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

Melbourne favourite Union Electric

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. There are so many gins on the market these days and what better way to sample them than to visit one of the country’s leading gin bars. At each of these 12 finalist bars, you’ll find a carefully curated gin selection and gin cocktails to match.

These are the 2021 best gin 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.

Newcomer, W Churchill in Perth

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 gin bars in Australia below:

Gin Bar of the Year

Proudly sponsored by FORDS gin

Bar Torino, SA

Covent Garden, QLD

Dutch Courage, QLD

Frisk, WA

Gin Lane, NSW

Gin Palace, VIC

Hains & Co, SA

Moya’s Juniper Lounge, NSW

Society Salamanca, TAS

The Barber Shop, NSW

Union Electric, VIC