23rd Annual Bar Awards: Here are your finalists for Australia’s Best Bar for 2024!

Centro 86, a newcomer to this category

It’s nearly time for the announcement of all the finalists for the 23rd Annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards, so we are going to share with you some sneak peeks in the lead-up. This afternoon, it’s your votes for the country’s best bars.

The Bar Awards will take place on Wednesday, 11th 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 7th to 11th — click here to go the Sydney Bar Week website.

The Cumberland in Manly


And if you’re a finalist in this year’s awards, ticket sales are now open at sydneybarweek.com.au/bar-awards  Tickets are exclusively available for sponsors and the bar trade, so wait until your category is announced before purchasing.

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

Bar of the Year

Proudly sponsored by Pernod Ricard

  • Apollonia, Sydney, NSW
  • Bank Street Social, Adelaide, SA
  • Caretaker’s Cottage, Melbourne, VIC
  • Centro 86, Sydney, NSW
  • Edward & Ida’s, Perth, WA
  • Frog’s Hollow Saloon, Brisbane, QLD
  • Old Mate’s Place, Sydney, NSW
  • The Caterpillar Club, Sydney, NSW
  • The Cumberland, Manly, NSW
  • The Gresham, Brisbane, QLD
  • Fortunate Son, Sydney, NSW
  • Bar Bellamy, Melbourne, VIC