Australian Bar Awards Finalists Announced!

The Pool Club/Change Room Team accepting Best New Venue Design in 2009

The wait is over! Finalists for the 2010 Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards have been decided after tallying a record number of trade votes. With voting up 27 per cent from 2009, this year’s awards are set to be the biggest to date. You can check out the seven finalists for each category on the BarShow website here.

2010 also includes three all new awards – Best Marketed Venue, Rookie of the Year and Best New Launched Product. Each one of these awards were very well received indeed with hundreds of nominations being made for each category.

The full list of finalists will also be listed in July’s Australian Bartender magazine – out 9 July – with winners being announced at the Australian Bar Awards gala dinner to be held at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney on Wednesday 22 September, 2010.

While you’re online don’t forget to purchase your Bar Awards seats as this event – the glitzy evening on the bar industry calendar –  is always a sell out affair (tickets are available for Bar Awards sponsors and finalists only). Click here to purchase your Australian Bar Awards seats.



  1. On behalf of all the crew at Spanton Media a big congratulations to all the worthy finalists. I would also like to say a big thank you to the sponsors of the awards as without their generous support we couldn’t stage such a gala event. Finally thank you to everyone who voted this year and helped make it our biggest year for votes by a country mile!
    Cheers Dave

  2. how does a bar like seamstress receive a nomination for bar team of the year when Adi, Jamie and Lois no longer work there?

  3. Mikey
    One thing to take into account is that these awards are based on how venues/professionals performed from June 2009 to May 2010 rather than today’s line up as such – though the current team too is hardly shaby!

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