Public names best in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton and London

Albert's Schloss entrance

The winning bars, pubs and clubs have been announced in the annual DesignMyNight awards for Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton and London.

The winners are based purely on a public vote with no shortlists, no editorial favourites, no industry favourites. This year was the biggest by far, attracting over 20,000 votes across the five cities.

It is part of DesignMyNight, one of the UK’s largest nightlife websites and booking portals, which attracts over 3.5m views per month.

Its team noted that the results showed a particular trend to venues that went that extra mile to please their customers, whether it be in the entertainment on offer or quirky cocktails.

They also highlighted the rise of bars offering a leisure activity, with darts destination Flight Club and ping-pong venue Bounce taking top London awards.

For the first time, the London awards also celebrated local businesses with categories across 18 different areas from Peckham to Notting Hill, with over 160 venues given accolades this year.

As a leading ticketing platform, the DesignMyNight awards also celebrated the best events and pop-ups in the UK cities.

London overall winners
Best Bar – Nightjar, Shoreditch
Best Pub – Aeronaut, Acton
Best Club – The Laundry, Hackney
Best Casual Dining – Jones Family Project, Shoreditch
Best All-In-One – Bounce Holborn
Best New Venue – Flight Club, Shoreditch
Best Cocktail Menu – The Cocktail Trading Company, Smithfield
Best Happy Hour – Simmons group
Best Outdoor Space – The Eagle, Hammersmith
Best Event – London Cocktail Week
Best Pop-Up – South Pole Saloon, Brixton
For a full list of winners for each area, visit

Birmingham winners
Best Bar – The Botanist
Best Pub – The Church Inn
Best Club – Lab11
Best Casual Dining – Nosh & Quaff
Best All-In-One – Rainbow Venues
Best New Venue – Buffalo & Rye
Best Cocktail Menu – Gas Street Social
Best Happy Hour – Island Bar
Best Outdoor Space – The Lord Clifden
Best Event – Spice Club Birmingham
Best Pop-Up – Digbeth Dining Club

Manchester winners
Best Bar – The Fitzgerald
Best Pub – Briton’s Protection
Best Club – Gorilla
Best Casual Dining – Banyan Bar & Kitchen
Best All-In-One – Albert’s Schloss
Best New Venue – Cottonopolis
Best Cocktail Menu – Elixir Tonics & Treats
Best Happy Hour – Tusk
Best Outdoor Space – Dukes 92
Best Event – Ultimate Power

Glasgow winners
Best Bar – Tabac
Best Pub – Kitty O’Sheas
Best Club – Sub Club
Best Casual Dining – Lucky 7 Canteen
Best All-In-One – Hillhead Book Club
Best New Venue – Thaikhun
Best Cocktail Menu – The Research Club
Best Outdoor Space – Brel
Best Pop-Up – Section 33

Brighton winners
Best Bar – The Mesmerist
Best Pub – The Tempest Inn
Best Club – The Haunt
Best Casual Dining – Dead Wax Social
Best All-In-One – Pattners
Best New Venue – Stock Burger Co
Best Cocktail Menu – Plotting Parlour
Best Happy Hour – Be At One Brighton
Best Outdoor Space – Hare and Hounds
Best Pop-Up – Brighton Spiegeltent

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