The inaugural Scottish Bar & Brew Awards 2019 celebrate top hot spots around the country

Creative Oceanic is delighted to present the first ever Scottish Bar & Brew Awards 2019.

Scotland’s drinking scene is definitely alive and these awards aim to celebrate cocktail makers, bartenders, top pubs and bars that serve the best drinks in Scotland.

The Scottish Bar & Brew Awards 2019 will take place on Monday September 30, at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel.

The event will welcome representatives of local bars that offer great wine lists, an array of beers, innovative cocktails and warm atmosphere.

The will also recognise bars for their fantastic crews that are always ready to welcome and serve the customers with unique drinks, blended with secret recipes and ingredients.

The awards aim to bring together the bar industry and showcase those who established successfully their business and found their corner in the market, due to their out of the box thinking and dedication to be the best.

A Spokesperson for the Scottish Bar & Brew Awards 2019 said:” The bar industry has seen a massive growth over the past few years and this ceremony aims to acknowledge those who have played a great role in introducing innovation to this sector.

“The awards will celebrate and highlight the skill, commitment, talent and success of those who work hard to deliver exceptional customer service, unique drinks and memorable experiences to their customers. It is time to give them the recognition they deserve.

“We would like to congratulate all the finalists for their nomination and we can’t wait to welcome all our guests and deliver an enjoyable event.”

The finalists of The Scottish Bar & Brew Awards 2019 are:

Pub of the Year


The Grog & Gruel (Fort William)

Ma Cameron’s (Aberdeen)

The Castle Tavern (Inverness)

The Clachan (Dornie)

The Old Moray (Moray)

Mosset Tavern (Forres )

The WaterFront (Greenock)

Kimberley Inn (Forres)



Westerton Arms (Stirling)

No 2 Baker Street (Stirling)

Markie Dans (Oban)

Old Brewery (Alloa)

King James (Perth )

Aulay’s Bar (Oban)

The William Wallace (Stirling)

The Meadowpark Pub And Dining (Stirling)

MacDonald Arms (Perth)


South West

The Twa Dugs (Ayr)

The George Bar (Hamilton)

Academical Vaults (Hamilton)

Dog House (Glasgow)

McGinns (Glasgow)

Wee Windaes (Ayr)

The Cherry Tree (Wishaw)

Black Bull (Renfrew)

The Black Sheep Pub (Campbeltown)

Tolbooth Tavern (Falkirk)


South East

The Otters Head (Glenrothes)

Jolly Judge (Edinburgh)

The Dean Tavern (Dalkeith)

Old Bell Inn (Edinburgh)

Buckstone Pub & Kitchen (Edinburgh)

Esk Valley Table Table (Dalkeith)

Auld Brig Tavern (Musselburgh)

Staggs (Musselburgh)

Volunteer Arms (Dunbar)

Rutherfords Micropub (Kelso)


Bar of the Year


Gellions Bar (Inverness)

Brass Tap Bar (Tongue)

Bothy Bar (Kinlochleven)

The Drouthy Cobbler (Elgin)

The Malt Room (Inverness)

Black Isle Bar & Rooms (Inverness)

Mambos (Aviemore)

The Piano and Whisky Bar (Inverness)



The Birds and Bees (Stirling)

Twa Tams (Perth)

Central Bar (Inverkeithin)

Doc Ferry’s Bar (Dundee)

Curly Coo Bar (Stirling)

The Tartan Arms & McQ’s (Bannockburn)

The Monarch Bar & Function Room (Dunfermline)

Foxton Bar and Grill (Glenrothes)

Novar (Kirkcaldy)


South West

Bar Soba (Glasgow)

Traders Bar (Glasgow)

The Piper Whisky Bar (Glasgow)

Home (Glasgow)

Maggie’s Bar & Kitchen (Kilmarnock)

Oceans 11 (Kilmarnock)

The Rum Shack (Glasgow)

Segton Bar (Coatbridge)

