The Bartender of the Year comp is back! Do you have what it takes? Here’s the first quiz of the year to test your mettle

Do you have what it takes to be the Bartender of the Year in 2022? Take our first practice quiz to see where your knowledge is at.

It’s good to be back. After a two year hiatus, we can’t wait to crown a new Australian Bartender of the Year in 2022.

Australian Bartender magazine’s Bartender of the Year sponsored by Hendrick’s & Monkey Shoulder is the toughest test of bartending ability going around. The comp is open to all working bartenders, and if you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late. You can nominate yourself, or your bartender or bar manager. Simply email to register your interest and if it’s for someone else, be sure to include their email address and phone number.

Comp is scheduled to happen during Sydney Bar Week 2022 – the first and second rounds (a written exam, followed by a cocktailing challenge and a blind tasting) will be held on Monday, 5th September and the Finals will be held on stage at the 21st Annual Bartender magazine Bar Awards on Wednesday, 7th September.


As well as being crowned Australian Bartender of the Year, there will be a great prize up for grabs! Stay tuned for details.

So get your brain into gear and try the first of our monthly quizzes:

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Sydney Bar Week 2022

The 21st Annual Bartender Magazine Bar Awards & the Bartender of the Year competition forms part of the 5-day Sydney Bar Week line-up (3-7 September) and is the grand finale event. Make sure you sign up to the newsletter at and stay up-to-date with all Sydney Bar Week & Bar Awards news.

It’s on track to be a great year. To discuss sponsorship for Sydney Bar Week and Bar Awards email

Sydney Bar Week sponsorship is exclusive to Bartender magazine advertisers.