Here are your top 12 rum bars for 2021 in the 20th Annual Bartender Magazine Bar Awards!

Multi-award winning rum specialist is Jacoby’s Tiki Bar in Sydney

Rum is fun. And we all need a bit of fun right now. Especially those of us in Sydney.

So, as it’s nearly time for the announcement of all the finalists for the 20th Annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards, we are going to share with you some sneak peaks in the lead up. Today, it’s Rum. Rum Bars to be precise.

And boy, it has been a long wait.

These are the 2021 best rum bars in Australia as voted by you – the Australian bar industry. We have upped the number of finalists for most categories this year to 12, to take account of the fact that we missed a year in 2020.

The Bar Awards will take place on Tuesday the 21st of September this year at Doltone House, and is just one of the 30-plus events in store for Sydney Bar Week this year, which takes place from September 19th to 21st — click here to visit the and check out the full timetable.


And if you’re a finalist in this year’s awards, you can book your tickets now, by simply clicking here and downloading the form. Tickets are exclusively available for sponsors and the bar trade. And if, for COVID-related reasons, the Bar Awards can’t go ahead, tickets will be fully refundable.

Take a look at the 12 best rum bars in Australia below:

Rum Bar of the Year

Proudly sponsored by Bacardi RumBurrow Bar, NSW

Flamingo’s Tiki Bar, QLD

Grandma’s, NSW

Hains & Co., SA

Hula Bula, WA

Jacoby’s Tiki Bar, NSW

Rude Boy, TAS

Rum Bar Airlie Beach, QLD

Sneaky Tony’s, WA

The Lobo, NSW

The Palm Royale, VIC

The Rum Diary Bar, VIC