The where-are-we-drinking-tonight struggle is over! From relaxed wine bars to bars to bars with the hottest talent, Time Out Melbourne has got you covered. And with such a huge number of bars in Melbourne, can you believe two bars brought home two awards! Which ones? Hint: It’s looking like 2017 is a good year for Whisky drinkers and cocktail lovers.

The #TOBarAwards kicked off the night at the newly refurbished and super trendy Corner Hotel rooftop with all your favourite classic drinks like G&Ts, Teeling small batch on the rocks and Yenda beers.

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It wouldn’t be a foodie event without snacks to wash it down with. And the menu was made for veggie lovers with 3 cheese arancini balls with saffron mayo, cauliflower-stuffed burgers (sounds weird, tasted amaze!) and grilled beer cheese sangas with leek confit. Meatlovers were kept satisfied with Korean Fried Chicken with Sriracha mayo. But the true standout dish was dessert: a chocolate tartlet with gold flecks. So sinful, but so worth it! We may have had more than a couple… (Shh!) It was a great taste of the new menu from The Corner – we can’t wait to get back there for a full feast.

Time Out Bar Awards, On The List Melbourne

Rhys Nicholson MCd the event and was bloody funny, cheeky, inappropriate and delightful all at once. He zipped through the winners and here is what he announced.

Bar of the Year
Whisky and Alement

Best New Bar

Bartender of the Year
Joe Jones, Romeo Lane

Best Cocktail Bar
Romeo Lane

Best Bar Team
Whisky and Alement

Best Wine Bar
Bar Liberty

Hot Talent Award
Liana Oster, Bar Americano

Best Party Bar

People’s Choice
Freddie Wimpoles

Best Bar Food
Bar Lume

Legend Award
Cherry Bar

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Massive congratulations to all the winners and nominees of the Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards! We’ll definitely be popping by for a drink (or two!) in the upcoming weeks (or maybe even days?). Plus with our handy little Time Out Melbourne Bar Guide, we’ve got all our boozy outings covered for the rest of the year! Get your copy today!


Looking for something else to do in Melbourne this weekend? Here’s everything that made it On The List.


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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.

Photography By: Jasmine Fisher