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2023 Irish Bar of the Year Awards.

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We are thrilled to announce that the 2023 Bar of the Year Awards is now open for entries.

The Irish Bar of the Year Awards will recognize bars that provide exceptional customer service, have a unique personality, and offer an outstanding customer experience. The awards are open to all bars in Ireland, whether they are traditional pubs, modern bars, or trendy cocktail lounges.

With over 25 categories to choose from, give your bar the chance to gain the recognition that it deserves!

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, 21st of August 2023 at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road where the winners will be announced.

The deadline date for entries is the 5th of May.

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The Bar of the Year Awards are attended by senior decision makers across the licensing industry, from group directors and business owners to general managers and bartenders. Last year, over 500 top licensing industry professionals were there to celebrate the Bar of the Year Awards winners at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road.

If you would like to engage with this targeted hospitality audience please contact Trish on 01 432 2231 or email

Every business in the licensing industry wants to be recognised for their outstanding work, and the Bar of the Year Awards are seen as the ultimate recognition of that. Organisations and individuals who have the confidence to be judged against their peers and the best standards in the industry choose to compete in the Bar of the Year Awards.

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