairperson in a statement. “We want to continue this trend and encourage judges and individuals to raise the profile of their communities by nominating even more bars, individuals and teams.”

Anyway, the list is very long. So, scroll down and get readin’.


Best Cocktail Bar – Europe

Flying Dutchmen Cocktails – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Le Syndicat – Paris, France
Little Red Door – Paris, France
Paradiso – Barcelona, Spain
Satan’s Whiskers – London, UK
Swift – London, UK
Tales & Spirits – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Darkhorse – Bath, UK
Three Sheets – London, UK
Two Schmucks – Barcelona, Spain

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar – Europe

Baba Au Rhum House of Spirits – Athens, Greece
Callooh Callay – London, UK
Dirty Dick – Paris, France
HIMKOK – Oslo, Norway
Odori Vermuteria Di Atene – Athens, Greece
Oriole – London, UK
Panda & Sons – Edinburgh, Scotland
Schumann’s – Munich, Germany
The Cocktail Trading Co. – London, UK
The Devil’s Advocate – Edinburgh, Scotland

Best Restaurant Bar – Europe

Bulk Mixology Food Bar – Milan, Italy
Ceresio 7 – Milan, Italy
Danico – Paris, France
Hawksmoor Spitalfields – London,UK
Le Mary Celeste – Paris, France
Les Grands Verres – Paris, France
Sexy Fish – London, UK
The Bon Vivant – Edinburgh, Scotland
The Craftsman- Reggio Emilia, Italy
Tjoget – Stockholm, Sweden

Best Hotel Bar – Europe

Amano Bar at the Hotel Amano – Berlin, Germany
Artesian at theLangham Hotel – London, UK
Beaufort Bar at the Savoy – London, UK
Berners Tavern at London Edition Hotel – London, UK
Fragrances at the Ritz-Carlton Berlin – Berlin, Germany
Lobby Bar at The London Edition – London, UK
Provocateur Berlin at the Provocateur – Berlin, Germany
Punch Room at The London Edition – London, UK
Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood Hotel –London, UK
Sidecar Bar at the Westbury – Dublin, Ireland
The Coral Room at the Bloomsbury Hotel – London, UK
Widder Bar & Kitchen at Widder Hotel – Zürich, Switzerland

*Includes 12 nominees due to a tie

Best New Cocktail Bar – Europe

Aperture – Montpellier, France
Donovan Bar – London, UK
Drink Kong – Rome, Italy
Homeboy – London, UK
Lady Libertine – Edinburgh, Scotland
Little Mercies – London, UK
Lyaness – London, UK
Punch Room – Barcelona, Spain
Senios –Athens, Greece
The Cambridge Public House – Paris, France

Best Bar Team – Europe

Artesian – London, UK
El Copitas – St. Petersburg, Russia
Happiness Forgets – London, UK
Himkok– Oslo, Norway
Lost+Found Drinkery – Nicosia, Cyprus
Panda & Sons – Edinburgh, Scotland
Paradiso – Barcelona, Spain
The Bon Vivant – Edinburgh, Scotland
The Connaught – London, UK
Trailer Happiness – London, UK


THE AMERICAS (Latin America, the Caribbean & Canada)

Best Cocktail Bar – The Americas

Atwater Cocktail Club – Montreal, Canada
Bar Raval – Toronto, Canada
Candelaria Bar – Santiago, Chile
Cloakroom Bar Montreal – Montreal, Canada
The Coldroom – Montreal, Canada
El Barón Cafe & Liquor Bar – Cartagena, Colombia
El Pequeño Bar – Montreal, Canada
Florería Atlantico – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hanky Panky Cocktail Bar – Mexico City, Mexico
PrettyUgly Bar – Toronto, Canada

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar – The Americas

Alquimico Bar – Cartagena, Colombia
Jungle Bird – San Juan, Puerto Rico
La Factoria – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mahjong – Toronto, Canada
The Strangers Club – Panama, Panama
Subastor – São Paulo, Brazil
Tennessee Tavern – Toronto, Canada
Uptown & the Bronx – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Victoria Brown Coffee & Bar – Buenos Aires, Argentina
WALRUS Pub & Beer Hall – Toronto, Canada

