TripAdvisor announces the winners of America’s Best Bars award

Our panel of expert judges include Los Angeles Times style blogger Shoshana Zuboff, the editor of Jane magazine, Celia Walden, who is the deputy Editor-in-Chief at Vogue, media talent agent Emma Pascoe, and Lauren Klinger, managing editor at Harper’s Bazaar.

The America’s Best Bars campaign, in its 13th year, is the only bar-focused awards programme that solicits the opinions of over 200 global travelers, most of whom are experienced drinkers or the high-end cocktail set. Each category in the awards, which are evaluated by over 900 judges, is judged on criteria such as quality of environment, staff training, service and quality of drinks.

This year, the judges are going for a continental theme – and saw potential nominees from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Brazil, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Israel, France, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Iran, Albania, Italy, Croatia, The Netherlands, Ireland, China, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Canada, China, Venezuela, Belgium, Russia, South Africa, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Peru, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Jamaica, New Zealand, Poland, India, Taiwan, Italy, Belize, Croatia, Colombia, Bulgaria, Chile, Namibia, Jamaica, Iran, Afghanistan, Oman, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, and Moldova.

You can check out the full list of 20 award categories here.

The America’s Best Bars campaign has been judged by highly respected judges from the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Israel, France, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, and other countries across the globe. The winner is selected by 836 dedicated international judges, in a blind blind test based on criterion set by the judging panel.

Now in its 13th year, the annual awards have earned a reputation as a top accolade for beer bars in the U.S. and around the world, with award recipients earning a spot on TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Pub of the Year awards, which honor the best bars in the world for 2016.

“The bars in the America’s Best Bars competition continue to take that perfect mix of experience, service and culture, but add a little dose of innovation and taste from around the world,” says David Quest, head of TripAdvisor’s awards. “It’s a complete paradise for beer connoisseurs.”

The complete list of 20 award categories is:

Brewery: Best Brewery, American

Bars, Breweries & Restaurants: Best American

Main Bar: Best Bar

Central Bar: Best Cocktail Bar

Dining Bar: Best Dining

Bistro: Best Bistro

Cider Bar: Best Cider Bar

Bar Fight: Best Bar Fight

The Fox and the Hound: Best Bar Fight

Beer Bar: Best Beer Bar

Canadian Bar: Best Canadian Bar

Centrepiece: Best Canadian Beer Bar

Delicatessen Bar: Best Delicatessen Bar

Dinner Club: Best Dining Club

Dover Lounge: Best Restaurant

Guinness (new for 2018): Best Place to Go for Guinness

Espresso Bar: Best Espresso Bar

Foreign Bar: Best Foreign Bar

Global & Innovative Bar: Best New Bar

Happythankyoumoreplease: Best Happythankyoumoreplease Bar

Harrison Bar: Best Harrison Bar

JW Marriott Hotel: Best Hotel Bar

Las Palmas: Best Mexican Bar

Le District: Best Art Bar

Mark Grant: Best Mark Grant Bar

Mockingbird Hill: Best Whiskey Bar

Nobu Beverly Hills: Best Japanese Bar

Perry’s: Best Prosecco Bar

Right Proper: Best Pub

Rosslyn: Best Sports Bar

Speakeasy: Best Sybaritic Bar

Specialty Bars: Best Specialty Bar

Sauced: Best Sauced Bar

Speakeasy: Best Sybaritic Bar

Westminster: Best Bar à la Carte

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