2018 Time Out Bar Awards winners revealed

27 February, 2018 by Tam Allenby

Image credit: Time Out Sydney/Anna Kucera 

The winners of the 2018 Time Out Sydney and Melbourne Bar Awards have been revealed.

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A 600-strong contingent of bartenders, bar owners, bar fans and industry professionals gathered at Sydney’s Marquee on Sunday afternoon (25 February) for the big reveal; the following evening it was Melbourne’s turn, with around 400 people packing out waterfront bar the Woolshed.

The big winner in Sydney was popular tiki bar Jacoby’s (pictured above), who took out the highly-coveted Bar of the Year award as well as Best Bar Team.

In Melbourne, Fitzroy wine bar Bar Liberty took out the top gong and was named Bar of the Year for 2018, also taking home the award for Best Wine Bar for the second year in a row.

Bartender of the Year in Sydney went to Stuart Morrow from The Baxter Inn, while Trish Brew, manager of Gin Palace, took out the Melbourne award.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners – thanks to your hard work, the Australian bar scene continues to go from strength to strength.

FULL LIST OF 2018 TIME OUT BAR AWARD WINNERS:

SYDNEY

BAR OF THE YEAR

Jacoby’s

BEST NEW BAR

Smoke

BEST COCKTAIL BAR

PS40

BEST WINE BAR

Dear Sainte Eloise

BEST NEIGHBOURHOOD BAR

Uncle Kurt’s

BEST BAR FOOD

Bart Jr

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Solera

BEST BAR TEAM

Jacoby’s

LEGEND AWARD

Oxford Art Factory

BARTENDER OF THE YEAR

Stuart Morrow (The Baxter Inn)

HOT TALENT

Hayley Laurendet Saint (Archie Rose)

 

MELBOURNE

BAR OF THE YEAR

Bar Liberty

BEST NEW BAR

Paradise Alley

BEST COCKTAIL BAR

Above Board

BEST WINE BAR

Bar Liberty

BEST LATE NIGHT VENUE

Arlechin

BEST BAR FOOD

Bar Tini

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

The Elysian Whisky Bar

BEST BAR TEAM

The Elysian Whisky Bar

LEGEND AWARD

Gerald’s Bar

BARTENDER OF THE YEAR

Trish Brew (Gin Palace)

HOT TALENT

Cameron Parish (The Everleigh)