Legendary Bar Awards Singapore
By Barstylez – 18 January 2019
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ZAC MIRZA (SG LEGENDARY BARTENDER, OWNER OF BARTISTRY & KULT KAFE)

Taking home 6 Awards in these Categories: 

Best Working Flair, Best Showmanship, Flair Legendary, Most Supporting Flair Bartending, Bar Entrepreneur, The Legendary

SALUTE!

 

An award to commemorate bartenders that have worked in early 90s to early 2000s. We recognize that many of these individuals have shown selfless contribution. We call them our heroes, but they humbly tell us that anyone would do what they did. But, in many ways, anyone who steps up to make the night lively, is our hero.

Bartenders For Bartenders

Here are the list of  14 Categories 

WINNERS & OUTSTANDING AWARD

Best Bar Back

These individuals are known as the backbone of bartenders. They assist in replenishing stocks, ice, glasses and other things that the bartender needs. Their role is very important as it determines the flow of the service by the bartenders. Here are the list of Bar Backs in no particular order:

 

Rodin Adam

Adrian Lo

Adam Chan

Darren Yeap

Faidzal

Daniel

Fitri Hazlee

Farid

Jeremy Ng

Riezal

Outstanding – Faidzal

 

Young Bartender 

Bartenders who started in the early years. These individuals have started as a young as 16 years old. Some neglected their studies and believe that bartending or F&B is their dream job. Till date, most of them are still in the industry. Here are the list of people that have started since they were young and contributed to the F&B industry in no particular order:

Jeremie Tan

James Bandril

Fitri Hazlee

Adam Chan

Iswandy Pungot

Adrian Lo

Aphad Fadhli

Alfee Zulkiflee

Yuri Rudnev

Paul Francis Eisa Chong

Outstanding – Paul Francis Eisa Chong

 

Mentors from Overseas

These individuals (from Overseas) started working in Singapore bars in the 90s. With the knowledge and experienced they have, they took the challenge and gained them a good reputable position in Singapore and are well-respected by the bartenders. Here are the list of Mentors from Overseas in no particular order:

 

Sharon King

Adam Browning Hill

Jonty

Marco De Miranda

Adrian Houghton

Outstanding – Marco De Miranda

 

Flair Legend (Placed Singapore in the world map)

These individuals have competed locally and Internationally, with other bartenders from the rest of the world. They trained hard and made it big in International competition. Some of them have even had their name listed alongside world flair champions. Some even sleep with their flair bottles on their bed. Here are the list of Flair Legend in no particular order:

 

Kenni Koh

Vincent Tan

Mamat Suali

Hirman Asnadi

Mac Azaman

Fifi Faris

Paul Francis Eisa Chong

James Bandril

Adrian Lo

Zac Mirza

Outstanding – Mamat Suali

 

Best Showmanship

Flairing is not only about flipping of bottles and shakers while working. It’s actually more than that. Creativity, crowd interaction and showmanship are some of the key points that should always be factored in. It is not as easy as it seems but yes, entertainment is the most important element in flairing. Here are the bartenders that have created memories and make their guest feel entertained in no particular order:

 

Y Kasem

Ogy

Fifi Faris

Irwin Yaakup

Sanny Salem

Rahim Rafi

Zac Mirza

Kenni Koh

Shaleh Bin Md Jati

Ethan Leslie Leong

Outstanding – Sanny Salem

 

Best Working Flair

Early 90s-Present, Singapore bartending is known as one of the best working flair skills in the bar industry. Flair does not discourage the bartenders from flairing a full or half bottle while they are on shift. As long as there is a bottle and shaker, they will keep on flairing with passion. Here are the list of Best Working Flair in no particular order:

 

Sanny Salem

Mohamed Akhbar

Ethan Leslie Leong

Eddie Ali

Abdullahsiraj AJ Mohammed

Mac Azaman

Zac Mirza

Mohamad Shafari

Keen Jappar

Mamat Suali

Hirman Asnadi

Kenni Koh

Fifi Faris

Shaleh Bin Jati

Ryan Emy

Paul Francis Chong

Rahim Rafi

Aphad Fadhli

Don

Farid

 

Best Brand Flair Competition

Not only have they organised competitions, but they have also groomed some of the well-known bartenders that we know today. They have also made the bartending community closer. Here are the list of Best Brand Flair Competitions in no particular order:

 

Beefeater Flair Open Singapore

Bacardi Martini Grand Prix Singapore

Singapore Bartender of The Year by ABSS

Jack Daniels Flair Open Singapore

Skyy Vodka Global Flair Challenge Singapore

 

Outstanding – Bacardi Martini Grand Prix Singapore

 

The Legendary Flair Team

The Flair team is formed not to compete amongst one another but to create a closer bond between the bartenders. They share their knowledge in work and also flair. They practise together and help each other to be better. Here are the list of The legendary Flair Team in no particular order:

 

Overpour Team

Flair Crew Team

Flair Inc Team

 

Best Female Bartender 

Gender does not differentiate a person to do what he or she could do. With determination and passion, this individual has proven that a female bartender can be on par with the male bartender. Here, we recognised the effort this person has put in.

 

Vikki Huang

Outstanding – Vikki Huang

 

Most Supporting Flair Bartending

These individuals are known for curating cocktails, but nonetheless, their involvement in the flair scene is big. They have helped in advising on how to improve and incorporate cocktail into flair.

 

Zac Mirza

Din Hassan

 

Outstanding – Zac Mirza & Din Hassan

 

Bar Entrepreneur

These individuals started off as bartenders and had big dreams to become an entrepreneur. Today, these individuals have proven that being a bartender does not deter them from achieving something big in life, no matter what the profession is.

 

Sanny Salem

Shah Dillon

Zac Mirza

Shaleh Bin Md Jati

Alfee Zulkiflee

Ethan Leslie Leong

Ashley Chan

Marco De Miranda

Shawn Kishore

Diet Hidayat

Outstanding – Shah Dillon

 

Bar Hero

This is a special award that goes to an individual that not only has made his name as one of the best flair bartenders in the 90s to early 2000s but is still contributing his time and effort to the industry even after no longer being as involved.

 

Fifi Faris

Outstanding – Fifi Faris

 

Bar Hero (Working Abroad)

This is a special award that goes to an individual that not only has made his name as one of the best flair bartenders in Singapore but is still contributing his time and effort to the industry “abroad”  leaving Singapore more than a decade of his bartending Career even after no longer being as involved in Singapore.

 

Hirman Asnadi

Outstanding – Hirman Asnadi

 

The Legendary (Those that are still currently working in the Industry) 

These are the individuals who have started off in the industry in the early 90s. They have been around for more than 20 over years and contributed effortlessly to the industry. Left with only a few pioneers that are still surviving, here are the bartenders that have been around to date to be where they always love to be.

 

Kiki Huzairi

Halifi

Zac Mirza

Mike Selvam Bangru

Mac Azaman

Rahim Rafi

Hirman Asnadi

Ethan Leslie Leong

Keen Jappar

Wan Rahmat

Marco De Miranda

Din Hassan

Mohamed Akhbar

Y Kasem

Sanny Salem

Chestan Tan

George Lowe

Gregory Ong

Chris Kwek

Ashley Chan

Rudy

Yanni

Don

Ashur

Eddie Ali

Abdullahsiraj AJ Mohammed

Mohammad Shafari

Sanjay Joseph

Mike Cheng

Mac Lee