Best Restaurant Bar – The Americas

Arca – Tulum, Mexico
Alo – Toronto, Canada
Bar Kismet – Halifax, Canada
Botanist Bar – Vancouver, Canada
Doppelganger Bar – Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Casita de Rones – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lot Six Bar and Restaurant – Halifax, Canada
Museo del Pisco – Cusco, Peru
Pizza Felix – Mexico City, Mexico
Presidente – Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Diamond –Vancouver, Canada

*Includes 11 nominees due to a tie

Best Hotel Bar – The Americas

Clive’s Classic Lounge – Victoria, Canada
Copacabana Piano Bar at the Belmond Copacabana Palace – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fifty Mils at the Four Seasons Hotel – Mexico City, Mexico
Frank Bar at the Maksoud Plaza – São Paulo, Brazil
Lobby Lounge and Raw Bar at Fairmont Pacific Rim – Vancouver, Canada
Nacarat – Montreal, Canada
Prohibition at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia – Vancouver, Canada
Casa Malca – Tulum, Mexico
The Drake Minibar at The Drake Hotel – Toronto, Canada
Townhouse Rooftop at Townhouse Boutique Hotel and Rooftop – Cartagena, Colombia

Best New Cocktail Bar – The Americas

À Toi – Toronto, Canada
Gift Shop at Barber & Co. – Toronto, Canada
Little Hong Kong –Edmonton, Canada
Mulberry Bar – Toronto, Canada
Nhau Bar – Montreal, Canada
Paris Paris – Toronto, Canada
Project Gigglewater – Toronto, Canada
The Watch That Ends The Night – Dartmouth, Canada
Tokyo Music Bar – Mexico City, Mexico
Waikiki Tiki Room – Mexico City, Mexico

Best Bar Team – The Americas

Alquimico Bar – Cartagena, Colombia
Fifty Mils at the Four Seasons Hotel – Mexico City, Mexico
Guilhotina – São Paulo, Brazil
Huerta Bar Cocteleria Artesanal – Bogotá, Colombia
La Factoria – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Licorería Limantour – Mexico City, Mexico
NOSSO Ipanema – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Subastor – São Paulo, Brazil
The Coldroom – Montreal, Canada
The Keefer Bar – Vancouver, Canada



Best Cocktail Bar* – MEA

The Art of Duplicity – Cape Town, South Africa
AT.MOSPHERE at the Burj Khalifa – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
La Otra – Tel Aviv, Israel
BARBARY Deli + Cocktail Club – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen – Cape Town, South Africa
The Gin Bar – Cape Town, South Africa
The HOUSE of MACHINES – Cape Town, South Africa
Lucky Shaker – Umhlanga, South Africa
Mootee – Johannesburg, South Africa**
Poppy by David Myers at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Sin + Tax – Randburg, South Africa

*Includes 11 nominees due to a tie

**Mootee recently closed

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar – MEA

Buddha-Bar – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Central Station Boutique Bar – Beirut, Lebanon
Front/Back – Accra, Ghana
Iris – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Miss Lily’s at the Sheraton Grand Hotel – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mr. Miyagis – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Royale – Randburg, South Africa
Soho Garden – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Weslodge Saloon at the JW Marriott Marquis – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Zero Gravity – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best Restaurant Bar – MEA

BB Social Dining – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Brian Lara Rum Eatery – Randburg, South Africa
COYA – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ferdinand – Beirut, Lebanon
Folly by Nick & Scott – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Kloof Street House – Cape Town, South Africa
La Petit Maison – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Masti – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nola Eatery & Social House – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Zuma Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best Hotel Bar – MEA

Bar ThreeSixty at the Le Gray Beirut – Beirut, Lebanon
Churchill Club at the Four Seasons – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Gold On 27 at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
GiGi Rooftop at the Gorgeous George Hotel – Cape Town, South Africa
Hendricks Bar at Four Seasons – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
IMPERIAL at The Imperial Hotel – Tel Aviv, Israel
The Penthouse at The Penthouse Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Amethyste Bar & Lounge at Phoenicia Hotel – Beirut, Lebanon
Planet Bar in the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel – Capetown, South Africa
Radisson Blu at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel – Lagos, Nigeria
Skyview Bar & Restaurant at the Burj Al Arab – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

