Nightlife legends and newcomers win in London Club & Bar Awards


Bonbonniere London

From Mahiki and Ministry of Sound to newcomers Madison and Bonbonniere, the winners have been announced in this year’s London Club & Bar Awards.

Barsmith, which opened in Farringdon in September last year, was named best neighbourhood bar, and Joe Fournier’s late-night Bonbonniere (pictured) off Oxford Street took the title of best new club.

The ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel Park Lane last night (June 8) also saw Mayfair’s legendary Mahiki win the award for best bar, So.UK in Clapham named best DJ bar, and D&D London’s rooftop destination Madison in New Change, near St Paul’s, win the title of best City bar.

Cirque le Soir in Soho took the award for London’s best club, with Ministry of Sound named best dance club, Raffles best late-night club and Dstrkt best club-restaurant. Awards for best nights went to Cirque le Soir on Mondays and Dstrkt on Tuesdays.

The title of bartender of the year, sponsored by Jägermeister, was won by Georgi Radev from Mahiki, while Andy Crofts, general manager of The Roof Gardens in Kensington, was named sexiest host.

The award for best design went to restaurant and bar Novikov in Mayfair which was the work of Geometric Design Moscow. Club No 41 in Mayfair won the award for best club interior concept.

An award was given to DJ Sam Young for Outstanding Achievement to London Nightlife, while club entrepreneur Jake Parkinson-Smith – a partner in Raffles – received an award for Services to the Industry.

Musician and DJ Tommy Mack shared the annual Up All Night Award with Jeremy Nargi, marketing director of gentlemen’s club group Spearmint Rhino.

Best club entertainment awards were given to Ice Entertainments and The Saxman and the award for best DJ went to Justin Berkmann. Awards for best parties, promotions and marketing went to Lux Guest List, promoter Doug Wendel and A List respectively.

June 15, 2015: Amendments, including the addition of two missing winners left off the initial announcement of the winners.

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