The Winners of the Bar Awards 2017

The Australian Bar Awards 2017 were held last night at Doltone House in Pyrmont with a bar industry professionals from all over the country in attendance. Now in its 17th year, the awards are presented by Australian Bartender Magazine with the top 8 finalists of Bartender of the Year competing on stage.

Bar Awards 2017

The Baxter Inn in Sydney took out the coveted Bar of the Year award and Daniel Gregory (pictured) was named Bartender of the Year for 2017.

Here is the full list of the winners of Australian Bar Awards 2017 & Bartender of the Year 2017:

Bartender of the Year
Winner: Daniel Gregory
2nd Place: Jonothan Carr
3rd Place: James Irvine

Bar of the Year – State Awards:
ACT: Highball Express
NSW: The Baxter Inn
NT: Lazy Susan’s
QLD: Cobbler
SA: Hains & Co
TAS: Salamanca
VIC: The Beaufort
WA: Mechanics Institute

Cocktail Bar of the Year – State Awards:
ACT: Bar Rochford
NT: The Pearl
QLD: Seymour’s Cocktails & Oysters
SA: Maybe Mae
TAS: Robbie Brown’s
VIC: Black Pearl
WA: Dominion League

Cocktail List of the Year:
PS40, Sydney

Rookie of the Year:
Ella Rhodes, Cobbler

Live Music Bar of the Year:
Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane

Bar Operator of the Year:
Jared Merlino, Sydney

Small Bar of the Year:
Bad Frankie, Melbourne

Wine Bar of the Year:
Embla, Melbourne

Outstanding Contribution Award:
Mike Enright (The Barber Shop)

New Bar of the Year:
Above Board, Melbourne

Hotel Bar of the Year:
Eau de Vie Sydney

Cocktail Bar of the Year:
Black Pearl, Melbourne

Whisky Bar of the Year:
Whisky & Ailment, Melbourne

Best Sustainable Bar Program:
Charlie Parker’s, Sydney

Rum Bar of the Year:
The Lobo Plantation, Sydney

Bar Team of the Year:
The Gresham, Brisbane

Bar Manager of the Year:
Dimitri Rtshiladze, Mechanics Institute

Nightclub of the Year:
The Emerson, Melbourne

Regional Bar of the Year:
Dulcie’s Cottage, Merimbula

Pub Operator of the Year:

Best Bar Food:
Seymour’s Cocktails & Oysters, Brisbane

Training Program of the Year:
The Exchange/The Blend CCA & Beam Suntory

Brand Ambassador of the Year:
Samuel Ng, Four Pillars Gin

Restaurant Bar of the Year:
Restaurant Hubert, Sydney

Best Specialty Beer Venue:
Boilermaker House, Melbourne

New Pub of the Year:
The Dolphin, Sydney

The Phil Bayly Award for Tequila Bar of the Year:
Tio’s Cerveceria, Sydney

Gin of the Year:
The Barber Shop, Sydney

Best Bartender’s Bar:
Big Poppa’s, Sydney

Bar of the Year:
The Baxter Inn, Sydney

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The Winners of the Bar Awards 2017 was last modified: September 20th, 2017 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.