Winning bars and restaurants announced in ALMR Late Night Awards

Julian Taylor Design - Impossible, Manchester Copyright - Richard Southall

Tokyo Industries’ spectacular bar Impossible in Manchester was among winners in the 2017 Late Night Awards run by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

Impossible (pictured), which opened in the Great Northern building off Deansgate in June, was named best new venue at the Dusk til Dawn ceremony at Café de Paris in London last night. More than 300 nominations were received this year across six categories.

The award for best late-night drink went to The New World Trading Company which operates the expanding group of The Botanist bar-restaurants as well as sites such as The Smugglers Cove and The Club House in Liverpool and The Oast House in Manchester.

Living Ventures Group, whose bars and restaurants include Red Door, The Alchemist and Manchester House, picked up the award for best late-night food.

The award for best late-night entertainment went to Maxwell’s Group whose London venues include Roadhouse, Southern Joe’s Table & Bar, Tropicana Beach Club, Maxwell’s and Café de Paris.

CG Restaurants & Bars collected the award for best marketing and promotions for its Dirty Martini bars in London and Cardiff.

The award for best service and team development went to Beds & Bars, which operates Belushi’s bars in London, Edinburgh, Bath and Newquay in Cornwall as well as St Christopher’s Inns hostels.

ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “Congratulations to all this year’s winners. Every one of them has proven themselves to be innovative and eye-catching in an incredibly competitive sector.

“The UK’s late-night eating and drinking market is one of the country’s best assets, home to some of the most exciting entrepreneurs. The range of businesses honoured at the Late Night Awards shows the fantastic strength and variety or businesses connected to the night-time economy.”

Impossible in Manchester, designed by Julian Taylor Design Associates, is profiled in the October print edition of Bar magazine. View it digitally here.

Picture by Richard Southall of Emphasis Photography.

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