Bar manager Bateau Rouge Pub

10 questions for Melissa Udry

I am Valaisan and a trained chef. I come from Nendaz, a ski resort in central Valais. Before I got into the bar scene, I worked as a chef in a gourmet restaurant in Mézière VD.

One day on the way out I said in a conversation that I would like to run a bar like this. So it went straight into business and I opened my first ... Read more ...

3 former winners in a short interview

Why you should also apply for the Swiss Bar Awards 2024!

Three of the winners of the Swiss Bar Awards 2023 explain what motivated them to apply and give tips on why it's also worthwhile for you to apply for the 2024 awards!

Erik KorenAward Best Bar Team 2023 What was the motivation for your team to apply for the SWISS BAR AWARDS? Besides the recognition of the hard work, it was ... Read more ...

A portrait of the winner

And the winner 2024 is ...Flurin Kopp!

The fourth edition of the SWISS COCKTAIL OPEN is over, the winner has been crowned and the trophy has been passed on. However, this year it does not seem to have to travel far. It is staying in Zurich. The manager of the "Tipsy Tiger", Flurin Kopp, impressed the jury with his courage for unusual flavor combinations and contemporary sustainability.

The excitement in the hall is not only palpable among the finalists when it comes to who will be awarded the trophy in the form of an oversized cocktail glass. The spectators whisper ... Read more ...

Edition 2024/2025

Updated "Bar Beverage Offer" brochure now available

The current edition of the most comprehensive supplier directory for the retail and food service sectors includes 2,750 products and 850 brands. The revised 2024/2025 edition can be ordered now free of charge.

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 ... Read more ...

Rugen Bartender Event 2024
Exclusive event

Rugen Bartender Event 2024

Take an exclusive look behind the scenes at the Rugen Distillery. Experience an exciting day (worth over CHF 400) in the Bernese Oberland on June 3, 2024, including a visit to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe.

Exciting day including Jungfraujoch You are cordially invited to take a look behind the scenes of the Rugen Distillery. Experience an exciting day (worth over CHF 400.-) in the Bernese ... Read more ...

Swiss Cocktail Open

Flurin Kopp mixes the best cocktail in Switzerland 2024 with "Gipfelstürmer"

24 finalists competed live in front of an audience in Zurich on May 6 for the title of "Best Cocktail in Switzerland 2024". 33-year-old Flurin Kopp from the Tipsy Tiger in Zurich impressed the jury with his creative cocktail creation and contemporary sustainability.

At the Swiss Cocktail Open, the largest cocktail competition in Switzerland, 24 bartenders and Barkeeper competed against each other on Monday afternoon, May 6, at Chicago 1928 in Zurich Oerlikon. They had ... Read more ...

Grand finale on May 6

These are the finalists of the SWISS COCKTAIL OPEN 2024

The 24 finalists for the Swiss Cocktail Open 2024 have been announced. On May 6, they will mix their cocktail creations live in front of an audience in Zurich-Oerlikon and compete for the title of "Best Cocktail in Switzerland 2024".

The SWISS COCKTAIL OPEN is the largest cocktail competition in Switzerland and is taking place for the fourth time this year. This year, the format once again motivated bartenders and Barkeeper ... Read more ...

Nullpromille Trophy 2024

Tobias Schwingshackl and Praveen Paul are the winners

For the 13th time, cocktails were mixed in the final of the Swiss Nullpromille Trophy competition for the best non-alcoholic cocktail. Tobias Schwingshackl from the Clouds Bar in Zurich and Praveen Paul from the Lakeview Bar on the Bürgenstock were able to impress with their cocktails "Sleepy Martini" and "Pink Dragon".

An event with zero alcohol content became extremely lively yesterday afternoon in the lively city center of Basel, as the trade magazine Bar News had invited to the final of the 13th Swiss Nullpromille Trophy . The ... Read more ...


Lorenz Struchen is Barkeeper of the year 2023

On October 25, the best Barkeeper and bars in Switzerland were chosen at the Award Night of the 21st SWISS BAR AWARDS. The total of seven awards were presented in a festive atmosphere in front of around 300 invited guests.

This year's Swiss Bar Awards started at the beginning of May with the call for entries. By the closing date at the beginning of June, a record-breaking number of bars and bartenders had once again applied. The expert jury, consisting ... Read more ...

Drinks & Knowledge compact

122 attractive drink recipes at Bar Mixbooklet 2024

The Bar Mixbooklet 2024 has been published. The new edition provides a broad range of basic cocktail knowledge. It includes 122 attractive mix recipes for classic drinks as well as trendy and non-alcoholic drinks. The booklet can now be ordered free of charge from the BAR NEWS store.

The new edition of the handy Bar Mixbooklet provides a lot of basic knowledge, for example how to mix drinks with and without alcohol and what to look out for in order to prepare good cocktails... Read more...

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