An initiative by Tulleeho and MW magazine, 30 Best Bars India 2019 is India’s first comprehensive annual bar ranking and awards and a platform to recognise and raise the standards of bars and beverage service in India.
The brain child of Vikram Achanta, Co-founder and CEO, Tulleeho and N Radhakrishnan, Publisher & Editor, MW, 30 Best Bars 2019 aims to rank and celebrate the country’s best bars and bartenders. 30 Best Bars India aims to provide Indian bars and bartending talent an opportunity to gain prominence in the international markets. The rankings and awards will be exclusively based on a poll of over 200 bar enthusiasts, beverage influencers and industry experts.
30 Best Bars India 2019 will recognize excellence in ten categories including Best Bar, Best Hotel Bar, Best Independent Bar, Best Microbrewery or Taproom, Best Cocktail Menu, Best Bar Design, Best Bar Team, Best Bartender, Best Vintage Bar and Industry Legend. Besides the national ranking of the best bars in the country, 30 Best Bars India 2019 will also rank bars across major cities – Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Shillong, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kochi.
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. Another award recognising the Best Vintage Bar from across the country shall be awarded and then we have the Industry Legend Award, another nominated honour that will recognize the long term contribution of an industry veteran.
30 Best Bars award categories have been carefully curated to ensure that we celebrate the achievements and diversity of India’s bar community. Judging for these awards is split into three rounds of voting. 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.
The announcement of the ranking will culminate in an awards ceremony on October 23, 2019, at Hotel Pullman, New Delhi, Aerocity that 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.