The Mint (Coatbridge)

Electric Bar (Motherwell)

The Paddock Bar (Johnstone)


South East

Whiski Bar & Restaurant (Edinburgh)

The Fleece Bar & Kitchen (Selkirk)

The Belter’s Bar (Jedburgh)

Mayfield Bar (Hawick)

The Central Bar (Peebles)

The Grapes (Livingston)

Niki’s Lounge Bar (Galashiels)

Beetroot Bar & Grill (Bonnyrigg)

Leslies Bar (Edinburgh)

The Tower Bar (Livingston)


Inn of the Year


Clachaig Inn (Glencoe)

The Old Mill Inn  (Pitlochry)

Glenelg Inn (Kyle of Lochalsh)

The Dores Inn (Inverness )

The Lock Inn (Fort Augustus)

Lochailort Inn Hotel & Bar (Lochailort)

The Crask Inn (Lairg)

The Boat Inn (Aboyne)

The Lairhillock Inn (Aberdeen)



Jigger Inn (Fife)

The Drovers Inn (Arrochar)

The Ship Inn (Ellie)

Greyfriars Inn (St Andrews)

The Forth Inn (Stirling)

The Inn at Torbrex (Stirling)

The Canal Inn (Falkirk)

Victoria Inn (Falkirk)

The Oban Inn (Oban)

Eagle Inn (Tillicoultry)


South West

The Bully Inn (Hamilton)

Bull Inn (Paisley)

The Clachan Inn (Castle Douglas)

The Ship Inn (Firth)

Cross Keys Inn (Castle Douglas)

The Applebank Inn (Larkhall)

Guys Inn (Hamilton)

Black Bull Inn (Isle Of Bute)

Village Inn (East Kilbride)


South East

Laird & Dog Inn (Edinburgh)

The Hawes Inn (South Queensferry )

Ship Inn (Leven)

The Bridge Inn (Newbridge)

The Juniperlea Inn (Pathhead)

The Neidpath Inn (Peebles)

The Horseshoe Inn (Edinburgh)

The Plough Inn (Melrose)

The Salmon Inn (Galashiels)

Wanlockhead Inn (Biggar)


Gastro Pub of the Year


The Glenavon (Moray)

The Laroch Restaurant and Bar (Ballachulish)

The Old Bridge Inn (Aviemore)

The Snow Goose (Farnborough)

The Gathering Place Bistro (Ballate)

Illicit Still (Aberdeen)

Allangrange Arms (Munlochy)

The Dunavon (Aberdeen)

Noose & Monkey (Aberdeen)



The Boudingait (Cupar)

Nicky-Tams Bar and Bothy (Stirling)

The Glover Arms (Perth)

The Kilted Kangaroo (Stirling)

Behind The Wall (Falkirk)

The Tower Gastro Pub (Creiff)

The Byre Inn (Callander)

The Pitcairngreen Inn (Perth)

Duchess of Kirkcaldy (Kirkcaldy)

The Lord of The Isles (Craobh Haven)


South West

The Balloch House (Balloch)

The Commodore (Helensborough)

The Bungo (Glasgow)

The Coylton Arms (Ayr)

The Kirkmichael Arms (Maybole)

The War Office  (Motherwell)

Firebird  (Glasgow)


South East

The Devil’s Advocate (Edinburgh)

The Crown & Kitchen (East Linton)

The Mercat Bar & Grill (Musselburgh)

The Caley Sample Room  (Edinburgh)

No. 1 The Grange (Edinburgh)

The Salisbury Arms (Edinburgh)

The Riccarton Inn (Edinburgh)

Kinleith Mill (Edinburgh)

The Doric (Edinburgh)


Best Cocktail Bar

JunkYard Hamilton (Hamilton)

Meraki (Stirling)

Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn (Glasgow)

Blue Dog (Glasgow)

Panda & Sons (Edinburgh)

Dragonfly (Edinburgh)

The Bon Vivant (Edinburgh)

