It has been a bumper year for the Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022 as more than 3500 people have had their say in naming Scotland’s most loved pubs, with thousands of votes cast online over the last few months.
Now in their 27th year, The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards – dubbed the hospitality Oscars, celebrate Scotland’s licensed trade and shine a spotlight on all aspects of the hospitality industry, featuring standout pubs up and down the country in more than 24 categories. These include Antos Dog Friendly Pub of The Year; Hi-Spirits Best Live Music Venue; The Busker Cocktail Bar of the Year and Kopparberg New Bar of the Year.
Over 75 leading finalists have been revealed today including Glasgow’s stylish Moskito and the eclectic Bourbon in Edinburgh for the Pernod Ricard Best Late Night Venue.
Seeking out the nation’s most creative drinks, trailblazing whisky and cocktail bar, The Gate, and the adventurous Absent Ear are up for the Busker Cocktail bar, alongside the Cocktail Mafia in Edinburgh and Lido in Troon.
The inaugural Molson Coors Scottish Bar of the Year will see Broughty Ferry’s The Fort, Dundee’s Jute Café bar, Inverness-based Scotch & Rye and Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Café battle it out to be crowned Scotland’s best bar.
Independent Operators are the driving force for hospitality. Up for the DRAM Independent Pub Group of the Year award for 2022 are Buzzworks Holdings in Ayrshire who have an award-winning portfolio of bars and restaurants in Scotland including Vic’s & The Vine, Scotts, The Mill House, Lido, The Duke and The Bridge Inn to name a few. Also in the running are Bread Meats Bread, who have six eponymous venues serving up award winning burgers and cocktails, and the Bruce group, who focus on drinks-led retailing with an inherent added value experience in Edinburgh and Fife. Their multi-venue portfolio includes Stramash, The Mash House, Opium, Dusk and the Royal Mile Tavern.
Scotland’s longest running licensed trade awards also look to celebrate rising stars in the industry, community led initiatives and give a much-needed boost to those championing the late-night economy.
Every finalist has been voted for by the public and people in the trade and will have been visited by mystery shoppers. Winners will be announced at a prestigious award ceremony on 30th August 2022 at The Doubletree Glasgow Central, in Glasgow.
Organiser, Susan Young said: “The votes are in and verified and the time is nearly here to celebrate the best of the best at The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022.
“The licensed trade needs our support more than ever and Scottish hospitality has never been better. Congratulations to all the finalists – your recognition is very well deserved, and I can’t wait to see who takes home the trophies at this year’s awards.”
The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022 will announce all category winners at a glitzy award ceremony on August 30th. Where guests will also be able to enjoy entertainment from Abba MANIA.
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The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022 finalists. *Note that the awards are alphabetical and in no particular order.
|Black Ivy, Edinburgh|
|The Forth Inn, Aberfoyle|
|The White Stag, Callander|
|The Coach House, Bridge of Weir|
|The Fox & Willow, Ayr|
|The Huxley, Edinburgh|
|Little Soho, Jordanhill|
|The Albananch, Edinburgh|
|The Malt Room, Inverness|
|The Piper Whisky Bar, Glasgow|
Deanston Guru of the Year
|Gillian Kirkland /The Piper’s Whisky Bar|
|Matt McPherson/ The Malt Room|
|Alastair Shaw/The Gate|
|Simon Smith/ Whisky & Cynicism|
|Clippens Inn, Linwood|
|Granny Gibbs, Whiteinch|
|Silver Wing, Edinburgh|
|The Weston Tavern, Kilmaurs|
|Box Bar & Club, Glasgow|
|St Luke’s & The Winged Ox, Glasgow|
|Nicola Armstrong – Macgochans, Mull|
|Matt Colligan – Bier Hall|
|Lee Little – Lido, Troon|
|Connor Smith – Hamilton Palace, Hamilton|
|Keir Beckwith, Gaucho|
|HC&C Restaurant Group, Glasgowr|
|Scoop Restaurants, Glasgow|
|The Dome, Edinburgh|
|Ga Ga Kitchen & Bar, Glasgow|
|Ralph & Finns , Glasgow|
|The Ubiquitous Chip , Glasgow|
|The Albyn, Aberdeen|
|The Fox, Troon|
|Giddy Goose, Perth|
|Jimmy Badgers, Inverness|
|Allegria Eatery, Largs|
|Caffe Parma, Glasgow|
|Boar’s Head, Auchtermuchty|
|The Fort, Broughty Ferry|
|Jute Cafe Bar, Dundee|
|Scotch & Rye, Inverness|
|Kelvingrove Café, Glasgow|
Old Tom Gin Hotel Bar of the Year
|18, Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews|
|The American Bar, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder|
|Virgin Hotels, The Commons Club, Edinburgh|
|The Lounge Bar, Fonab Castle, Pitlochry|
|Charlie’s Loft, Glasgow|
The Record Factory, Glasgow
|Contini’s Scottish Restaurant, Edinburgh|
The Busker Cocktail Bar of the Year
|The Absent Ear, Glasgow|
|The Cocktail Mafia, Edinburgh|
|The Gate, Glasgow|
|The Lido, Troon|
Independent Operator of the Year
|Bread Meets Bread (BMB), Glasgow|
|The Bruce Group, Edinburgh|
|The Palais, Glasgow|
|The Station Bar, Glasgow|
|The Waverley, Wishaw|
On the night there will be various other awards including:
The Lifetime Achievement Award
Inspirational Women Award