28 Hong Kong Street wins big at Singapore Bar Awards 2015

 

Cocktail bar 28 Hong Kong Street emerged as top winner at the second Singapore Bar Awards over the weekend, scooping up top accolades for three of the eight award categories on offer, winning Best Bar Food 2015, Best Service Crew 2015, and Best Bar 2015.

The second Singapore Bar Awards, an affiliated event of the Singapore Cocktail Week, was established in 2014 by industry veteran Tron Young to recognise and celebrate the talents in Singapore’s bar scene. The Awards was expanded with new categories this year to reflect the quality and diversity of the industry, and nominees this year were selected through a tally of votes from 75 Singapore-based bartenders, spirits importers, journalists and influencers, culminating with the results being announced at the 8 March 2015 awards ceremony.

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Anti:dote’s Tom Hogan (pictured above) – an addition to the local bartending scene just over a year ago – walked away with the Best Male Bartender 2015 title, while Nutmeg & Clove’s Bannie Kang came up tops for Best Female Bartender 2015, a title she also won in last year’s edition.

“The list of nominees we received for the Singapore Bar Awards 2015 was outstanding! I truly believe that being nominated by peers is one of the greatest honour and recognition that any passionate F&B individual can have,” says Singapore Bar Awards founder Tron Young.

“The panel of people who cast their votes for these awards are individuals within the bar industry whom I look up to and deeply respect for the work they’ve done to push the Singapore bar world to where it is today, locally and internationally,” shares Best Male Bartender 2015 winner Tom Hogan.

“If Singapore is listening, we, as bartenders, are here to tell the stories of our spirits and to educate. So next time there is a free seat at the bar, please take it. Just introduce yourself and we’ll take care of the rest.”

The full Singapore Bar Awards 2015 award recipients and winners (in BOLD), according to the categories, are as follows:

Contribution to the Industry, Group or Company

  • 28 Hong Kong Street (Bar)
  • La Maison du Whisky
  • William Grant & Sons
  • Diageo
  • Proof & Company

Singapore Bar Awards

Contribution to the Industry, Individual

  • Peter Chua (28 Hong Kong Street)
  • Tron Young (Singapore Bar Awards Organizer)
  • Zachary Connor De Git (William Grants & Sons)
  • Zdenek Kastanek (Proof & Company)
  • Shawn Kishore (Bespoken Concepts)

Best Bar Food 2015

  • Manhattan Bar
  • Tess Bar & Kitchen
  • Anti:Dote
  • Fordham & Grand
  • 28 Hong Kong Street

Best Service Crew 2015

  • Tess Bar & Kitchen
  • Ah Sam Cold Drinks Stall
  • Manhattan Bar
  • Jigger & Pony
  • 28 Hong Kong Street

Best New Bar 2015

  • Nutmeg & Clove
  • Sugarhall
  • Manhattan Bar
  • Tess Bar & Kitchen
  • Operation Dagger

Best Bar 2015

  • Jigger & Pony
  • Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall
  • Manhattan Bar
  • Tippling Club
  • 28 Hong Kong Street

Best Female Bartender 2015

  • Chrystine Lee (Jigger & Pony)
  • Hannah Waters (Proof & Company)
  • Hilda Ura (The Spiffy Dapper)
  • Kino Soh (Hopscotch)
  • Bannie Kang (Nutmeg & Clove, pictured below)

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Best Male Bartender 2015

  • Nicholas Quattroville (formally of The Library)
  • Sam Wong (Ah Sam Cold Drinks Stall)
  • Vijay Mudaliar (Operation Dagger)
  • Peter Chua (28 Hong Kong Street)
  • Tom Hogan (Anti:Dote)