The Tippling House (Aberdeen)

The Venue (Perth)

Bar One (Inverness)

Tabac (Glasgow)


Wine Bar of the Year

Vroni’s Wine Bar (Glasgow)

Marchtown (Glasgow)

Le Di vin (Edinburgh)

Whighams Wine Cellars (Edinburgh)

Good Brothers Wine Bar (Edinburgh)

One20 Wine Cafe (Edinburgh)

Missoula at Glasgow (Glasgow)

Soul Bar (Aberdeen)

Krakatoa (Aberdeen)

Cherry Tree Coffee House & Wine Bar (Giffnock)


Beer Garden of the Year

Cottiers (Glasgow)

The Ark (Glasgow)

The Rum Shack (Glasgow)

The Blackbird (Edinburgh)

The Applebank Inn (Larkhall)

Teuchters Landing (Edinburgh )

The Ship Inn (Elie)

Atholl Arms (Dunkeld)

The Cumberland Bar (Edinburgh)

The Royal Dick Bar (Edinburgh)


Pet Friendly Venue of the Year

The Kirkstyle Inn (Perth)

Slanj Loch Lomond (Arrochar)

Auldhouse Arms (East Kilbride)

The Weston Tavern (Kilmarnock)

Bank Street Bar Kitchen (Glasgow)

The Inn At Torbrex (Stirling)

Newton Arms (Broxburn)

Munro’s (Glasgow)

The Boathouse (Anstruther)

West (Glasgow)


Country Pub of the Year

The Barn Bar (Oban)

The Boat Inn (Aboyne)

The Balloch House (Balloch)

The Pitcairngreen Inn (Perth)

Clachaig Inn (Glencoe)

The Lade Inn (Callander)

The Old Mill (Glasgow)

The Plough Inn (Melrose)

The Houston Inn (Johnstone)

The Glover Arms (Perth)


Family Friendly Venue of the Year

The Leadburn (Penicuik)

Stand-A-Lane (Galston )

AKVA (Edinburgh)

Hemma (Edinburgh)

The Scaramouche (Glasgow)

Redmond’s (Glasgow)

The Sparkle Horse (Glasgow)

Roseleaf (Edinburgh)

The Bothy (Edinburgh)

Sammys Bar & Kitchen (Glasgow)


Sports Bar of the Year

The Ball Room Sports Bar (Glasgow)

Bristol Bar Glasgow (Glasgow)

Platform 8 (Inverness)

The Sportsman Bar (Glasgow)

The Golf Lounge (Glasgow)

Grace’s Irish Sports Bar (Glasgow)

Alfredos Sports Bar (Glasgow)

Murrayfield Sports Bar (Edinburgh)

The Creamery Sports Bar (Falkirk)

Willie Wastles Sports Bar (Ayr)


Irish Pub of the Year

Kitty O’Shea’s (Glasgow)

Malones Irish Bar (Glasgow)

Molly Malones (Glasgow)

Biddy Mulligans (Edinburgh)

Finnegans Wake (Glasgow)

Jinty McGuinty’s Irish Bar (Glasgow)

St. Vincent’s Boston Irish Bar (Glasgow)

Connollys Irish Bar (Glasgow)

Dropkick Murphys (Edinburgh)

MJ Heraghty Bar (Glasgow)


Karaoke Venue of the Year

Cosmopol (Glasgow)

Supercube (Glasgow)

Half a Tanner (Perth)

The Kilted Kangaroo (Stirling)

Cafe Habana (Edinburgh)

Bar West (Glasgow)

The Libertine (Glasgow)

Bardots (Aberdeen)

Iron Horse (Glasgow)


Team of the Year

The WaterFront (Greenock)

Kimberley Inn (Forres)

Platform 8 (Inverness)

Vroni’s Wine Bar (Glasgow)

The Meadowpark Pub And Dining (Stirling)

Tolbooth Tavern (Edinburgh)

