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Paladar Bar of The Year 2023

Bar of the Year 2023 Awards Winners Announced

The Bar of the Year 2023 Awards ceremony took place in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road last night, with a galaxy of contenders being celebrated for their contributions to the hospitality industry.

With 30 awards being given out on the night, those who took home an award were considered to demonstrate the highest level of mixology, ambiance, and service, captivating patrons with unforgettable experiences.

After rigorous evaluation and deliberation by an esteemed panel of industry experts only the best in the industry were crowned winners. Paladar in Co. Cork took home the much-anticipated Bar of the Year award. Amongst many other winners on the night, Bar No 23. at The Merrion Hotel in Co. Dublin took home Gold for “Five Star Hotel Bar of the Year” Sponsored by London Essence, while BAR 1661 took home Gold for “Innovative Bar of the Year”, Sponsored by Istil 38.ces.

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Bar of the Year 2023 Award Winners

5 Star Hotel Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – Bar No 23. at The Merrion Hotel, Co.Dublin
Silver Winner – The Courtyard Bar at Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, Co.Kildare
Bronze Winner – The Sidecar Bar at The Westbury, Co.Dublin
Sponsored by London Essence
Bar Food of the Year
Gold Winner – Blake’s Bar Galway, Co.Galway
Silver Winner- The Blue Haven Kinsale, Co.Cork
Bronze Winner – The Hideout, Co. Kildare
Best Bar To Watch The Match
Gold Winner – Woolshed Baa & Grill Cork, Co.Cork
Silver Winner – Dignam’s Bar, Co. Monaghan
Bronze Winner – Buskers On The Ball, Co. Dublin
Sponsored by Sky Business
Best Designed Bar / Inside Space
Gold Winner – The Montenotte Hotel, Co. Cork
Silver Winner – The Gables, Co. Dublin
Bronze Winner – Paladar, Co. Cork
Best Live Entertainment Bar
Gold Winner – The Porter House, Co. Mayo
Silver Winner – The Blue Haven Kinsale, Co. Cork
Bronze Winner – O’Donoghue Public House, Co. Kerry
Best Newcomer
Gold Winner – Paladar, Co. Cork
Silver Winner – Kodiak, Co. Dublin
Bronze Winner – The Gables, Co. Dublin
Best Value Pub
Gold Winner – Oasis Bar, Co. Donegal
Silver Winner – The Black Forge Inn, Co. Dublin
City Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – Left Bank, Co. Kilkenny
Silver Winner – Lemon & Duke, Co. Dublin
Bronze Winner – The Front Door Pub, Co. Galway
Sponsored by Schweppes
Cocktail Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – BAR 1661, Co. Dublin
Silver Winner – Paladar, Co. Cork
Bronze Winner – 9 Below, Co. Dublin
Sponsored by Maker’s Mark
Craft Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – Caribou, Co. Galway
Silver Winner – Lock 13 Brewpub, Co. Kildare
Bronze Winner – Impala, Co. Cork
Gastro Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – The Dew Drop Inn & Brewhouse, Co. Kildare
Silver Winner – Monks, Co. Clare
Bronze Winner – Russells Seafood Bar, Doolin, Co. Clare
Sponsored by Classic Drinks
Gin Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – Andy’s Bar Monaghan, Co. Monaghan
Silver Winner – Tigh Nora, Co. Galway
Bronze Winner – HYDE Bar & Gin Parlour, Co. Galway
Sponsored by Xin Gin
Hotel Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – HYDE Bar, Co. Galway
Silver Winner – The Montenotte Hotel, Co. Cork
Bronze Winner – Dunes Bar & Bistro at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Co. Cork
Sponsored by Tia Maria
Innovative Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – BAR 1661, Co. Dublin
Silver Winner – Nevins Newfield Inn, Co. Mayo
Bronze Winner – Cask, Co. Cork
Sponsored by Istil 38
Late Bar / Nightclub of the Year
Gold Winner – 37 Dawson Street, Co. Dublin
Silver Winner – r.i.o.t. Dublin, Co. Dublin
Bronze Winner – 1314 at Jerry Flannerys, Co. Limerick
Local Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – Dignam’s Bar, Co. Monaghan
Silver Winner – Peadars Bar Moate, Co. Westmeath
Bronze Winner – The Railway Tavern, Fahan, Co. Donegal
Sponsored by New Payment Innovation Limited
Outside Space of the Year
Gold Winner – House Dublin, Co. Dublin
Silver Winner – Kenny’s of Lucan, Co. Dublin
Bronze Winner – Nevins Newfield Inn, Co. Mayo
Outstanding Customer Service Award
Gold Winner – The Landmark, Co. Dublin
Silver Winner – Russell’s Saloon Gin Emporium, Co. Louth
Bronze Winner – Harrigan’s Bar & Grill, Co. Kildare
Sponsored by Cointreau
Restaurant Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – FIRE Steakhouse & Bar, Co. Dublin
Silver Winner – The Club At Goffs, Co. Kildare
Bronze Winner – Mama Yo, Co. Dublin
Sponsored by Coole Swan
Tourist Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – The Brazen Head, Co. Dublin
Silver Winner – The Locke, Co. Limerick
Bronze Winner – Brass Fox Wicklow, Co. Wicklow
Sponsored by QuickTips
Traditional Bar of the Year
Gold Winner – The Stag’s Head, Co. Dublin
Silver Winner – Gracie’s Bar, Co. Sligo
Bronze Winner – The Brazen Head, Co. Dublin
Visitor Attraction of the Year
Gold Winner – Roe & Co Distillery, Co. Dublin
Silver Winner – Lock 13 Brewpub, Co. Kildare
Bronze Winner – The Black Forge Inn, Co. Dublin
Sponsored by Excel Recruitment
Whiskey Bar Of The Year
Gold Winner – The Shelbourne Bar Cork, Co. Cork
Silver Winner – Sonny Molloy’s Irish Whiskey Bar, Co. Galway
Bronze Winner – Costigan’s Pub, Co. Cork
Sponsored by Roe & Co
Pub Group of the Year
Gold Winner – Nola Clan
Sponsored by Alliance Ireland
Staff Personality of the Year
Ian Murray
Bar Manager of the Year
Conor Moloney
People’s Choice Award
Dublin – The Black Forge, Co.Dublin
Leinster – The Hideout, Co.Kildare
Munster – The Locke, Co.Limerick
Connacht / Ulster – McHughs Bar, Co.Leitrim
Overall Winner – The Locke, Co.Limerick
Judges Choice
Winner – Jimmy Rabbittes
Gail Cotter Special Recognotion Award
Winner – Mary Kerrigan, Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
Bar of the Year
Winner – Paladar
Sponsored by Licensing World
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