Tales Of The Cocktail 2020 Spirited Awards Winners Announced

By Neat Pour Staff |

After much ado (including a postponement, a recasting of the votes, and a rules change), Tales of the Cocktail announced their 2020 Spirited Awards winners today.

Some categories like the World’s Best Bar were eliminated this year. And, other winners will be revealed via pre-recorded Spirited ‘show’ September 24. During that event, the committee will present the remaining plates: the Helen David Lifetime Achievement, Philanthropy, World’s Best Bar and the Pioneer Award.

However, the bulk of the winners were announced today. The list follows.


  • Best American Bar Team

Café La Trova — Miami, FL

  • Best American Brand Ambassador

Robin Nance — Beam Suntory 

  • Best American Cocktail Bar

Pacific Cocktail Haven — San Francisco, CA

  • Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar

ABV — San Francisco, CA

  • Best American Hotel Bar

The Spare Room at The Hollywood Roosevelt — Los Angeles, CA

  • Best American Restaurant Bar

The Silver Dollar — Louisville, KY

  • Best New American Cocktail Bar

Silver Lyan — Washington, D.C.


  • Best International Bar Team

The Connaught Bar — London, UK

  • Best International Brand Ambassador

Camille Austin — Casa Lumbre Spirits

  • Best International Cocktail Bar

Native — Singapore

  • Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar

Licorería Limantour — Mexico City, Mexico

  • Best International Hotel Bar

Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood Hotel — London, UK

  • Best International Restaurant Bar

Sober Company — Shanghai, China

  • Best New International Cocktail Bar

Kwānt — London, UK


  • Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication

Half Full (Daily Beast)

  • Best Cocktail & Spirits Writing

“JaNee: Where is She Now” by Aaron Goldfarb for PUNCH

  • Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book

The Martini Cocktail: A Meditation on the World’s Greatest Drink, with Recipes by Robert Simonson

  • Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History or Spirits

Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time by Brad Thomas Parsons

  • Best Broadcast, Podcast or Online Video Series



  • Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient

Tequila Fortaleza Winter Blend 2019

  • World’s Best Cocktail Menu

ATLAS Bar — Singapore

  • World’s Best Spirits Selection

Amor Y Amargo – New York, NY

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