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India To Host First '30 Best Bars India 2019' Awards

30 Best Bars India 2019 is envisioned as a platform to recognize and raise the standards of bars and beverage service in India.

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Tulleeho kickstarts India’s first comprehensive annual bar ranking and awards, 30 Best Bars India 2019. The ranking will be based on a nationwide poll of bar enthusiasts, industry experts, connoisseurs and writers. It will cover bars in at least a dozen Indian cities and regions– Delhi NCR, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Shillong, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kochi. The announcement of the ranking will culminate in an awards ceremony on October 23, 2019, at Hotel Pullman, New Delhi, Aerocitythat will showcase, recognize and celebrate the best of the Indian bar and cocktail industry – from the best bars to the best mixologists and bar teams that have made meaningful contributions through their craft.

30 Best Bars India 2019 is envisioned as a platform to recognize and raise the standards of bars and beverage service in India. It aims to provide Indianbars and bartending talent an opportunity to gain prominence in the international markets. 30 Best Bars India 2019 ranking and awards will recognize excellence in a dozen categories including Best Bar, Best Hotel Bar, Best IndependentBar, Best Microbrewery or Taproom, BestCocktail Menu, BestBar Design, BestBar Team and Best Bartender. Besides the national ranking of the best bars in the country, 30 Best BarsIndia 2019 will also rank bars across major cities.

Voting Process

30 Best Bars award categories have been carefully curated to ensure that we celebrate the achievements, talent and diversity of India's community. Judging for these awards is split into three rounds of voting, enabling us to best evaluate India’s leading bars, microbreweries and taprooms and bartenders.

In the first stage of the 30 Best Bars India 2019 poll, which closed recently lead to the creation of a long list of more than 450 bars based on the recommendations of more than 50 bar enthusiasts and experts across the country. In the second stage, Tulleeho and Man’s World team shortlisted more than 100 bars from this list. Now in the third stage, a jury of more than 200 bar enthusiasts, industry experts, connoisseurs and writers will vote for the best bars from this 100 plus long list in each of the categories described above.

Since it is likely that many of the bar enthusiasts are unfamiliar with the work of individual bartenders at the bars they frequent, the ranking of the Best Bartender and the Best Bar Team will be based on the poll of a specially curated technical Jury consisting of two dozen experts from across the country who have intimate knowledge of the bar industry.

Additional Awards

Besides the awards listed above, four more important awards will be presented at the ceremony. People’s Choice Award will be given out for the Best Bar and Best Microbrewery or Taproom based on a national online poll. Best VintageBar will recognize the best vintage bar from across the country. To qualify for this organizer nominated award, the bar should have been around for a minimum of 30 years. The Industry LegendAward, another nominated honour, will recognize the long term contribution of an industry veteran.

Cocktail Week

In the run-up to the 30 Best BarsIndia 2019 awards, the National CapitalRegion will witness a vibrant, week-long celebration of the best of the New Delhi bar scene. From curated cocktail menus to tastings, the bars across town will offer consumers special experiences. The cocktail week will also present a series of drinks workshops, masterclasses and seminars for industry professionals.

Announcing the launch of 30 Best Bars India2019, Vikram Achanta, Co-founder and CEO, Tulleeho says, “Having worked in the Indian beverage and hospitality industry for the last 19 years, Tulleeho has seen huge advances made in the Indian hospitality industry over the past few years. The environment is ripe with the emergence of passionate bar owners who are determined to leave a stamp, large-scale contributions by the beverage industry in capability-building and a pool of young, talented and passionate bartenders and beverage managers, whose thirst for knowledge and innovation is changing the face of the Indian bar scene. We think the time is opportune to create a platform that we hope will, over a few years, help further propel the growth of the industry, and put India’sbars and bartending talent on the Asian and world map.”

Radhakrishnan Nair, Publisher & Editor of MW magazine says “Having written about the Indian bar scene almost every month since our inception nearly20 years ago, Man’s World has had a ringside view of the evolution of the industry. Vikram and I conceived of 30 Best BarsIndia 2019 more than three years ago when we felt the bar industry in India had reached a stage of maturity that requires national and international recognition. We aim to give voice to these game-changers who deserve their due and who can inspire the industry for the coming years.”



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