The best of Bradford's pubs and bars are set to be celebrated at the Midland Hotel. 

There's been more than 15 entries for 2024's Best Bar None Awards on February 29.

The occasion is expected to attract over 150 guests - including deputy mayor of West Yorkshire Alison Lowe OBE and Chief Superintendent Richard Padwell of West Yorkshire Police.

Bradford at Night's newly-appointed directors Tom Walling and Kevin Dean will be there on the special night.

Best Bar None Awards

There are 15 award categories up for grabs. 

  • Best Pub
  • Best Bar
  • Best Late Night Venue (after midnight)
  • Best Live music & performance venue
  • People's choice Award
  • Team Member Award
  • Overall Winner
  • Best of The Best 2024
  • Outstanding Contribution Award
  • The Stephanie Sexton Award
  • Best Hotel
  • Best Partner
  • Community Contribution Award
  • Best Independent Venue
  • Best Chain Venue

The Stephanie Sexton Award is dedicated to Stephanie Sexton, a founding member of Bradford at Night who sadly passed away in May 2023.

Bradford at Night is set to launch its 2024 strategy, featuring plans to support the city centre's economy in the current climate, boost footfall, extra training, safety initiatives and much more.

The Bradford at Night Charter - a £1.2million initiative backed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Home Office - will be showcased to guests.

Aimed at making the city a safer and more welcoming environment for everybody, it was brought to life through the Safer Streets fund.

Director Tom Walling said: "The awards showcase the close collaborative network of our members across the city. It’s important that we harness these relationships and build upon them to make the social economy of Bradford safer and more enjoyable for all.

"It’s fantastic to see such a positive response from business leaders across a diverse range of industries and the hard work they’ve undertaken in order to achieve the Best Bar None Accreditation.

"It’s an unforgettable evening where excellence and dedication truly does take centre stage. Bradford really is a sleeping giant that is ready to wake up, and the hard work undertaken by this network with initiatives such as Best Bar None, the Bradford at Night Charter and the work to reduce Violent Crime against Women and Girls helps set the framework for Bradford 2025.”