It’s time to get your nominations in for the 2018 Spirited Awards

Nominations for the 12th annual Spirited Awards held at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, are now open.

The Spirited Awards are divided into four categories: American category, for USA bars and bartenders; the International category, for bars and bartenders around the world; the Writing & Media category for publications across the globe; and a Global category that sees the world’s best spirit selection and cocktail list (among other things) awarded.

The Spirited Awards, which takes place on Saturday July 21st, recognise not just the best bars and bartenders in the USA but also feature the international bars and bar teams that are kicking goals across the world. Between now and May 15th, you can visit the Spirited Awards and nominate yourself, your venue, or some other bars and bartenders you think are competing with the best in the world.

Click here to go to the registration page and then get your nominations in — let’s see Australia gain even greater recognition for the great drinking we have here, yeah?


Tales of the Cocktail runs from July 17th to the 22nd, 2018.

While you’re in a rewarding frame of mind, have you voted in the Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards yet? Click here to cast your votes for the best bars, bartenders, and bar operators in Australia now.