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The Bar Awards Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2019 Top 10 Rankings
Best Bartender of The Year 2019 - Shirmy Chan

The Bar Awards Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2019 Top 10 Rankings

As important as it is to recognise and celebrate the winners, it is also important to know where you stand and what you need to do to reach the top. Growth and the pursuit to be better drives innovation and creativity. The Top 10 rankings are a way for each professional to measure growth and improvement.

The awards made for the bar industry has returned for the third year in Kuala Lumpur and second year for Penang. The joint cities ceremony ended on a high note in Black Box Publika last night with winners of 14 categories announced by their top 4s.

The Bar Awards results came from a 2-tier process starting with a public nomination by both the trade and consumers. Then a top-10 list based on the number of nominations is derived, which is then voted on by a panel of judges formed by local industry players. There are 54 judges from Kuala Lumpur and 24 from Penang this year, allowing each city to be assessed by the local industry who know and have interacted with the bar community.

“We’re pretty proud of The Panel of judges,” comments Dave Jony, editor of The Bar Awards, “Each city is judged by the people who live and breathe that city. They have seen it grow and evolve, they know all the great aspects and the underlying truths. This makes our judges and our results the best and most accurate.”

Here we have the exclusive list of The Bar Awards Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2019 Top 10 rankings:

The Bar Awards Luminaries presented by the House of Angostura

This category is not ranked and is presented in alphabetical order. These winners are recognised for their commitment to the growth of the Malaysian bar and beverage community. They are awarded for helping to make the industry what it is today.

  • Arsenio Mariano Jr (Sakura Den)
  • Shareen Yew (Single & Available)

The Rising Star presented by East Imperial

  1. Kah Chun Pang (Coley Cocktail Bar)
  2. Joe Wee Kwong Ngui (Bar Trigona, Four Seasons KL)
  3. Chris Choon Suen Chung (Beta KL)
  4. Tracia Chan (Dissolved Solids)
  5. Shadrach Shan (Bar Trigona, Four Seasons Hotel KL)
  6. Harry Rusho Hasan (PS150)
  7. Kay Kim Koh (Flying Monkeys Bar)
  8. Chris Boon Xiang Ang (Three X Co)
  9. Abel Sukal (Skullduggery)
  10. Ahmed Al Imran (JungleBird)

Restaurant Bar of the Year presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka

  1. JOLOKO
  2. Beta KL
  3. Mr Chew’s Chino Latino Bar & Restaurant
  4. Fuego, Troika Sky Dining
  5. Nadodi KL
  6. DC Restaurant
  7. Pinchos Tapas Bar
  8. Borneo Restaurant & Bar
  9. Elements KL
  10. TAPS Beer Bar

Beer Bar of the Year presented by Peroni

  1. TAPS Beer Bar
  2. Ales & Lagers
  3. The Great Beer Bar
  4. Modern Madness
  5. Delirium Cafe
  6. Sid's Pub
  7. Tom, Dick & Harry's
  8. The Beer Factory
  9. Paus
  10. Farmer's Bar

Hotel Bar of the Year presented by Lillet

  1. Bar Trigona, Four Seasons Hotel KL
  2. WET Deck, W Kuala Lumpur
  3. Pacific Standard Bar, Alila Bangsar Hotel
  4. Astor Bar, St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
  5. WOOBAR, W Kuala Lumpur
  6. Vertigo, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
  7. The Smoke House, Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
  8. SEVEN Bar & Lounge, The RuMa Hotel
  9. Aviary Bar, Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  10. SkyBar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Specialist Concept of the Year presented by Restaurant, Pub and Bar Asia

  1. JungleBird (Rum)
  2. Pahit (Gin)
  3. Bar Trigona, Four Seasons Hotel KL (Honey)
  4. Tickets Bar KL (Agave)
  5. 61 Monarchy (Whisky)
  6. JOLOKO (Agave)
  7. Borneo Restaurant & Bar (Locality)
  8. Puro KL (Natural Wine)
  9. No Black Tie (Music)
  10. The Deceased (Theme)

Hospitality Ambassador of the Year presented by Woodford Reserve

  1. Joshua Ivanovic (JungleBird)
  2. Chee Kheong Kho (Coley Cocktail Bar)
  3. Angeline Tan (Three X Co)
  4. Arsenio Mariano Jr (Sakura Den)
  5. Ashish Sharma (Bar Trigona, Four Seasons Hotel KL)
  6. Shawn Chong (Omakase + Appreciate)
  7. Shirmy Chan (61 Monarchy)
  8. Rizal Junior Joe Utto (WET Deck, W Kuala Lumpur)
  9. Alvin Lim (TAPS Beer Bar)
  10. Andrew Tan (61 Monarchy)

Hospitality Team of the Year presented by Hendrick's Gin

  1. Coley Cocktail Bar
  2. Bar Trigona, Four Seasons Hotel KL
  3. Three X Co
  4. PS150
  5. JungleBird
  6. 61 Monarchy
  7. Pahit
  8. JOLOKO
  9. The Vault KL
  10. Omakase & Appreciate

Creative Cocktail Bar of the Year presented by Cointreau

  1. Bar Trigona, Four Seasons Hotel KL
  2. Coley Cocktail Bar
  3. Soma
  4. JungleBird
  5. Bar Shake
  6. Omakase & Appreciate
  7. Tickets Bar KL
  8. Three X Co
  9. The Deceased
  10. PS150

New Bar of the Year presented by Campari

  1. Soma
  2. WET Deck, W Kuala Lumpur
  3. Iki_Ya
  4. Puro KL
  5. Tickets Bar KL
  6. Sakura Den
  7. Mrs Jones’ Parlour
  8. Circa
  9. Flying Monkeys Bar
  10. Modern Madness

Bartender of the Year - Penang presented by Havana Club

  1. Koh Yung Shen (Backdoor Bodega)
  2. Spencer Ezra (Mish Mash)
  3. Quah Kar Vee (Copper Bar & Restaurant)
  4. Ooi Foo Giap (Backdoor Bodega)

Bartender of the Year - Kuala Lumpur presented by Monkey Shoulder

  1. Shirmy Chan (61 Monarchy)
  2. Chee Kheong Kho (Coley Cocktail Bar)
  3. Ashish Sharma (Bar Trigona, Four Seasons Hotel KL)
  4. Shawn Chong (Omakase + Appreciate)
  5. Alvin Nirmal “Loco” George (Coley Cocktail Bar)
  6. Joshua Ivanovic (JungleBird)
  7. Osam “Sam” Kinugawa (Bar Shake)
  8. David Hans (Three X Co)
  9. Jason Julian (Soma)
  10. Rizal Junior Joe Utto (WET Deck, W Kuala Lumpur)

Bar of the Year - Penang presented by Monin

  1. Mish Mash
  2. Beso Rosado by Chin Chin
  3. Copper Bar & Restaurant
  4. Backdoor Bodega

Bar of the Year, Kuala Lumpur presented by Monin

  1. Bar Trigona, Four Seasons Hotel KL
  2. Coley Cocktail Bar
  3. JungleBird
  4. Bar Shake
  5. 61 Monarchy
  6. Pahit
  7. JOLOKO
  8. Omakase & Appreciate
  9. PS150
  10. TAPS Beer Bar
 

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