London bars triumph in new European-wide awards

Connaught Bar

The Connaught Bar and The Gibson in London were among winners in the first European-wide Mixology Bar Awards held in Berlin last night.

The bar at The Connaught hotel (pictured above) was named best European bar while its director of mixology, Ago Perrone, won the title of best European mixologist.

The Gibson (pictured below), which was opened in Old Street at the end of last year by bartender Marian Beke, was named best new European bar.

The three categories were added to the Mixology Bar Awards for the first time this year, extending them from their traditional coverage of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

The winner of the other European-wide category, best spirit or bar product, was Stiggins’ Fancy Plantation Pineapple Rum from Maison Ferrand, distributed in the UK by Identity Drinks Brands.

The 10th Mixology Bar Awards were held last night at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin-Mitte ahead of the first day of the European trade show Bar Convent Berlin. It was hosted by Courvorsier’s global brand ambassador Rebecca Asseline and Belgian bar entrepreneur Ben Belmans.

Germany led the winners in the categories for Germany, Switzerland and Austria including Imperii in Leipzig, Goldene Bar in Munich, The Parlour in Frankfurt and Bar am Steinplatz at Hotel am Steinplatz in Berlin. Best bar winners in each country were Widder Bar in Zurich, Hammond Bar in Vienna and Les Fleurs Du Mal in Munich. See below for the full list.

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European awards

Best European Bar (presented by Heineken)
The Connaught Bar, London

Best New European Bar (presented by Mixology magazine)
The Gibson, London

Best European Mixologist (presented by Linie Aquavit)
Agostino Perrone, The Connaught Bar, London

Best European Spirit/Bar Product (presented by Bar Convent Berlin)
Stiggins’ Fancy Plantation Pineapple Rum

Germany, Switzerland and Austria winners

Newcomer of the Year (presented by Nikka Whisky)
Falco Torini, Miranda, Vienna

Mixologist of the Year (presented by Sierra Tequila)
Lukas Motejzik, Zephyr Bar & Herzog, Munich)

Host of the Year (presented by Bushmills Whiskey)
Andreas Till, Pacific Times, Munich

Bar Team of the Year (presented by Asbach)
Goldene Bar, Munich

Bar Menu of the Year (presented by Gin Mare)
The Parlour, Frankfurt

Brand Ambassador of the Year (presented by Thomas Henry)
Sebastian Schneider, Fernet Branca/Borco

Sales Representative of the Year (presented by Nespresso)
Rainer Claßen, Diageo Reserve Germany

Hotel Bar of the Year (presented by Perrier Water)
Bar am Steinplatz, Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin

New Bar of the Year (presented by The Kraken Rum)
Imperii, Leipzig

Bar of the Year Germany (presented by Perrier-Jouët Champagne)
Les Fleurs Du Mal, Munich

Bar of the Year Austria (presented by Del Fabro)
Hammond Bar, Vienna

Bar of the Year Switzerland (presented by Xellent Vodka)
Widder Bar, Zurich

Plantation Pineapple

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