We know you love your bevvie’s Melbs so on Monday January 23, grab a flute/pint/cocktail glass and join us in toasting Melbourne’s best wine bars, cocktail haunts and late night hotspots as we celebrate the booze scene at the Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards. Of course, winners on the list, make it straight onto our LIST of places to get to in 2017.


Melbourne venue’s are battling it out to win one of the 8 categories including Best New Bar, Best Neighbourhood bar and Bartender of the Year. Last year, EDV snagged Bar of the Year and Best Bar Team, while Gin Palace picked up the Legend Award. Both are back again to score bragging rights for Best Cocktail Bar and Bartender of the Year respectively. Fingers crossed!

Other awards up for grabs include Best Party Bar, Best Bar Food, Best Bar Team and Hot Talent Award (long hipster beard compulsory). 

Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards, On The List Melbourne

Plus, this year they’re celebrating in style at the new Corner Hotel rooftop with the hilarious and award winning, Rhys Nicholson playing host. So expect your drink with a side of zingers. If you still need more convincing (as if!), it’ll be a night packed with standout drinks, yummy nibbles and sweet tunes by Flex Miami. Oh, and you’ll get your hands on the 2017 Time Out Bar Guide hot-off-the-press.

And if last year’s awards are anything to go by, we know this’ll be an absolute ripper! But tickets are limited, so get in quick.

We hope you managed to get your vote in for the ever popular Time Out People’s Choice Award!

Be sure to check back on this page post-award night to see if your faves brought home the gold!

Best New Bar
Above Board
Bar Liberty
Bodega Underground
Heartattack and Vine

Best Cocktail Bar
Bar Americano
Black Pearl
Eau De Vie
The Everleigh
Romeo Lane

Best Wine Bar
Bar Liberty
Gerald’s Bar

Best Party Bar
Cherry Bar
Hats and Tatts
Leonard’s House of Love

Best Bar Food
Bar Lourinha
The Beaufort

Bartender of the Year
Trish Brew, Gin Palace
Joe Jones, Romeo Lane
Dave Molyneux, The Everleigh
Serena O’Callaghan, Jungle Boy
Jack Sotti, Boilermaker House

Best Bar Team
Black Pearl
The Everleigh
Jungle Boy
Romeo Lane
Whisky and Alement

Hot Talent Award
Cennon Hanson, Bad Frankie
Hannah Lawson, Loretta’s
Andrea Marseglia, Boilermaker House
Mel Musu, The Rooks Return
Liana Oster, Bar Americano

Bar of the Year
No nominees – winner to be announced on the night.

Legend Award
No nominees – winner to be announced on the night.
WHAT: Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards

WHERE: Corner Hotel, Richmond

WHEN: January 23, 2017


MORE EVENT INFO: https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/bars/time-out-melbourne-bar-awards


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Nadine is a recent graduate of media communications and psychology from the University of Melbourne. In her spare time, you’ll typically catch her reading a good book, hitting up Melbourne’s coolest restaurants and bars, or finding her next adrenaline rush. She also can’t say no to a good scoop of gelato or pizza slice. See what she gets up to on her Instagram.