Who will be named Host of the Year at this year’s Bar Awards?

Voting in the 18th annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards is underway, with the votes flooding in over the weekend. All the big awards are back this year: the Bar of the Year, Cocktail Bar of the Year and more are all open for voting now.

But this year, we’ve added what we consider is a long overdue award: the Host of the Year.

The Host of the Year is all about those folks on the other side of the bar, who are front of house, floor service specialists. They’re often the first person you see when you enter a venue, and the last to wish you a good night when you leave; this new award seeks to recognise the efforts of the front of house staff in a bar, those whose role is primarily on the floor, tending to the needs of the guests, those for whom service and hospitality is second nature.

You can vote now in the 18th annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards here. And don’t forget, if you want to tackle the toughest test of bartending ability going around and join the exclusive club of Bartenders of the Year, you can register now for our Bartender of the Year sponsored by BACARDÍ & De Kuyper here.