*Includes 11 nominees due to a tie

Best New Cocktail Bar – MEA

Electric Bing Sutt – Beirut, Lebanon
HOOCH Boutique & Drinkery at The Phoenicia – Beirut, Lebanon
Laurel Bar – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mama Zonia – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Seven Sisters – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best Bar Team – MEA

La Otra – Tel Aviv, Israel
Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen – Cape Town, South Africa
Central Station – Beirut, Lebanon
The House of Machines – Cape Town, South Africa
Imperial – Tel Aviv, Israel
Lost+Found Drinkery – Nicosia, Cyprus
Miss Lily’s at the Sheraton Grand Hotel – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mootee – Johannesburg, South Africa*
Sin + Tax – Randburg, South Africa
Zuma – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

*Mootee recently closed


Best Cocktail Bar – Asia & Pacific

28 HongKong Street – Singapore
Above Board – Melbourne, Australia
Atlas – Singapore
Coa – Hong Kong
Gibson – Singapore
Jigger & Pony – Singapore
Maybe Mae – Adelaide, Australia
Native – Singapore
PS40 – Sydney, Australia
The Old Man – Hong Kong

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar – Asia & Pacific

Beneath Driver Lane – Melbourne, Australia
Black Pearl – Melbourne, Australia
Eau de Vie – Melbourne, Australia
Employees Only – Sydney, Australia
Jigger & Pony – Singapore
KOR – Taipei, Taiwan
Maybe Mae – Adelaide, Australia
Opera Bar – Sydney, Australia
The Lobo Plantation – Sydney, Australia
The Parasol & Swing Company – Auckland, New Zealand

Best Restaurant Bar – Asia & Pacific

8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana – Hong Kong
Bar Torino – Adelaide, Australia
Caffe Fernet – Singapore
Indulge Experimental Bistro – Taipei City, Taiwan
Long Chim Perth – Perth, Australia
Lume Restaurant & Bar – Mumbai, India
Maybe Frank – Australia
The Reservoire – Bangalore, India
Tippling Club – Singapore
Zuma – Hong Kong

Best Hotel Bar – Asia & Pacific

1515 Bar at the Shangri La, Shanghai
Akademi at the Katamama Hotel – Bali, Indonesia
Charles H. at the Four Seasons – Seoul, South Korea
Eichardt’s Bar at Eichardt’s Private Hotel – Queenstown, New Zealand
Lobster Bar and Grill at Island Shangri-La – Hong Kong
Manhattan at Regent Singapore – Singapore
Moon Bar at Banyan Tree – Bangkok, Thailand
Rock Bar at Ayana Resort – Bali, Indonesia
The Bamboo Bar at the Mandarin Oriental – Bangkok, Thailand
Vida Rica Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Macau, China

Best New Cocktail Bar – Asia & Pacific

Bar Trigona at the Four Seasons – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cantina OK! – Sydney, Australia
DarkSide – Hong Kong
Deadshot – Auckland, New Zealand
The Hotel Esplanade – Melbourne, Australia
MAYBE SAMMY – Sydney, Australia
MO Bar – Singapore
Punch Room at The Shanghai Edition – Shanghai, China
The Scout at The Dolphin Hotel – Sydney, Australia
The SG Club – Tokyo, Japan

Best Bar Team – Asia & Pacific

28 HongKong Street – Singapore
Black Pearl – Melbourne, Australia
Charles H. at the Four Seasons – Seoul, South Korea
Jigger & Pony – Singapore
Mea Culpa – Auckland, New Zealand
The Gresham Bar – Queensland, Australia
The Lobo Plantation – Sydney, Australia
The Old Man – Hong Kong
Tropic City – Bangkok, Thailand
Zuma – Hong Kong




Best American Cocktail Bar – USA (East)

Amor Y Amargo – New York, NY
Attaboy – New York, NY
barmini by José Andrés – Washington, D.C.
Drink – Boston, MA
Ghost Donkey – New York, NY
Grand Army – New York, NY
Leyenda – New York, NY
Pouring Ribbons – New York, NY
Proof – Charleston, SC
Raines Law Room – New York, NY

