Check out the Molson Coors Scottish Entertainment & Hospitality Awards’ categories 2018 and choose the right ones for you!


Best Family Restaurant

We are looking for a perfect spot for a family get together; a restaurant offering delicious food and going out of their way to provide an excellent experience for all generations. 


Best take Away

Whether we are grabbing a bite in a rush or ordering in for a cosy evening we all appreciate the merits of a good take away; whether fish and chips, pizza, burger or kebab the winner of this award will be providing outstanding food on the go.


Best Newcomer

The winner of this award will be a new hospitality venue which will have been open no longer that 18 months from the date of the gala final – 29/04/2018.


Best Indian Restaurant

This venue needs to know its curry powder from garam masala, and treat the great Scottish public to the best India has to offer.


Best Italian Restaurant

This venue will be able to demonstrate everything that makes Italy famous. Passion, enthusiasm and great taste.


Best World Cuisine

From Australia to Mexico, Vietnam to Morocco, up the Mediterranean and to Russia and China, this venue will bring the tastes and cultures of countries far and wide to Scotland (Excludes Italian and Indian Restaurants).


Best Burger

Scotland’s Burger obsession continues, offering diners far more than just a poor man’s steak sandwich! Not limited just to meat burgers however as the last year has seen an explosion of meat alternative burgers and we

welcome all sorts!


Best Independent Bar

Scotland has some of the most exciting bars in Europe, but where is the best independently run bar in the country? Bars within this category must be independently managed, but may be owned by a larger group.


Best Sports Bar

This award will be presented to the bar with the best provision for showcasing local, national and international sports.


Best Cocktail Bar

Would Tom Cruise be proud of your hippy hippy shake? We are looking for the best of Scotland’s bars with a dedicated cocktail selection and mixologists delivering the absolute classics and experimental specials.


Best Irish Bar

Boasting a friendly atmosphere, hearty food and drink and traditional Irish entertainment, the winner of this category will be Scotland’s best showcase of the unique spirit of Irish culture.


Best Gin Bar

Gin is the new black! Recent years have seen a surge in popularity for the spirt and an emergence of delicious new brands but who is serving it the best? The winner of this category will boast an extensive menu and a knowledgeable team who really can deliver the ‘perfect serve’.


Best Whisky Bar

Whether you’re after the complexity of a Speyside or the smoky tones of an Islay, you’re never too far from a dram in Scotland. We are looking for Scotland’s Best Whisky Bar providing a warm Scottish welcome, an extensive selection and a team that can provide tailored recommendations to the whisky newbies and the connoisseur alike.


Best Late Night Bar

Providing a space for socialising and an enjoying a sip well in to the night, the winner of this category will boast a great range of drinks, promos and the best atmosphere for a night out. Venues within this category must market themselves as a Late Night Bar (not a nightclub) and must open after 1am more than 3 nights a week.


Best Nightclub

If you are filling your dancefloor, and keeping the Scottish public partying in to the wee hours, then this is the category for you. Venues within this category must market themselves as a Night Club (not a late night bar) and must open after 1am more than 3 nights a week.


Best Entertainment Venue

Be it a tribute night, a live music session, a burlesque show, or something completely individual, entertainment venues across Scotland are thriving and we want to know where’s best to be entertained.


Best Pub

Maybe it’s smack bang in the city or way out in the sticks, we all have that special pub we return to time and time again…either way we want to find THE best pub in Scotland.


Best Gastro Pub

Far more than just pub grub, Scotland’s gastro Pubs are leading the way in informal dining! If you think your local is the best, then we want to hear about it.


Best Wine Selection

Know your Shiraz from your Merlot, your Sauvignon from your Soave? The winner of this award will have the best wine list available in the country and is open to specialist bars, restaurants, and hotels.


Best Beer Selection

Scotland is leading the wave of craft beer creation, from the big dogs to the snappy start-ups. Which bar or pub has the best beer selection in the country though?