Bar Review Contest Accepting Entries

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If you enjoy writing bar and lounge reviews, the prize could be yours. The bar and lounge review contest is open to beer, cocktail and wine connoisseurs alike who have something to say about one of its 56,000+ bars in it’s global bar guide.

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The bar and lounge review contest on is open to beer, cocktail and wine connoisseurs alike who enjoy sharing their experience and want help others find that “must go to” bar. There are 56,000+ bars in its global bar guide, so there’s a good chance people will find one of their favorite bars. Entries will be judged by creativity, clarity and helpfulness.

The Barmano project team has decided to spread some economic stimulus of its own by offering two Amazon gift certificates to the two best written bar reviews between September 21th and October 15th. All entries must be in accordance with the official rules, and will be judged by the Barmano project team members, and community members.

To enter, participants must write a bar review for a bar appearing in Barmano’s bar guide. You must be a member to participate. Membership takes seconds to do, and is free. To qualify, reviews must be 200 words and must be previously unpublished, original review. The site’s editors will add a bar if a visitor can’t find their favorite bar or pub. It has tens of thousands of bars and city bar guides, from its Milwaukee bar guide to its San Francisco bar guide.

The review(s) must be an original piece of work, which has not been previously published online, nor offline. They will be looked at closely for usefulness, clarity, novelty and that people are just having fun. Barmano staff will also factor in community feedback to each review written.

Not all reviews are created equal. There are extra credit points awarded for contest tweets and blog posts, length of review, quality of content, creating a public member page and more. See the bar review contest page for all the details.

The prize:
1st place - $100 gift certificate from
2nd place - $50 gift certificate from

Contest Guidelines:

You must be 21 years of age. The bar review length must be 200 words in length, descriptive about the experience and what you liked, example, drinks, atmosphere, etc. The bar review must be posted on The participants may submit multiple entries, so long as each entry meets all requirements, but one participant can only win one Prize during the Contest Period. All entries must be in English. Entries or applications that are in any other language will not be considered. Entries that are lewd, obscene, pornographic, slanderous of another party, or otherwise contain objectionable material may be disqualified in the Judges’ sole and unfettered discretion. The review and your account will be deleted from the site. The participants must not include any details that may be inappropriate to share with the general public. Not allowed: cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices; or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other participants, judges or pretty much anyone.

Visit Barmano’s contest page for full contest guidelines, extra credit options, rules, deadlines, and for any other contest updates, at

About Barmano
Barmano ™ is project dedicated to preserving and fostering bar and drinking culture, by working to build an online “holistic bar experience”. Whether it’s your average Joe on the street, or a professional in the beverage industry, there’s something for everyone. Find information on spirits, cocktails, beer, or browse the global bar guide with 56,000+ bars, bar jobs, and beverage events. Barmano’s talented, international team is working hard to interconnect all the different aspects of bar life and members. Founded in 2007 in Europe, it has since started operations in San Francisco, California. Barmano is a strong supporter of responsible drinking. The site has a Spanish, German and French version serving the global, bar going community.

David Slade


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