Middle East bars nominated for Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

Dubai took five of nine places in regional International Restaurant Bar nominees
Masti was one of the bars nominated
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Masti was one of the bars nominated

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation has revealed its regional nominees for the 2020 Spirited Awards, with a number of venues in the Middle East making the cut.

Dubai’s Buddha Bar and Beirut’s Ferdinand both received two nominations, both being put up for the Middle East and Africa’s Best International Bar Team, while the former also took a nomination for Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar and the latter for Best International Restaurant Bar.


The Middle East dominated the region’s Best International Restaurant Bar with Dubai venues BB Social Dining, Coya, LPM, Masti, and Zuma, all joining Ferdinand in making the final nine.

You can see the other Middle East bars nominated below.

Best International Bar Team
Buddha Bar – Dubai
Ferdinand – Beirut

Best International Cocktail Bar
Electric Bing Sutt – Beirut, Lebanon
Shinko – Cairo

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar
Buddha Bar – Dubai,
Iris – Dubai

Best International Hotel Bar
Galaxy Bar DIFC – Dubai
Laurel Bar at Caesars Palace – Dubai
Hooch Boutique & drinker at the Phoenicia Hotel – Beirut

Best International Restaurant Bar
BB Social Dining – Dubai
Coya Dubai
Ferdinand – Beirut
LPM – Dubai
Masti – Dubai
Zuma – Dubai

Best New International Cocktail Bar
Amazonico Dubai

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