Bar Awards: Here are your Top 12 Tequila Bars for 2021!

Tiny little laneway bar, Cantina OK! is a haven for Mexican spirits

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 one of the bar industry’s go-to spirits and the bars that specialise in it. Yep, it’s Tequila Bars.

These are the 2021 best tequila 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.

WA’s El Grotto has been nominated several times in this category

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 tequila bars in Australia below:

Tequila Bar of the Year

Barrio Cellar, NSW

Bodega Underground, VIC

Caballitos, WA

Cantina OK!, NSW

El Grotto, WA

Esteban, NSW

Hot Tamale, NT

Mamasita, VIC

Mejico, NSW

Mesa Verde, VIC

Pancho Villa, TAS

Tio’s Cerveceria, NSW