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar – USA (East)

Bathtub Gin – New York, NY
Buffalo & Bergen – Washington, D.C.
Earls Prudential – Boston, MA
Jack Rose – Washington, D.C.
Merchant & Trade – Charlotte, NC
Porchlight – New York, NY
R House – Baltimore, MD
The Dead Rabbit – New York, NY
The Tippler – New York, NY
Yvonne’s – Boston, MA

Best Restaurant Bar – USA (East)

Bar Mezzana – Boston, MA
The Dabney Cellar – Washington, D.C.
DANTE – New York, NY
Empire State South – Atlanta, GA
Gramercy Tavern – New York, NY
Kimball House – Decatur, GA
No. 9 Park – Boston, MA
Silver Dollar – Louisville, KY
The Baldwin Bar – Woburn, MA
The Modern – New York, NY

Best Hotel Bar – USA (East)

Bar Fiori at The Langham New York, Fifth Avenue – New York, NY
Brothers and Sisters at Line Hotel – Washington, D.C.
Covina at Park South Hotel – New York, NY
Diego at the Public Hotel – New York, NY
L27 Rooftop Lounge at the Westin – Nashville, TN
Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar at Four Seasons Hotel – Miami, FL
Roof at Park South Hotel – New York, NY
The Hawthorne at the Hotel Commonwealth – Boston, MA
The Living Room at The Dewberry Hotel – Charleston, SC
Westlight at the William Vale Hotel – New York, NY

Best New Cocktail Bar – USA (East)

Cafe La Trova – Miami, FL
Dear Irving on Hudson – New York, NY
Existing Conditions – New York, NY
Jaguar Sun – Miami, FL
KAIDO – Miami, FL
Katana Kitten – New York, NY
Manhatta – New York, NY
The Green Zone – Washington, D.C.
The Polynesian – New York, NY
Undercote – New York, NY

Best Bar Team – USA (East)

Amor Y Amargo – New York, NY
Barmini by José Andrés – Washington, D.C.
Clover Club – New York, NY
DANTE – New York, NY
Eastern Standard – Boston, MA
Ghost Donkey – New York, NY
Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar at Four Seasons Hotel – Miami, FL
Leyenda – New York, NY
Proof – Charleston, SC
The NoMad – New York, NY



Best Cocktail Bar – USA (Central)

Best Intentions – Chicago, IL
Billy Sunday—Chicago, IL
Estereo— Chicago, IL
Julep – Houston, Tx
Latitude 29 – New Orleans, LA
Manifesto—Kansas City, MO
Patterson House – Nashville, TN
Porco Lounge & Tiki Room—Cleveland, OH
The Aviary- Chicago, IL
The Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge- Kansas City, MO

Best High Volume Bar – USA (Central)

Atomic Lounge- Birmingham, AL
Ball & Biscuit – Indianapolis, IN
Barrel Proof – New Orleans, LA
Cindy’s- Chicago, IL
Eat Street Social – Minneapolis, MN
Eight Row Flint- Houston, TX
Half Step – Austin, TX
Nickel City- Austin, TX
Sportsman’s Club- Chicago, IL
The Roosevelt Room- Austin, TX

Best Restaurant Bar USA – USA (Central)

Bad Hunter- Chicago, IL
Better Luck Tomorrow- Houston, TX
Coltivare – Houston, TX
Justine- New Orleans, LA
Oak at Fourteenth- Boulder, CO
Odette- Florence, AL
Sepia- Chicago, IL
Snackbar- Oxford, MS
The Rieger- Kansas City, MO
Ticonderoga Club- Atlanta, GA

Best Hotel Bar USA – USA (Central)

Compere Lapin, New Orleans, LA
Midnight Rambler at the Joule Hotel, Dallas, TX
Sable Kitchen & Bar at the Palomar Hotel – Chicago, IL
Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel – New Orleans, LA
Sternewirth at Hotel Emma – San Antonio, TX
The Berkshire Room at Acme Hotel Company – Chicago, IL
The Driskill Bar at the Hyatt – Austin, TX
The Lobby Bar at the Ace Hotel – New Orleans, LA
VASO Dublin at AC Hotel Columbus – Dublin, OH

