Vote now for the 16th annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards

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It’s that time of year where we throw open the voting page and ask you, the Australian bar industry, for your thoughts on who are the best bartenders and bars, managers and operators around the country.

Click here to vote now.

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 is open now to all Australian bar professionals and you’ve got until the 31st of May to get your votes in, so nominate yourselves and vote for your favourite bars, bartenders and bar teams — click here to vote now.