Submit your applications and nominations for the 2025 Bar Magazine Awards today! Putting your name forward for a prestigious award unlocks the opportunity to showcase your excellence, and gain recognition for your all your hard-work, dedication and success.

Applications are free of charge and you can apply for multiple awards. Do you want to shine a light on an exceptional colleague that goes above and beyond the call of duty? Don’t forget, you can nominate peers too!

Best Venue Manager 

An award that recognises an outstanding Venue Manger who steers their team and venue to success. The expert panel will be judging individuals on their exceptional leadership strategies, ideas and execution, which has led to business success within the past 12 months.

Best Mixologist 

Celebrating the crème de la crème of UK mixology, this award celebrates an exceptional mixologist that embodies the true essence of hospitality. Our judging panel will consider mixologists based on their experience, creativity, innovation, experimentation and flair.

Marketing Innovation 

Behind all successful venues stand an imaginative marketing team. This award celebrates the creatives who have worked hard behind-the-scenes to build a recognisable brand in innovative ways, and have seen business success in the past 12 months through this. 

Best Dining Concept 

Our expert panel will judge venues which offer outstanding culinary delights to increase revenue. This award is all about celebrating culinary excellence and recognising the passion, thought and planning that Food and Beverage teams put into the gastronomic aspects of their venue.

Best Venue Design

An award that celebrates a venue that makes the most of their space to entice customers and increase footfall. Judged on a venue’s exceptional design concept, the Best Design Award will consider wet-led establishments that offer guests an unparalleled experience through their interiors. 

The Environment Award

This award is all about recognising what we can do as an industry to improve on our sustainability journey, and recognising the trailblazers who are making big contributions in this area, setting the bar as high as possible. The expert panel will be judging venues who put the environment at the top of their agenda, and excel in contributing towards a cleaner and greener future.

Unsung Hero 

A new award category for 2025, which will champion an exceptional hospitality professional who goes above-and-beyond the call of duty to contribute to the overall success of a venue. Whether that be a Front of House team member, Sommelier, Maître d’, Barback, Receptionist or any other vital role that ensures the smooth-sailing of a venue, our judges will be considering individuals that have been nominated by their colleagues, who go the extra mile to provide guests an unparalleled hospitality experience.  

Best Hospitality Group

Another new award title for 2025, the award for Best Hospitality Group will celebrate the industry’s powerhouses; the venues with multiple sites to their name. Our expert panel will be judging outstanding hospitality groups who have achieved business success in the past 12 months across their various venue locations.

Lifetime Achievement Award 

A special award title addition for the BMAs 2025, in which we will recognise and celebrate the contribution of an exceptional hospitality professional over the entirety of their career so far. The award will consider individuals who have made a huge impact on the hospitality industry with their extraordinary dedication and commitment.

“The first Bar Magazine Awards ceremony was truly amazing and inspiring. Cannot wait for the next year’s one.”

Kostas Bardas
Sofitel London St James

“It was an absolutely incredible night! I hope the rest of the industry take note on how to do an awards and an after party. It was insane!”

Jordan Davis
The Grand, York

“The night was filled with positive energy, excellent networking opportunities, as well as seeing old friends, and an atmosphere of celebration”

Greg Swaby
Barge East

“Congratulations to all the category winners, and to you and your team for organizing such a great event, it is definitely a great opportunity to establish new connections with other likeminded individuals.”

Svetoslav Chochev

“Nice evening, and well organised. Look forward to hearing more about BMA2025.”

Michael Mason-Shaw,
Hyatt Place London City Estate