Best New Cocktail Bar USA – USA (Central)

Bar Sotano – Chicago, IL
Here Nor There – Austin, TX
Jewel of the South – New Orleans, LA
Kumiko – Chicago, IL
Lost Whale – Milwaukee, WI
Neon Wilderness – Chicago, IL
Pearl Diver – Nashville, TN
Queen’s Park – Birmingham, AL
Young American – Chicago, IL
Z Bar at The Peninsula Chicago – Chicago, IL

Best Bar Team USA – USA (Central)

Bad Hunter – Chicago, IL
Estereo – Chicago, IL
Half Step – Austin, TX
Lost Lake – Chicago, IL
Nickel City – Chicago, IL
Sable Kitchen & Bar at the Palomar Hotel – Chicago, IL
Sportsman’s Club – Chicago, IL
The Aviary – Chicago, IL
The Roosevelt Room – Austin, TX
Three Dots and a Dash – Chicago, IL



Best Cocktail Bar – USA (West)

Bar Clacson- Los Angeles, CA
Bar Jackalope – Los Angeles, CA
Bar Leather Apron- Honolulu, HI
Bibo Ergo Sum- Los Angeles, CA
Navy Strength- Seattle, WA
Rumba- Seattle, WA
The Slipper Clutch- Los Angeles, CA
The Varnish- Los Angeles, CA
Trick Dog- San Francisco, CA
UnderTow- Phoenix, AZ

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar – USA (West)

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour- Phoenix, AZ
Caña Rum Bar- Los Angeles, CA
Harvard and Stone, Los Angeles, CA
Herbs and Rye – Las Vegas, NV
Las Perlas – Los Angeles, CA
Melrose Umbrella Co. – Los Angeles, CA
Occidental – Denver, CO
Paper Plane – San Jose, CA
Polite Provisions– San Diego, CA
Shady Lady Saloon – Sacramento, CA

Best Restaurant Bar – USA (West)

Bar Agricole – San Francisco, CA
Eveleigh – West Hollywood, CA
Hatchet Hall – Los Angeles, CA
Kindred – San Diego, CA
Manresa – Los Gatos, CA
Nopa – San Francisco, CA
Otium – Los Angeles, CA
Redbird – Los Angeles, CA
Republique – Los Angeles, CA
The Saratoga – San Francisco, CA

Best Hotel Bar – USA (West)

Broken Shaker at the Freehand Hotel, Los Angeles – San Francisco, CA
Charmaine’s Rooftop Bar & Lounge at San Francisco Proper Hotel – San Francisco, CA
Libertine Social at the Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NV
MiniBar Hollywood at the Best Western Plus, Hollywood Hills Hotel – Los Angeles, CA
Pennyroyal at Kimpton Palladian Hotel – Seattle, WA
The Dorsey at the Venetian Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
The Nest at the Thompson Seattle – Seattle, WA
The NoMad Bar at the NoMad Hotel– Los Angeles, CA
The Normandie Club at the Hotel Normandie – Los Angeles, CA
The Spare Room at the Roosevelt Hotel– Los Angeles, CA
Citizen Rail at Kimpton Hotel Born, Denver, CO

Best New Cocktail Bar – USA (West)

Bon Voyage – San Francisco, CA
Cleaver- Butchered Meats, Seafood and Classic Cocktails – Las Vegas, NV
Death & Co. – Denver, CO
Little Rituals – Phoenix, AZ
Mr. Coco – Las Vegas, NV
NoMad Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Raised by Wolves – San Diego, CA
The Snug – Sacramento, CA
The Streamliner – Los Angeles, CA
Zombie Village – San Francisco, CA

Best Bar Team – USA (West)

Bar Clacson – Los Angeles, CA
Broken Shaker Los Angeles at Freehand LA – Los Angeles, CA
Herbs and Rye – Las Vegas, NV
NoMad LA – Los Angeles, CA
Polite Provisions – San Diego, CA
Rye – San Francisco, CA
The Normandie Club – Los Angeles, CA
The Varnish – Los Angeles, CA
Trick Dog – San Francisco, CA
UnderTow – Phoenix, AZ
Wildhawk – San Francisco, CA
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