Here’s what’s on for Bar Week Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of Bar Week — and what a packed day of action today is.

It begins with the Bartender Brunch, ramps up with the Indie Tasting, and carries on into the night with the Tiki Face Off, Aperitivo Italiano, and The Idiot Savant Prizes all taking place today.

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

Sunday 18 September

Tio’s Bartender Brunch — BOOKED OUT
10.30am – 12.30pm, September 18, 2016
TIO’S CERVECERIA, Foster Street, Surry Hills
Sydney Bar Week is always made better by a good, old fashioned bartenders’ brunch, and this year the fine folks from Tio’s Cerveceria — a finalist for the Phil Bayly Award for Tequila Bar of the Year — are putting on a spread to soothe your sore heads. It’s all happening on day two of Bar Week, at 10:30am Sunday the 18th of September. They’re working with Ghostboy Cantina on a feast — 10 bartenders to a table indulging in a few whole beasts with Bloody Maria’s flowing freely, and a great chance to swap stories (and tell a few lies) with your bartending pals from across the country. For more information contact the always happy Alex Happy Gilmour via email on
RSVP: Invite only, contact Tio’s and visit the Facebook page here.


Indie Tasting Sydney
12pm – 4.30pm, September 18, 2016
Come down to Frankie’s and check out more than 40 suppliers & 120 different artisan and independent spirit brands. With 6 free seminars and tickets for only $40 online, this event is not to be missed. Open to both trade and consumers.
Book your Indie Tasting tickets here — limited tickets available.

Tiki Face Off Challenge
4pm – 8.30pm, September 18, 2016
CLIFF DIVE, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
The Rum Club Australia presents Tiki Face Off Challenge. If your bar team thinks you have the pineapples to challenge for the tastiest and most outrageous tiki drinks, then this is the competition for you. Give Tom Bulmer a holler at if you want to get involved.

The Aperitivo: An Italian tale — BOOKED OUT
5.30pm – 8pm, September 18, 2016
MAYBE FRANK, Bourke street, Surry Hills
Join the most incredible panel of experts in italian Drinking culture discuss the history of the Italian aperitivo and the families and brands that made Italy great in the world. Oh, forgot to mention, drinks are on us! Kindly brought to you by Carpano, Disaronno, Campari, Martini, Aperol, Fernet, Oscar697 & Montenegro.

Idiot Savant Prizes
8pm – late, September 18, 2016
Where: THE UNICORN, 106 Oxford St, Paddington
Celebrating the inglorious and unsung hero’s of our industry for the fourth year, join us while we praise and persecute some of our dearest and most talented colleagues, our Idiot Savants of the industry
RSVP info: click here to vote by midnight Saturday. No Vote, No Entry.

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