[UPDATED WITH WINNERS] On May 15, 2017, as part of Good Beer Week, the folks at Time Out Melbourne and Yenda Beer are raising a pint to Melbourne’s best watering holes. Join them at the Time Out Melbourne Pub Awards as they crown the city’s best pub and publican of 2017.
This year Melbourne’s pubs are battling to score one of 11 awards with Regional Pub (People’s Choice) added to the mix. Best Entertainment has also replaced Best Live Music.
Winners from last year’s awards are coming back to defend their title like Palace Hotel (Best Sports Pub), Local Taphouse (Best Beer List), Lamaro’s Hotel (Best Pub Food) and Railway Club Hotel (Old School Pub Award).
Other winners make appearances in different categories. The Catfish, home to Publican of the Year 2016, is competing for Best Entertainment. Crafty Squire who brought home the 2016 Pub Revival Award is in the running for Best Sports Bar.
Held at Collingwood favourite and premier pub hall, Forester’s Pub and Dining, expect a night of great drinks and elevated pub cuisine. Think braised lamb cigars, mini rabbit pies and mirin cured salmon. Plus, Mighty Duke and the Lords will have you dancing all night long.
If it’s anything like the 2017 Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards, it’ll be a killer night. But tickets are limited, so get in quick!
Don’t forget to vote for your local neighbourhood haunt at the Time Out People’s Choice Award before voting closes on May 8.
And be sure to check back on this page post-award night to see if your local pub brought home the gold.
Pub Revival Award
Garden State Hotel (WINNER)
The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar
Best Pub Food
Builders Arms Hotel
Marquis of Lorne
The Woodlands Hotel (WINNER)
The Corner Hotel
The Gasometer Hotel (WINNER)
The Reverence Hotel
Best Beer List
The Alehouse Project (WINNER)
Forester’s Pub and Dining
The Local Taphouse
Terminus Hotel, North Fitzroy
Best Sports Pub
The Auburn Hotel
The Crafty Squire
The Great Northern Hotel
Mt View Hotel (WINNER)
The Palace Hotel, South Melbourne
Publican of the Year
Mihir Mason, Beer DeLuxe Hawthorn
Siobhan Dooley, The Drunken Poet
Bridie Harrop, Clodagh Harris and Tracy Walsh, The Fox Hotel
Iain Ling, The Lincoln
Jessica McGrath, Mark Pratt and Billy the Pub Dog, Palace Hotel, South Melbourne (WINNER)
Old School Pub Award
Labour in Vain (WINNER)
The Mitre Tavern
Railway Club Hotel
The Sherlock Holmes
Town Hall Hotel, North Melbourne
People’s Choice: Best Pub
The Local Taphouse
People’s Choice: Best Regional Pub
Wandi Pub, Wandiligong
Pub of the Year
WHAT: Time Out Melbourne Pub Awards
WHERE: Forester’s Pub and Dining, Collingwood
WHEN: May 15, 2017
HOW MUCH: $45
MORE EVENT INFO: https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/bars/time-out-pub-awards-2017
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