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Cheers to Excellence: SP Bar Earns Second Consecutive Muddy Stiletto Award Nomination for Best Bar

The SP Bar, a popular cocktail bar nestled in the heart of Andover, has received a prestigious nomination for the Muddy Stiletto Award in the Best Bar category for the second year in a row. We had the privilege of speaking with Steph, the owner of SP Bar, who graciously shared her thoughts and insights about this remarkable recognition.

“We are so excited to have been nominated for the 2nd consecutive year, and it feels like Andover really appreciates The SP Bar,” Steph expressed with joy. This nomination is a testament to their unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to their patrons.

SP Bar’s journey began just before the lockdown, a challenging time for any business. However, with the unwavering support of their loyal customers and the Andover community, the bar managed to triumph over adversity. Despite the inauspicious timing, SP Bar has become a beloved establishment in the area.

Steph explained, “I’d say we were original rather than unique.” SP Bar sets itself apart by offering a distinctive experience, constantly striving to bring something fresh and exciting to their customers. This emphasis on originality has resonated with the community and contributed to their continued success.

Creating unforgettable memories for customers is a top priority for SP Bar. The team places great emphasis on providing outstanding customer service, ensuring that everyone has a fantastic time and enjoys each other’s company. Of course, their signature cocktails play a vital role in enhancing the overall experience, enticing patrons with their unique flavors and exquisite presentation.

When asked about their most popular menu items, Steph shared, “We like to work on recipes all the time and constantly have specials on our boards. We are just about to launch our new menu, which features classics, our personal favorites, and exciting new creations we can’t wait to share with you!”

The support of the local community holds immense significance for SP Bar. Their strong commitment to Andover’s growth and prosperity is evident through their active involvement in supporting local businesses, organizations, and various initiatives. By creating a space that embodies the spirit of community, SP Bar has become an integral part of Andover’s vibrant social scene. Steph added “For us we are all about community, we always help out wherever possible, we want Andover to thrive and we have really put our heart and soul into The SP. We have always supported local businesses,, offered help and support to organisations and offered the space when needed to those for use. “

As the Muddy Stiletto Awards are based on public votes, Steph earnestly urges customers and the public to cast their votes for SP Bar in the finals. She emphasizes the importance of recognizing and celebrating local and independent businesses, thereby shining a positive spotlight on Andover.

Steph believes that the key factor contributing to the success of SP Bar is their status as a family-run business with a harmonious and dedicated team. Their values revolve around fostering a positive working environment, which ultimately reflects in the exceptional experiences they offer to their valued customers.

Looking towards the future, SP Bar has exciting plans in store. Alongside their renowned cocktail offerings, they now provide cocktail-making classes, bottomless brunch options, private and daytime hire, all geared towards enhancing the overall experience for their customers.

Steph concluded, “We are very proud of what we have created and achieved at the SP, and we would be incredibly grateful for anyone who takes the time to vote for us.”

The SP Bar’s nomination for the Muddy Stiletto Award in the Best Bar category is a testament to their commitment to excellence, originality, and community support. With their memorable experiences, signature cocktails, and unwavering dedication to their patrons, SP Bar continues to raise the bar in Andover’s thriving bar scene.

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