The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022 Finalists


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.

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Black Ivy, Edinburgh
The Forth Inn, Aberfoyle
Inndeep, Glasgow
The White Stag, Callander
Brewhemia, Edinburgh
7469762B-1082-4378-B5DF-5E70F210A7E7 4 5005 cAro Procurement Customer Service Award
The Coach House, Bridge of Weir
The Fox & Willow, Ayr
The Huxley, Edinburgh
Little Soho, Jordanhill
5FAF6BC3-543F-458C-80BC-F756F0DC7AAC 4 5005 cBenromach Whisky Bar of the Year
The Albananch, Edinburgh
Artisan, Wishaw
The Malt Room, Inverness
The Piper Whisky Bar, Glasgow
Deanston Guru of the Year
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Gillian Kirkland /The Piper’s Whisky Bar
Derek Mather/Artisan
Matt McPherson/ The Malt Room
Alastair Shaw/The Gate
Simon Smith/ Whisky & Cynicism
3AD62591-0BF3-4302-BDB4-CF964E7B0664 4 5005 cDRAM Community Pub
Clippens Inn, Linwood
Granny Gibbs, Whiteinch
Silver Wing, Edinburgh
The Weston Tavern, Kilmaurs
D02AAA16-B722-4435-8454-25BF68277D2D 4 5005 cHi Spirits Best Live Music Venue
Box Bar & Club, Glasgow
Harley’s, Ayr
MacSorley’s, Glasgow
St Luke’s & The Winged Ox, Glasgow
F98E5FDD-4581-4B56-97D7-2B749E1D9594 4 5005 cHOSPO Manager of the year
Nicola Armstrong – Macgochans, Mull
Matt Colligan – Bier Hall
Lee Little – Lido, Troon
Connor  Smith – Hamilton Palace, Hamilton
Keir Beckwith, Gaucho
0312A5D8-F130-40EF-921C-EC5E3E067357 4 5005 cTechnology Adopter of the Year
Buzzworks, Ayrshire
HC&C Restaurant Group, Glasgowr
Gaucho, Glasgow
Scoop Restaurants, Glasgow
081609C3-3A9D-4525-A041-055C65CBB5BF 4 5005 cInverarity Morton Restaurant of the Year
The Dome, Edinburgh
Ga Ga Kitchen & Bar, Glasgow
Kyloe, Edinburgh
Ralph & Finns , Glasgow
The Ubiquitous Chip , Glasgow
61AEC643-44F9-4861-9DB2-E33CA76AEF5D 4 5005 cKopparberg New Bar of the Year
The Albyn, Aberdeen
The Fox, Troon
Giddy Goose, Perth
Jimmy Badgers, Inverness
CDD4BC0E-BACF-41AE-A9A4-B30C40931AEE 4 5005 cMolinari Casual Dining Award
Allegria Eatery, Largs
Caffe Parma, Glasgow
Boar’s Head, Auchtermuchty
Mediterraneo, Glasgow
D1DB31D7-5D3D-48F3-A376-9A762C2168B7 4 5005 cMolson Coors Scottish Bar of the Year
The Fort, Broughty Ferry
Jute Cafe Bar, Dundee
Scotch & Rye, Inverness
Kelvingrove Café, Glasgow

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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
3935261C-676F-44D3-B5B2-70FA71201BE8 4 5005 cPernod Ricard Best Late Night Venue
Bourbon, Edinburgh
Charlie’s Loft, Glasgow
Moskito, Glasgow
Nox, Aberdeen

The Record Factory, Glasgow
Why Not Nightclub, Edinburgh


859B94AE-7191-42A4-91F0-C5DB7065F687 4 5005 cStoli Sustainability Award – Heather Suttie…

Contini’s Scottish Restaurant, Edinburgh
Eusebi, Glasgow
Gaucho, Glasgow
SWG3, Glasgow
The Busker Cocktail Bar of the Year
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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
Buzzworks, Ayrshire
Scoop Restaurants
7E28BA75-2BDE-4B17-BC73-4C626C092A8A 4 5005 cSUNDAY MAIL PUB OF THE YEAR
Habbies, Kilbarchan
The Palais, Glasgow
The Station Bar, Glasgow
The Waverley, Wishaw

On the night there will be various other awards including:

3BC3C2CF-2FD8-4560-B1F2-BF1902CFBCB1 4 5005 cAward for Success

The Lifetime Achievement Award

Inspirational Women Award


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