Monday 7th July I am hosting Dublins Barstaff, Bar of the Year Awards.
I'm doing it for the main reason is that I would genuinely like to know from staff where to they Like, not from a magazine awards or radio texting etc.., I really want to know where bar/industry staff enjoy, and I think that barstaff will benefit from it going forward.
Over the next 2 weeks I will be going around to every Pub/Club and Eating establishment in a 1 mile radius of Dublin City Centre, and gonna find out from the staff's view which is their favourite; 1. Restaurant/Food Place, 2. Favourite Night Club, 3. Favourite Venue for Cocktail, 4. Favourite Industry Personality(From Doorman to Promoter to Barman) 5. The Big One Favourite Bar.
The rules are simple, for me I will get a minimum of 300 votes to make the awards prestigious and worthy, and every winner of a category will receive a prize. I will arrive to each venue with poster and sheet and ask for a minimum of 5 people voting from each premises
Rules for voters is you cannot vote for your own venue or a venue in the same group.
Doors are 10p.m, free entry, loads of drinks offers and I have back to back DJ's that have over 30 years experience in the City Centre and have played in 30 venues minimum between them, but I will wait till Friday before I announce them with my poster and further details.
To get the ball rolling these are my votes and this comes from drinking more or less every week in the City Centre since 1995;
Favourite Rest/Food place :- Blarney Inn (Best Steaks in the World)
Favourite Night Club :- Lillies Bordello
Favourite Cocktail Venue:- Fade Street Social
Favourite Personality(Tough) :- not Sure its between Chris Jackson, Slim Denby, Brian O Kane, Paul Duffy, Andy Bailey, Mick Jennings, Dara Mac Ghiolla Ri, Ian Lacey
Favourite Bar Big One :- Has to be the Mezz
So guys poster to follow and and if you want to PM me or any of the administrators with your vote and you work outside the City Centre thats cool to.
Thanks and see ya all soon