Time Out Sydney Bar Awards winners for 2016

Once again Time Out Sydney have gone through their annual Bar Awards, going through the city’s very diverse scene and crowned those who have made the biggest impact throughout the last 12 months. The list of winners is always a great indication of how Sydney’s bar scene has grown and where it is headed as we enter 2016.

This year’s ceremony moved to a new venue, reflecting the quintessential Sydney summer right on The Star’s stunning Sky Terrace. It was here the following winners were named as the entire local bar industry came together to celebrate another strong year for the scene.

BEST NEW BAR
Highly Commended: Dead Ringer (Surry Hills)
Winner This Must Be the Place (Darlinghurst)

BEST COCKTAIL BAR
Highly Commended: Bulletin Place (CBD)
Winner: Eau De Vie (Darlinghurst)

BEST WINE BAR
Highly Commended: Monopole (Potts Point)
Winner: 121 BC (Surry Hills)

BEST NEIGHBOURHOOD BAR
Highly Commended: Wilhelmina’s (Balmain)
Winner: The Bearded Tit (Redfern)

BEST BAR FOOD
Highly Commended: Surly’s (Surry Hills)
Winner: Sokyo Lounge (Pyrmont)

BEST BARTENDER
Highly Commended: Tom Egerton of Eau De Vie (Darlinghurst)
Winner Jimmy Irvine – The Baxter Inn (CBD)

BEST BAR TEAM
Highly Commended: Lobo Plantation (CBD)
Winner: Earl’s Juke Joint (Newtown)

HOT TALENT AWARD
Highly Commended: Nathan Pepper of Papa Gedes (CBD)
Winner: Rachelle Hair of The Baxter Inn (CBD)

THE PARTY STARTER AWARD
Highly Commended: Picnic
Winner: Astral People

BEST PARTY BAR
Highly Commended: Goro’s (Surry Hills)
Winner: Freda’s (Chippendale)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Winner: Papa Gedes (CBD)

BAR OF THE YEAR
Winner: Lobo Planatation (CBD)

LEGEND AWARD
Winner: Lord Mayor Clover Moore

Image: Time Out Sydney

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Chris Singh

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