McGettigans Irish Bar, Letterkenny has been shortlisted as the county’s only finalist in this year’s Bar of the Year Awards. McGettigans Irish Bar, located in the Clanree Hotel has been nominated in three categories; Best Hotel Bar, Best Bar Personality and Best Use of Social Media.
Celebrating excellence within the industry, the Bar Of The Year Awards are dedicated to raising the profile of the licensed trade and reminding consumers of the excellent service and quality that exists today within the licensed trade.
An expert panel of industry professionals, training and service experts and food and tourism representatives judge the prestigious event.
The awards will culminate in a gala black tie event in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, (formerly the Burlington Hotel), on Tuesday, October 28 from 6.30pm.
Open to all licensed premises in Ireland, the Bar Of The Year Awards received a 36% increase in entries this year. Bars across Ireland were selected across a range of categories including Bar Food of the Year, Best Modern Irish Cooking in a Bar, Best Use of Social Media, City Bar of the Year, Cocktail Bar of the Year and Country Bar of the Year.
This year’s awards are made up of 21 categories with over 98 premises across Ireland making the shortlist.
Nominations were strong across all categories including Bar Food of the Year, Tourist Bar of the Year and Local Bar of the Year. New categories for 2014 included Best Use of Social Media and the most popular category this year was Bar Food of the Year.
For a full list of all categories and finalists please visit the awards’ website at http://www.licensingworld.ie