Check your Facebook and Instagram check-ins, dust off your hangovers and try to piece together where you’ve been drinking over the last year, and who’s been slinging the best drinks because it’s time to vote in the 2016 Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards.
All the big categories are back again this year — Cocktail Bar of the Year, Bar of the Year and more — and once again we’ll see the great bar cultures popping around the country rewarded with the state awards.
We’ve got five new awards this year, too — Gin Bar of the Year, Whisky Bar of the Year, Rum Bar of the Year and the Phil Bayly Award for Tequila Bar of the Year, along with the introduction of the Hotel Bar of the Year.
The annual big night of the best in the business is on again this year on Tuesday the 20th of September at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf.
Voting in the Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards is now closed — keep an eye out for the July issue of Australian Bartender for all the finalists!