It’s finally back! It only took 2 years. With thanks to our friends at Hendrick’s & Monkey Shoulder, the Australian Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year is back. So why should you enter this comp?
The iconic pizza joint Connie’s started as just a hole-in-the-wall in 2017, inside the iconic rock ‘n’ roll bar, Heartbreaker. Now with a new space directly above Heartbreaker, Connie’s has expanded into a standalone modern 100-seat trattoria, showcasing traditional dishes inspired by Michael’s memories of growing up in his family’s Italian restaurants with his Nonna, Connie.
As our guests become more knowledgeable than ever, it’s also a good time to whip out a fun fact about Scotch Whisky to flex as they consider your well thought out offering. Here are some well-known tidbits and perhaps a few new ones for your arsenal.
Despite the widespread belief that the Margarita is the national drink of Mexico, the Paloma takes the crown. This year Maestro Dobel Tequila has teamed up with two of Australia’s most innovative venues, to bring you two creative twists on the Paloma cocktail.
So we would really love to see you there! The event timetable is now live online at sydneybarweek.com.au and will be regularly updated with ticketing and RSVP info as we receive it. There are 40 reasons right there to book your flights to Sydney now.
“We wanted to tweak and twist every little bit of the venue to have that transportive power – to flip reality a little bit and really give people the chance to have that once in a lifetime experience.” – Daisy Tulley
“As we enter the competition’s second phase, we’re looking for the top five bartenders to stand out by demonstrating imaginative and show-stopping creations. Our work is cut out for us as the calibre has been so impressive. We look forward to see what’s coming up.” – Krystal Hart, Krystal Hart, Australia’s Diageo World Class Ambassador
In partnership with World’s Best 50 Bars, The Blend is offering a once in a life time opportunity where you could see yourself jet-setting off to London and New York – gaining invaluable work experience in two iconic cities that are not only innovation leaders in the industry, but host some of the world’s best bars.
St. Alma in Freshwater is the sister venue to Alma in Avalon and the new addition to the franchise for business partners and operators Jack Leary and Time Christensen. These venues are all about the beaches and the relaxed vibe of drinking and dining that this area embraces.
Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Highland Malt has been impossibly crafted to capture the essence of a blended malt whisky, one of the world’s most revered spirits, with flavours that are distinct and contemporary.
This May, Japanese whisky enthusiasts have a new liquid to get excited about: Fuji Single Grain Whiskey. A delicious expression of Japanese whisky, Fuji Single Grain Japanese Whiskey is made exclusively from the grain whiskey of the world-renowned Mt. Fuji Distillery.
Only a small number of casks are chosen to reach such a celebrated age, and just 198 bottles will be available worldwide of The GlenDronach Aged 50 Years. Upon release earlier this year, the recommended sale price for the limited release was £20,000 for a bottle.