Sydney Bar Week: what’s on for Day 1

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Welcome to Bar Week, folks. Here’s your quick guide to what’s on for Day 1 of Bar Week.

It’s just not September in Sydney without Bar Week, the annual event that brings the Australian bar industry together to celebrate, party, network and learn.

To book tickets and RSVP to events, click here to check out the full Sydney Bar Week timetable at barweek.com.au, and take a look below at what’s on today.

Saturday 17 September

Big Gin, Small Gin Seminar — BOOKED OUT
2pm – 4pm, September 17, 2016
THE BARBER SHOP, York Street, Sydney
The Barber Shop is a finalist for the title of Gin Bar of the Year this year, so it makes sense that owner Mike Enright has lent their talents to the Big Gin, Small Gin Seminar that kicks the week off. Moderated by global ambassador for The Bombay Spirits Company, Raj Nagra, and including South Australia’s Brendan Carter (of Applewood Gin), Jason Chan of WA’s The West Winds Gin, and Sydney’s own Griffin Blumer of Poor Toms Gin, it’s a look into the world of the juniperous spirit that you’ll not get the chance to have elsewhere. They’ll discuss the importance of distillery size (does it really matter?), craft gin, what botanicals (and how many) makes the perfect gin, and much more. It’s an in-depth look at a spirit which is surging in popularity from the perspective of the people who make the stuff. Tickets are $45.
This event is booked out.

Bar Week Launch Party hosted by ‘The House of Bombay’
6pm – 8pm, September 17, 2016
THE BARBER SHOP, York Street, Sydney
They’ll be celebrating all things juniperous at The Barber Shop, a finalist this year for Gin Bar of the Year, with a stellar team of bartenders behind the stick: Raj Nagra, (Global Brand Ambassador, The Bombay Spirits Company), Loy Catada (Brand Ambassador), Sean Forsyth (Brand Ambassador), and The Barber Shop’s own Mike Enright and David Nguyen-Luu. There’ll be complimentary cocktails being served up, and you can RSVP now via the email below.
Email rsvp@thisisthebarbershop.com for tickets.