Australian Bar Awards 2012 Winners

Australian Bartender magazine’s annual Bar Awards took place last night at Doltone House with over 600 of Australia’s finest bar professionals in attendance. Dubbed as the “Oscars of the bar industry”, the “roaring twenties” themed evening also wrapped up Sydney Bar Week events.

Gourmantic was present at the event and shared the results live on Twitter. Below are the winners of each category.

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Best New Launched Product: Havana Club Añejo 3 Años Rum, Pernod Ricard

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Training Program of the Year: Mixxit Chronicles, CCA/Beam Global

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Brand Ambassador of the Year: Sebastian Reaburn, 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka

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Best New Venue Design: Palmer & Co, Sydney

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Bar of the Year: Shady Pines, Sydney

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Best Marketed Venue: 1806, Melbourne

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Best Bar Food Selection: Hinky Dinks, Sydney

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Nightclub of the Year: Marquee, Sydney

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New Pub of the Year: The Bottom End, Melbourne

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Pub of the Year: Norfolk Hotel, Sydney

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Best Music Offering: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

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Cocktail List of the Year: Canvas, Brisbane

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Cocktail Bar of the Year: Eau de Vie, Sydney

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Award for Outstanding Contribution: Michael Delaney-Korabelnikova

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Bar Operator of the Year: Anton Forte & Jason Scott

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Hotel Operator of the Year: Keystone Group

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Rookie of the Year: Sean Chow, Press Club, Brisbane

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Bar Manager of the Year: Mike Enright, Merivale (accepted by Petr Dvoracek)

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Best Specialty Beer Venue: Local Tap House, Sydney

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Wine Bar of the Year: Cabiria, Brisbane

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New Bar of the Year: Baxter Inn

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Best Drinks Selection: Baxter Inn

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Small Bar of the Year: The Collection Bar, Melbourne

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Best Bartender’s Bar: Black Pearl, Melbourne

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Bar Team of the Year: Black Pearl, Melbourne

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Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year… in 3rd place: Katherine Wasiel, Bowery

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Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year… in 2nd place: Chris Hysted

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Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year… 1st place Greg Sanderson, EDV Melbourne

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Congratulations to all the winners!

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Gourmantic attended the Australian Bartender Magazine Bar Awards as media guests.

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.