The World’s 50 Best Bars has expanded it’s award categories with the announcement today of a new category, The Bareksten Best Bar Design Award.
Bars worldwide have been invited to submit their venues for consideration. The award seeks designs that go beyond style and taste to hit touchpoints of accessibility, sustainability and appropriateness for its market. Each entry will be judged on six key pillars, including innovation, aesthetics, accessibility, ergonomics, ecological compatibility and emotional quotient.
Celebrating the very best in bar design, the award will be judged by an esteemed panel of hospitality design experts. Entries will close in June, and the winner will be announced at The World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony in Singapore on Tuesday 17 October 2023. Bars can nominate themselves on the 50 Best website.
“Each year, we try to grow The World’s 50 Best Bars ecosystem,” explained Mark Sansom, Content Director for The World’s 50 Best Bars. “In 2023 we have chosen to launch the Bareksten Best Bar Design Award, which is the 50 Best brand’s first foray into design.
“To help us do this, we have consulted with six of the greatest minds in global bar design, who will be our judges for this award. As it is open to any bar, anywhere in the world, we hope to see some brilliantly designed bars that we’re unfamiliar with thrust into the global spotlight.”
Stig Bareksten, Founder and Master Distiller of Oss Craft Distillery, makers of Bareksten Spirits, says: “We are pleased to sponsor this award since design has always been an important element for Bareksten. Creativity is essential in our work; the more you manage to include it in all elements, the higher effect you generate. In the same way, I consider that a bar should not only focus its creativity to the drink proposal but to the whole environment that hosts the experience, indeed the bar design. This is the reason why I believe that Bar Design should also be recognised.”
Any bar can self-nominate for the award, and there are no restrictions on how long the bar has been open. All entries will be judged anonymously. Entries open today (25 April) and will close in June. Bars can enter the award here.