Doc Ferry’s Bar (Dundee)

Laird & Dog Inn (Edinburgh)


Live Music Venue of the Year

The Beer Cafe (Glasgow)

Hootananny (Glasgow)

Avant Garde Music Bar & Restaurant (Glasgow)

Stramash Live Music Bar (Edinburgh)

Captains Bar (Coleraine)

Greyfriars Bar (Perth)

The Green Room (Glasgow)

Ghillie Dhu (Edinburgh)

The Jazz Bar (Edinburgh)

The Oban Inn (Oban)


Best of Glasgow

The Smokin’ Fox

Scotia Bar

The Ben Nevis

The Waterloo

The Counting House

Three Judges

The State Bar

Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn


Best of Edinburgh

The White Hart Inn

The Last Drop

Cafe Royal

Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar

The Bow Bar

Deacon Brodies Tavern

The Oxford Bar

Tolbooth Tavern

Joseph Pearce


Best of Aberdeen

Slains Castle

McGinty’s Meal an’ Ale

The Grill

Dusk Cocktail Bar

Fittie Bar

Masada Bar

Regent Bridge Bar

Ninety-Nine Bar and Kitchen

The Queen Vic



Best of Dundee

The Downfield

Duke’s Corner

The Royal Arch Bar

The Bank Bar

Nether Inn

The Speedwell Bar

The Tinsmith

Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar

Doc Ferry’s Bar

Tickety Boo’s


Gin Bar of the Year

Gin71 Glasgow (Glasgow)

Heads & Tales Gin Bar (Edinburgh)

Bar 91 (Glasgow)

Grape & Grain (Morpeth)

Orchid & Porter’s Gin Micro (Aberdeen)

Tonic (Dundee)

3 Session Street (Dundee)

56 North (Edinburgh)


Student Bar of the Year

BLOC+ (Glasgow)

Tingle Bar (Glasgow)

Lucky 7 Glasgow (Glasgow)

The Library Bar (Edinburgh)

Brass Monkey (Edinburgh)

Vodka Wodka (Glasgow)

Klozet Bar (Dundee)

Bread + Butter (Glasgow)

The Bobbin (Aberdeen)

Buck’s Bar (Glasgow)


Best Food

The Rod & Reel (Crianlarich)

The Old Ship Bank (Glasgow)

Babbity Bowster (Glasgow)

The Laroch Restaurant and Bar (Ballachulish)

Shepherds Rest – Pub & Grill (Aberdeen)

Weston Tavern & Restaurant (Kilmarnock)

Cottiers (Glasgow)

Scotia Bar (Glasgow)

The Otters Head (Glenrothes)


Outstanding Pub of the Year

Cavens Arms (Dumfries)

McChuills (Glasgow)

The Ark Glasgow (Glasgow)

The Riverside (Stirling)

The Cobbles (Kelso)

Salt Horse Beer Shop & Bar (Edinburgh)

Frankenstein (Edinburgh)

The Banshee Labyrinth (Edinburgh)

The Park Bar (Glasgow)

The Piper Whisky Bar (Glasgow)


Microbrewery of the Year

Cold Town Beer (Edinburgh)

Drygate Brewing Co (Glasgow)

Arran Brewery (Glasgow)

Shilling Brewing Company (Glasgow)

Campervan Brewery Tap Room (Edinburgh)

Allanwater Brewhouse (Stirling)

The Cairngorm Brewery (Aviemore)

Loch Leven Brewery (Kinrosss)


Hotel Bar of the Year

Hillpark Hotel (Rosyth)

Moulin Hotel (Pilochry)

Richmond Park Hotel (Bo’ness)

Royal Mackintosh Hotel (Dunbar)

The Border Hotel (Kelso)

The Original Rosslyn Hotel (Edinburgh)

The Cross Keys (Stirling)

Hampton Hotel (Edinburgh)

County Hotel (Peebles)

Dornoch Castle Whisky Bar (Dornoch)



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