It’s time to vote for the best of the best

The Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards is the Oscars of the bar industry, and it’s back again in 2016.

Voting is now open online — click here to nominate the bars, bar operators and managers that you think are making the Australian industry great.

We’ve added five new award categories this year, and for the first time, we’ll be presenting awards that recognise those bars
with a passion for a particular spirit, with the addition of awards for Whisky Bar of the Year, Gin Bar of the Year, and Rum Bar of the Year. There’s also the Phil Bayly Award for Tequila Bar of the Year, and Hotel Bar of the Year.

As always, you’ve got to be in it to win it, so make sure you take five minutes between now and May 31 when voting closes.

We’ll be announcing all the finalists in our big July finalists edition.


The Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards is the big final event of Sydney Bar Week, which takes place this year between Saturday 17 September and Tuesday 20 September.

You can find out more information on Bar Week at

For more information on how you can sponsor these and other Bar Awards, email David Spanton on

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