All the 2019 South African B.A.R. Award Winners

Cape Town might be littered with babalaas bartenders this morning, but the Mother City sits pretty with almost all the major awards – from High to New to Best Bar – it’s all down south. A major shift from last year, when Jozi delivered most of the goods.

Last night, at another flawless award ceremony in Cape Town, the South African B.A.R. Awards revealed this year’s winners to an enthusiastic crowd of liquor aficionado. While the results were rather probable, it sure reflects the merits of this year’s winners.

Kurt The Godfather Schlechter and team bagged Best Cocktail Bar as well as Best Bar Team with their experimental cocktail bar, Cause & Effect. Over the last two years the Park Street stronghold quickly established itself as a local favourite with the Cape Town cocktail fraternity, however, your chance to visit SA’s newly crowned Best Cocktail Bar is limited. Cause & Effect will relocate to the V&A Waterfront in the next month where they will focus more on volume cocktails and the tourist trade. So better get your palate lit at the current location before it’s too late.

Here’s the full list of all worthy Bartending Accolades and Recognition Awards winners.

Bartender Of The Year

SA BAR Awards Bartender of the Year 2019 Travis Kuhn All the 2019 South African B.A.R. Award Winners
Travis Kuhn

Cocktail Bar Of The Year

Bar Team Of The Year

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Cause & Effect

Brand Ambassadors Of The Year

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Caitlin Hill & Jody Francis

New Cocktail Bar Of The Year

Media Contributor Of The Year

 All the 2019 South African B.A.R. Award Winners
Leah van Deventer
Freelance

High-Volume Cocktail Bar Of The Year

Newcomer Of The Year

Alecs Besier and Nkuli Khanyile

Hotel Bar Of The Year

International Footprint Award

Sumaiyah Connolly All the 2019 South African B.A.R. Award Winners
Sumaiyah Connolly
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Travis Kuhn

Pop-Up Bar Of The Year

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The Polynesian Pearl Diver

Mobile Bar Operator Of The Year

Molecular Bars

Bartenders Brand of Choice

Bulleit Bourbon

Brand Campaign Of The Year

Diageo – World Class

Social Media Award

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Peter Lebese

Mentor Of The Year

 All the 2019 South African B.A.R. Award Winners
Cassandra Eichhoff