One of the goals of this year’s Spirited Awards Judging Committee was to encourage nominations from all over the world. This year, we added regional chairs to our International judges for greater regional understanding, which resulted in more cities and more countries being represented than ever before — Not only by the judges on the committee but also through the nominations generated.
Our regions are Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific, The Americas (Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada) and in the US we have an East, Central and West region. Using those regions we have compiled a Top 10 list for the six bar categories for each part of the world.
All lists have been arranged in alphabetical order. And we are delighted to share those with you now.
Best Restaurant Bar – The Americas
Acre Restaurant & Cocktail Bar – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Alo – Toronto, Canada
Bar Kismet – Halifax, Canada
Central Restaurant – Lima, Peru
Kaito Izakaya – Mexico City, Mexico
La Casita de Rones – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Oncle Antoine – Quebec City, Canada
Sidecut – Whistler, Canada
The Monkey Beach Club – Cozumel, Mexico
UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar – Vancouver, Canada