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Bols Around the World saw hundreds of entries from bar teams in over 40 countries all looking to be named the Bols Master Bar Team 2019.

Bar teams submitted their video bringing to life a unique cocktail recipe and creative concept. Entries went through two rounds of judging, the first by the Lucas Bols Global Team and the second by the esteemed judging panel consisting of leading figures from the industry. The judges then whittled down the great number of entries to a top six in each region. Within this select group, only one team were named the champions, earning themselves a spot in the grand finale.

Congratulations to the bar teams who will be competing in the grand global final! Take a look below at the teams - in no particular order:

Happy Days Slip This from SIP Exclusive bar in South Africa with their cocktail Popping The Beet
Keepers Team from Keepers bar in South Korea with their cocktail Traveler
The Three Balconiers from El Balcón bar in Colombia with their cocktail Berry Hot
Lions CREW from Xander Bar in Four Seasons in Russia with their cocktail Lions Cup
Mr Fogg's Master Mixologists from Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour with their cocktail Double Dutch
Botanist Bar Team from Botanist Bar in Canada with their cocktail Into the Ether

The six finalist bar teams will be travelling to Amsterdam this summer to compete in the grand finale on 19th June 2019. Who will come out on top as the Bols Master Bar Team 2019? Don't forget to follow @BolsBartending and #BATW2019 for all-important competition updates.

We'd also like to say a big well done to all the competitors. See below the top six entries per region.

Africa and Middle East

Buddha Bar Dubai | Dubai, UAE
Coya Restaurant Bar | Dubai, UAE
Hendricks | Dubai, UAE
SIP Exclusive | Cape Town, South Africa - Winning bar team
Tipa Mara | Giv'atayim, Israel
WXYZ Aloft City Centre | Dubai, UAE

Asia Pacific

Alice Cheongdam | Seoul, South Korea
Bar Livet | Tokyo, Japan
Jasmine | Leura, Australia
Keepers | Seoul, South Korea - Winning bar team
Lechamber | Seoul, South Korea
Pussyfoot Saloon | Seoul, South Korea

Central South America

ARCA | Tulum, Mexico
Boreal Gastropub | Gramado, Brazil
Champagne Bar | Cozumel, Mexico
El Balcón | Cali, Colombia - Winning bar team
Jardin Mallinkrodt | Santiago de Chile, Chile
Kaito | Mexico City, Mexico

Eastern Europe

Black Swan Budapest | Boudapest, Hungary
Boutiq’Bar | Budapest, Hungary
Elissa Bar & Restaurant | Odessa, Ukraine
People Fusion Place | Vinnitsa, Ukraine
The Roots Bar & More | Warszawa, Poland
Xander Bar in Four Seasons Hotel | Saint-Petersburg, Russia - Winning bar team

Western Europe

Americain at Haymarket by Scandic | Stockholm, Sweden
Bar Mirador Grand Hotel Bahia Real | Corralejo Spain
Himkok | Oslo, Norway
Juniper & Kin | Amserdan, Netherlands
Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour | London, United Kingdom - Winning bar team
Rosalia’s Menagerie | Amsterdam, Netherlands

North America

Bistro Kapzak | Granby, Canada
Botanist Bar | Vancouver, Canada - Winning bar team
Lono Hollywood | Los Angeles, USA
The Beehive | San Francisco, USA
The Drifter Chicago | Chicago, USA
Whitechapel | San Francisco, USA

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