The DRiNK Magazine Bar Awards 2016 took place at Wanda Reign on the Bund earlier this month. As you would expect from that venue, it was a fancy ol' affair with seriously high quality production values. The black tie Prohibition-themed ceremony featured a four-course
dinner paired with drinks from Dandelyan in London, alongside music from
the house band of Nightjar and Oriole, the Bootleg Trio. The boys Watt and Bignold done good.
Big winners on the night were that sexy man Mark Klingspon and his team at The Nest, who picked up three awards...
And Yao Lu and the The Union Trading Company crew, who also scored a hatrick - Bar Team, Bartender and Bar of the Year....
Here is the full list of those that recieved gongs:
Brand Activation - The Chivas Masters Cocktail Competition
Bartender Brand - Fernet-Branca
Brand Ambassador - Erik Andersson, Hendrick’s Gin
Beer Program - Liquid Laundry, Shanghai
Restaurant Bar - The Nest, Shanghai
Wine Program - Otto e Mezzo, Shanghai
Sommelier - James Teng, Hakkasan
Design - The Nest, Shanghai
Hotel Bar - The Long Bar, Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai
High Volume Bar - The Nest, Shanghai
Service - Tailor Bar, Shanghai
Cocktail Program - Speak Low, Shanghai
Bar Team - The Union Trading Company, Shanghai
Founders Award - Kin-San, Constellation
Bartender of the Year - Yao Lu, The Union Trading Company, Shanghai
Bar of the Year - The Union Trading Company, Shanghai