Drinks List Of The Year 2020 – enter now!

Closing date: 27 Sep 2020

Imbibe's annual Drinks List of the Year (DLOTY) competition is open for entries, with exciting new categories to reflect the current climate

Launched in 2016, Imbibe's Drinks List of the Year aims to find and reward the best cocktail and spirits lists in bars across the UK – and it's back for 2020.

Coronavirus may have had a devastating impact on the hospitality industry, but we still wanted to honour those members of our community who have been working hard to create and innovate in the face of adversity. 

As such, in an effort to reflect current times, the 2020 edition of DLOTY will feature four brand-new categories:

  • Best post-lockdown list
  • Most innovative format 
  • Best delivery/takeaway list 
  • Best dedicated list

There will also be four categories from previous competitions: Best hotel list; Best group list; Best themed list; and the headlining Best overall drinks list which will reflect an offering that this year’s judges believe is indicative of the industry and its efforts to prevail during Covid-19.

All lists are judged based on presentation, taking the likes of aesthetic appeal, navigability, presentation and, of course, drinks selection into account.

2019 winners included the likes of Blue Bar at The Berkeley (London), Lab 22 (Cardiff), Liars Group (Manchester) and American Bar at The Savoy (London). We can't wait to see what this year holds.

All you have to do to enter is fill in the form below by Sunday 27 September. Good luck!

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Drinks list submission

Use one or more of the below functionalities to submit your drinks list

If your drinks menu can be viewed online, please paste the URL here.

If you'd like to submit your drinks menu by uploading a digital copy, please do so here

Other options to submit your drinks list

Which categories would you like your drinks list to be considered for?

We will consider the following criteria: how your list engages customers, how easy it is to navigate, as well as a clear presentation and pleasing aesthetics. Lists should allow the guest to select their drink with little or no help from venue staff. Our judging panel reserves the right to amend self-selected categories if they feel your menu would be a strong contender for different/additional categories.