Bar Awards 2022: The country’s 12 best Rum Bars as voted by you

Blue Kahunas, Newcastle

So, as it’s nearly time for the announcement of all the finalists for the 21st Annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards, we are going to share with you some sneak peaks in the lead up.

These are the 2022 best rum bars in Australia as voted by you – the Australian bar industry. These bars are all about stocking the best range of rums, serving up delicious rum cocktails, often times with a bit of tiki flair.

Jacoby’s Tiki Bar

The Bar Awards will take place on Wednesday, 7th 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 3rd to 7th — click here to visit the and check out the full timetable.

And if you’re a finalist in this year’s awards, ticket sales will launch at as soon as the print issue lands in bars and mailboxes. Tickets are exclusively available for sponsors and the bar trade.

So without further ado, here are the Top 12. Congrats to all the finalists!

Rum Bar of the Year

Proudly sponsored by Bacardi Rum

Blue Kahunas, Newcastle, NSW

Burrow Bar, Sydney, NSW

Flamingo’s Tiki Bar, Cairns, QLD

Grandma’s Bar, NSW

Hains & Co., Adelaide, SA

Hula Bula Bar, Perth, WA

Jacoby’s Tiki Bar, Enmore, NSW

Jolly Roger Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Jungle Bird, Fremantle, WA

Rude Boy, Hobart, TAS

Rum Diary Bar, Fitzroy, VIC

The Lobo, Sydney, NSW

The Lobo