Connacht Hospitality Group bars nominated for eleven awards

Several bars from the Connacht Hospitality Group (CHG) have been nominated for multiple accolades at the prestigious 2023 Irish Bar of the Year Awards.

The bars have been nominated for 11 awards across an array of categories, and the winners will be announced at the grand finale at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin, on August 21st next.

The Irish Bar of the Year Awards sees a panel of experts hand-pick the best bars each year from across the country and these judges oversee a slew of diverse and exciting categories. Winners from each category have the honour of holding their titles until at least the following year. An Púcán, HYDE Bar & Gin Parlour, 1520, and The Connacht Hotel will all hope to win awards across several categories.

Of these four CHG establishments, An Púcán has been nominated in the most amount of categories as it stands to potentially claim five awards. The Forster Street bar could potentially win the Innovative Bar of the Year, City Bar of the Year, Best Bar to Watch the Match, and Outside Space of the Year – plus, its Manager Conor Moloney is up for Bar Manager of the Year.

An Púcán’s covered Beer Garden has recently been upgraded to include one of the largest TV screens in the country and remains one of the liveliest spots in Galway City for watching live televised sport.

HYDE Bar has received the second-most nominations among the CHG bars, and the Galway City-centre spot could claim as many as three awards (Cocktail Bar of the Year, Hotel Bar of the Year, and Gin Bar of the Year). As one of the most stylish bars in Galway City, it has earned a remarkable reputation as a boho-chic retreat with unique cocktails, chef-crafted food, and elegant surroundings.

The Connacht Hotel is up for two awards – Hotel Bar of the Year as well as Outside Space of the Year (owing to its eye-catching new space The Aviary). Plus, 1520 could claim the Tourist Bar of the Year gong thanks to its medieval history, welcoming atmosphere, and fantastic location on Quay Street.

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