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Since 2003, the trade magazine BAR NEWS has been presenting the most important awards of the Swiss bar scene: the SWISS BAR AWARDS. Talented Barkeeper and trendy bars are awarded in seven categories.

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BAR NEWS 3 | 2024

Summer Vibes

Focus topic: Agave brandies
From mezcal to tequila

Swiss Bar Awards
Longlist of the 22nd edition

Neuchâtel and Jura


Non-alcoholic beers

These beers are not without

For a long time, going out without alcohol was no fun. The choice was often limited to water, sugary soft drinks and Clausthaler; encouraging sayings ("someone just has to drive") or meaningful...

5 bars in the cocktail metropolis

Barcelona bar tour

A search for clues between Tibidabo and the beach, Sagrada Família and la Rambla, sangria and tinto de verano. "As a small city, the cocktail bar scene is quite impressive." I hear this sentence...

Edition 2024/2025

Updated "Bar Beverage Offer" brochure now available

Barkeeper, restaurateurs and beverage retailers can find products, brands and their manufacturers or general importers quickly, easily and without electronic aids in the Bar Beverage range 2024/2025. The Bar Beverage range is revised annually...

Things to know about IPA

Is it all IPA or what?

Among beer drinkers, people are often loyal to their favorite beer for decades. The curious, who dare to look over the glass rim of their habitual bar, usually come first with a fruity-bitter IPA in...

Market survey Bar News 2023
Good mood in the gastronomy sector

Market survey 2023/24

After we were able to paint a fairly positive picture last year, this trend has unfortunately not continued. This conclusion can be drawn from the responses of decision-makers from various industry players.


Bartender International

Martin Hudak, Maybe Sammy, Sidney

My parents were not in favor of this either; they rather urged me to take up a profession that promised financial security. Nevertheless, I never gave up my passion for singing...

Bar manager Bateau Rouge Pub

10 questions for Melissa Udry

One day in a conversation on the way out, I said that I would like to run a bar like this. That's how the business came about and I opened my first...

Barkeeper at Kesslers Club Social

10 questions for Marco Murciano

But then came Covid and the travel bans. I was 19 years old when I first moved to Switzerland with my girlfriend and accepted various jobs. When I finally...

Bartender International

Pawel Rodaszynski, El Koktel, Warsaw

After several years of wandering around Poland (Piła, Bydgoszcz, Łódź, Wrocław) as well as stays in Spain and Belgium, I finally moved to Warsaw to become more serious as a cocktail maker.Barkeeper to work and to work my...

Assistant Bar Manager, Clouds Bar Zurich

10 questions for Lukas Zingerle

I'm originally from South Tyrol, Italy, where I graduated from the Bruneck regional hotel management school at the age of 19 and went straight into the bar business. I have worked my way through various...



In the starting blocks

3rd CaReHo trade fair in Martigny

This will take place from November 17 to 19, 2024 at CERM in Martigny. Café, restaurant, bar and hotel operators, organizations and players in the food service sector from the neighbouring flat and mountain regions will exchange ideas for three...

Bars and restaurants



Martin Candinas new President

Martin Candinas succeeds former National Councillor Alois Gmür, who is stepping down after more than twelve years in office. "I am delighted with this election," he says. "I will do everything I can to...

Hotel & Gastro Union

Change at the top of the Executive Board

Oliver Schärli was chosen by the central board of the employee organization. The 50-year-old from Lucerne is Head of the Labor Market and Unemployment Insurance Division at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO in Bern and a member of SECO's Executive Board. The...

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