A week on from the 19th annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards, and the wrap-up of a huge Sydney Bar Week, it’s time to post some social shots of the big night.
Despite torrential rain, the bar industry showed up in force, enjoying pre-drinks in the comfort of Doltone House Loft bar before 650 people packed the dining room and were led through the proceedings by Logie award winning actor, Rob Carlton.
And our Bartender of the Year sponsored BACARDI & De Kuyper this year didn’t disappoint, with our first appearance in the final 8 by a Darwin-based bartender, the return of a previous winner, the first from a regional centre, and the return of Joe Sinagra, who this year made his sixth straight appearance at the pointy end of the competition.
Happily Joe secured a top three spot taking out the bronze medal. Lee Potter-Cavanagh, former winner, veteran bartender and owner of Sydney new bar Rosenbaum & Fuller took out second place. The winner for 2019 was Alex Gondzioulis from Sydney cocktail mecca and multi-award winner Bulletin Place.
Take a look at the socials from the evening above.