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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 2 | 2023

Bella Italia

Announcement of the 21st edition 2023

Review of the finals

Appenzellerland, St. Galler Rheintal, Liechtenstein


Issue 2023/24

New Bar Beverage offer now available

The Bar Beverage offer is revised annually and is published each May. The reference book can be ordered free of charge in the BAR NEWS Shop. Drinks and spirits overview The Swiss drinks and spirits overview...

Cocktails with southern wines
Amplified wines & cocktails

Cocktails with southern wines

Even before Manhattan and Martini, port-based flips or cobblers with sherry or Madeira were the in-drinks of the still young United States. Compared to the original cocktail, which in addition to some...

Market survey Bar News 2023
Optimistic mood

Market survey 2022/23

After we were already able to draw a fairly positive picture last year following the completion of the Corona measures, this trend has continued. This conclusion can be drawn from the responses of the decision-makers....

In search of clues

Whisk(e)y in cocktails

No drink comes closer to the original composition of spirits, sugar, bitters and water than the Old Fashioned. When the "Cock-Tail" first appeared in a Hudson newspaper in 1806,...

A look into the beer glass

Porter and stout

The days are getting shorter, but the nights are getting longer. And because temperatures are dropping at the same time, refreshment is no longer the most important requirement for a beer. If porter and stout were a...


Hubert Pavao Peter, Brother, Vienna
Bartender International

Hubert Pavao Peter, Brother, Vienna

I am 35 years old and was born in Schwarzenberg in the Bregenzerwald in Austria. I grew up on a farm, surrounded by lots of crafts, manual labor and nature. After school...

Barkeeper Justin Andrew Ebert
Barchef and co-owner On the Rocks Bar, Wengen

10 Questions for Justin Andrew Ebert

Born in Heilbronn (DE), Justin Andrew Ebert spent his early years in the Bernese Oberland. At the age of five, he moved back to Germany, where he completed his school career. To become...

Bartender International

Boris Gröner, One Trick Pony, Freiburg

Originally I come from a place called Rosswag, near Stuttgart, and I am 44 years old now. I have two children, and together with Andreas Schöler I own...

Bartender International

Lennart Deddens, Stockroom, Groningen

After working my way up as a kitchen help and then a waiter, I finally became Barkeeper. Then it was time to move to the "big city" - Groningen - which...



Tribute to the national brewing art

Swiss Beer Day

Every year, on the last Friday in April, Switzerland celebrates its beer. It may not be an official holiday, but it is a day to celebrate. The Swiss brewing industry has...

Bars and restaurants


DistiSuisse Award 2023
Noble brandy award

DistiSuisse 2023 tender launched

The call for entries has recently been launched. The application period runs until the end of June 2023. The DistiSuisse national spirits award has been on the road to success for years. This is proven by the increased number of participants in the past....

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