San Francisco’s Pacific Cocktail Haven Wins Top Spot At The 14th Annual Spirited Awards

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The hospitality trade actually seems mighty totally different nowadays, no because of the pandemic. Indoor eating and imbibing is now a well being menace. These fortunate sufficient to have out of doors house to work with are navigating a complete new world—and its many new disinfecting protocols. And most bars (together with a few of as we speak’s winners) are going through the very actual risk of a everlasting final name.

However good work is nice work—and it have to be credited (on prime of extending precise and tangible assist to members of the spirits group.) And so we’re toasting to all the winners at this year’s Spirited Awards, which was held nearly by the use of the U.Okay-based occasions platform, All In The Loop—offered by Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons’ head of brand name ambassador advocacy.

“This has been a 12 months of disruption, devastation, and loss. Awarding excellence and voting for one of the best bars on the planet amidst all this won’t undo the injury—and this 12 months, will not be the precedence,” Charlotte Voisey, who can be the general chair of the Spirited Awards, stated. “The priorities proper now are the survival of the hospitality trade and the pursuit of racial equality. The Spirited Awards platform, nevertheless, does afford optimistic moments to congratulate and acknowledge one of the best of our trade in order that we’d be taught from them and strengthen our communities going ahead, by way of the mentorship they will present.”

So now on to the winners…

San Francisco’s Pacific Cocktail Haven was named the Finest American Cocktail Bar, topping three others within the class: Katana Kitten in New York City, Best Intentions in Chicago, and Raised by Wolves in San Diego.

In the meantime, long-time darling of the spirits world, Ryan Chetiyawardana (of Lyaness fame) wins large once more. This time, it’s the Finest New American Cocktail Bar—for the entrepreneur’s work at Silver Lyan in Washington D.C., Chetiyawardana’s first Stateside endeavor.

As for the worldwide stage (to not be confused with the awards’ world classes), Asia and the UK prevailed, with greater than a single winner in every area. First up: In Asia, Singapore’s Native took house the respect of Finest Worldwide Cocktail Bar—whereas Shanghai’s Sober Company received Finest Worldwide Restaurant Bar.

In London, the awards abound: The Connaught Bar, Kwānt, and the Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood Hotel, received Finest Worldwide Bar Staff, Finest New Worldwide Cocktail Bar, and Finest Worldwide Lodge Bar respectively.

Scroll all the way down to learn the total checklist of Spirited Award winners.


Finest American Bar Staff: Café La Trova (Miami, FL)

Finest American Model Ambassador: Robin Nance, Beam Suntory 

Finest American Cocktail Bar: Pacific Cocktail Haven (San Francisco, CA)

Finest American Excessive Quantity Cocktail Bar: ABV (San Francisco, CA)

Finest American Lodge Bar: The Spare Room at The Hollywood Roosevelt (Los Angeles, CA)

Finest American Restaurant Bar: The Silver Dollar (Louisville, KY)

Finest New American Cocktail Bar: Silver Lyan (Washington, D.C.)


Finest Worldwide Bar Staff: The Connaught Bar (London, U.K)

Finest Worldwide Model Amassador: Camille Austin, Casa Lumbre Spirits

Finest Worldwide Cocktail Bar: Native (Singapore)

Finest Worldwide Excessive-Quantity Cocktail Bar: Licorería Limantour (Mexico City, Mexico)

Finest Worldwide Lodge Bar: Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood Hotel (London, U.K)

Finest Worldwide Restaurant Bar: Sober Company (Shanghai, China)

Finest New Worldwide Cocktail Bar: Kwānt (London, U.K)


World’s Finest Cocktail Menu: ATLAS Bar (Singapore)

World’s Finest Spirits Choice: Amor Y Amargo (New York, NY)

Finest New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient: Tequila Fortaleza Winter Blend 2019


Finest Cocktail and Spirits Publication: Half Full

Finest Cocktail and Spirits Writing: “JaNee: Where is She Now,” by Aaron Godfarb (PUNCH magazine)

Finest New Cocktail or Bartending E-book: The Martini Cocktail: A Meditation on the World’s Greatest Drink, with Recipes by Robert Simonson (Ten Speed Press)

Finest New E-book on Drinks Tradition, Historical past, or Spirits: Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time by Brad Thomas Parsons (Ten Speed Press)

Finest Broadcast, Podcast, or On-line Video Collection: WhiskyCast

**The awards for the Helen David Lifetime Achievement, Philanthropy, Timeless American, and Timeless Worldwide might be introduced on September 24, 2020 in the course of the digital Spirited Awards ceremony.

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