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...

101 Best Bars Swiss Barguide 2023/2024
New edition

The 101 best bars in Switzerland in the Swiss Barguide 2023/24

The 101 best bars in Switzerland are represented in the new edition of the Swiss Barguide 2023/24. The handy booklet provides an overview of the Swiss bar landscape and can be ordered now free of charge in the BAR NEWS Shop.

Scene experts, bar professionals and experts from the beverage industry were on the road for the 11th SWISS BARGUIDE throughout Switzerland and have visited and evaluated bars again this year. The new booklet ... Read more ...

Toàn Phan Thanh
Tender Talk

10 questions for Toàn Phan Thanh

Toàn Phan Thanh is the only Barkeeper in the cocktail and tapas bar "The Hangout". Creating cocktails is what he likes best about his job.

Born in Nyon, in the canton of Vaud, Toàn Phan Thanh trained as a watchmaker at Rolex. He got the idea of becoming Barkeeper from a friend who was training ... Read more ...

Paysages Armagnac
Focus topic


Armagnac is a noble French brandy that is often overshadowed by its more famous cousin, Cognac. Nevertheless, Armagnac has a long and fascinating history, a unique production method and a variety of renowned brands.

The history of Armagnac dates back to the 14th century, making it one of the oldest spirits in Europe. The region of Armagnac, located in the southwest of France, about 120 kilometers ... Read more...

BA NOMU Hamburg 2022
Bartender International

Dustin Le, Bā Nomu, Hamburg

After numerous interesting and educational jobs, Dustin Le decided to open his own restaurant with a Vietnamese-Japanese bar-restaurant concept. He now manages his third restaurant, Bā Nomu, most of the time, where he promotes "a lively concept - without fixed times for menu changes.

My life I was born and grew up in Bremen. After finishing secondary school, I started a three-year apprenticeship as a hotel specialist at the Hotel zur Post. The training was a mixture of ... Read more ...

Campari Negroni Week 2023
Negroni Week

Campari Negroni Week 2023

Campari Negroni Week has been an integral part of the agenda for over 10 years. From September 18 to 24, 2023, numerous events will once again be held around the world under the #NegroniWeek banner, with the proceeds going to charity partner Slow Food.

Since the invention of the cocktail in 1919, Campari has been the red heart of the Negroni, a cocktail that showcases Campari's unique flavor profile and is now one of the most ... Read more...

GinGin, Horgen

Chin-chin in GinGin

Since June 2023, the village center of Horgen is one location richer. The married couple Luz and Sohn wanted to create something unique and bring the village square back to life.

Especially the interior of the gin and wine bar, which was kept in the French "industrial style", invites you to marvel. In the GinGin are about 52 gins on offer. Of course, also a ... Read more ...


This is the shortlist 2023

Three Barkeeper, three up-and-coming talents, nine bars, three bar teams and three bar cards are still in the running for the seven awards, which will be presented on October 25, 2023 at the Award Night of the 21st SWISS BAR AWARDS.

The following 21 Barkeeper and bars have qualified for the 2023 shortlist. Congratulations! The winners of the SWISS BAR AWARDS 2023 will be announced on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at ... Read more ...

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