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

The Doss House, Sydney

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.

So here are your top 12 Whisky Bars in Australia for 2022, as voted by you. Let’s face it, the bar industry is whisk(e)y obsessed. And these days there is a plethora of brands to choose from, whether you prefer a Scottish dram or an Australian new-style coffee whisky. So what makes a whisk(e)y bar great? These bars have an epic selection of whiskies, highlight whiskies in their cocktail menu and have staff who are passionate on the subject of whisky.

The Baxter Inn, Sydney

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.

Elysian Whisky Bar, Melbourne

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!

Whisky Bar of the Year

Proudly sponsored by Glenfiddich

Baxter Inn, Sydney, NSW

Boilermaker House, Melbourne, VIC

Death & Taxes, Brisbane, QLD

Evolve Spirits Bar, Hobart, TAS

Frog’s Hollow Saloon, Brisbane, QLD

J&M, Sydney, NSW

Savile Row, Brisbane, QLD

The Doss House, The Rocks, NSW

The Elysian Whisky Bar, Melbourne, VIC

The Gresham, Brisbane QLD

Varnish on King, Perth, WA

Whisky and Alement, Melbourne, VIC

Savile Row, Brisbane