You might have heard of The Bar Awards Singapore; the 2016 edition happened earlier this year during Singapore Cocktail Week. The Singapore-based brand has recently expanded to Hong Kong, bringing the same system of public nominations and two rounds of voting by the Panel (a holistic group of bar owners, bartenders, journalists, and connoisseurs) to our fellow Asian metropolitan.

We bring you the results of The Bar Awards Hong Kong 2016 – hot off the podium -, which concluded with a massive night of celebration and revelry at Zuma Hong Kong on Sunday night (25 September), as well as the rest of the finalists who made it to the top 10 for each category:

Young Bartender of the Year, presented by East Imperial

Winner: Kervin Unido – Mr & Mrs Fox

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Kervin Unido, Mr and Mrs Fox

Ajit Gurung – Stockton

Timothee Becquerlaux – The Continental

Prem Shireesh – ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge

Austen Lendrum – Mahalo Tiki Lounge

Aili Nguyen – VEA Restaurant & Lounge

Natasia Flores – The Pontiac

Ashim Gurung – Mott 32

Kovic Rai – Mr & Mrs Fox

Toby Lo – Quinary

Kshitiz Gurung – Stockton

Best Wine Bar, presented by Berry Bros and Rudd

Winner: La Cabane Wine Bistro

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La Cabane Wine Bistro

Caprice (Four Seasons)

ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge

MyHouse

Café Grey Deluxe (The Upper House)

121BC

Bibo

Serge et le Phoque

Mercedes Me

Le Bistro Winebeast

Best Restaurant Bar, presented by William Chase

Winner: ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge

ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge

ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge

Potato Head Hong Kong

Zuma

8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

Lobster Bar and Grill (Island Shangri-La)

Mr & Mrs Fox

Brickhouse

Yardbird

VEA Restaurant & Lounge

Rummin’ Tings

Best Beer Bar, presented by Pilsner Urquell

Winner: The Globe

The Globe

The Globe

The Bottle Shop (formerly Little Beer Room)

BrewDog

The Roundhouse Taproom

Second Draft

FRITES

Hong Kong Brew House

The Ale Project

65 Peel

Bobby’s Rabble

Best Nightclub, presented by G. H. Mumm

Winner: Ophelia

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Ophelia

Dragon-i

Ce La Vi

Boujis

OZONE (The Ritz Carlton)

Volar

Drop

Levels

Play

Insomnia

Best Bar Food, presented by Aperol and Peroni

Winner: Ham and Sherry

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Ham and Sherry

Zuma

ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge

Stockton

Duddell’s

Potato Head Hong Kong

8 1/2 e Mezzo Bombana

Lily & Bloom

Stone Nullah Tavern

Rummin’ Tings

Best Hotel Bar, presented by The Singleton

Winner: Lobster Bar and Grill – Island Shangri-La

Lobster Bar and Grill

Lobster Bar and Grill

MO Bar – The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Flint Grill & Bar – JW Marriott Hong Kong

Café Grey Deluxe – The Upper House

Captain’s Bar – Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

The Envoy – The Pottinger

Blue Bar – Four Seasons Hong Kong

Sugar – EAST, Hong Kong

Tiffany’s New York Bar – InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

Vibes – The Mira

Best Hospitality Team, presented by St. George Spirits

Winner: Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge

Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge

Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge

Yardbird

Stockton

Lobster Bar and Grill

The Pontiac

Zuma

Quinary

Bar Butler The Japanese Whisky Bar

The Woods

Carbone

Most Creative Cocktail Bar, presented by D1

Winner: Quinary

Quinary

Quinary

Zuma

The Woods

Ham and Sherry

Stockton

Honi Honi Tiki Lounge

Flint Bar & Grill – JW Marriott Hong Kong

Duddell’s

VEA Restaurant & Lounge

Sohofama

Best New Cocktail Bar, presented by Monkey Shoulder

Winner: Foxglove

Foxglove

Foxglove

The Pontiac

Potato Head Hong Kong

Ophelia

Mahalo Tiki Lounge

Seafood Room

VEA Restaurant & Lounge

Mercedes Me

Jinjuu

Paradis Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

The Ada Coleman Award, presented by Don Julio

Winner: Beckaly Franks – The Pontiac

Beckaly Franks, The Pontiac

Beckaly Franks, The Pontiac

Amanda Wan – The Envoy, The Pottinger Hotel

Victoria Chow – The Woods

Ana Souza – The Pontiac

Dorothy Lam – Seafood Room

Laura Prabowo – Otto Lounge

Christine Lam – Quinary

Rosni Gurung – Mott 32

Vicky Kwan – Rhoda

Isabella Vannoni – The Optimist

Bartender of the Year, presented by Bacardi

Winner: Arkadiusz Rybak – Zuma

Arkadiuz Rybak, Zuma - the bar awards hong kong 2016 results

Arkadiuz Rybak, Zuma

Agung Prabowo – Mandarin Oriental

Antonio Lai – Quinary

Devender Sehgal – 8 1/2 e Mezzo Bombana

Suraj Gurung – Stockton

Masayuki Uchida – Bar Butler The Japanese Whisky Bar

Ryan Nightingale – Ham and Sherry

Beckaly Franks – The Pontiac

Jay Khan – formaly Osteria Felice

Wallace Lau – Topiary

Best Cocktail Bar, presented by Stolichnaya

Winner: Stockton

Stockton - the bar awards hong kong 2016 results

Stockton

Zuma

Quinary

Lobster Bar and Grill – Island Shangri-La

Bar Butler The Japanese Whisky Bar

Ham and Sherry

8 1/2 e Mezzo Bombana

The Woods

The Pontiac

ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge

There you have it. If you’re heading to Hong Kong soon – or live in Hong Kong, even – we’re sure a night at any one of these stellar bars will be a great one. Enjoy!