Time Out Sydney Bar Awards Winners 2016

The Time Out Sydney Bar Awards for 2016 were announced at an awards ceremony held at Sky Terrace at the Star with the Lobo Plantation taking out Bar of the Year.

Time Out Sydney Bar Awards Winners 2016

Here are the winners in each category:

BAR OF THE YEARLobo Plantation

BEST BAR TEAM – Winner: Earl’s Juke Joint; Highly Commended: The Lobo Plantation

BEST BARTENDER – Winner: Jimmy Irvine from The Baxter Inn; Highly Commended: Tom Egerton from Eau de Vie

BEST BAR FOOD – Winner: Sokyo Lounge; Highly Commended: Surly’s

BEST WINE BAR – Winner: 121 BC; Highly Commended: Monopole


BEST PARTY BAR – Winner: Goodgod Small Club; Highly Commended: Goros

BEST NEIGHBOURHOOD BAR – Winner: The Bearded Tit; Highly Commended: Wilhelmina’s

BEST NEW BAR – Winner: This Must Be the Place; Highly Commended: Dead Ringer

BEST COCKTAIL BAR – Winner: Eau De Vie; Highly Commended: Bulletin Place

HOT TALENT AWARD – Winner: Rachelle Hair – The Baxter Inn; Highly Commended: Nathan Pepper – Papa Gede’s

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

LEGEND AWARD – Clover Moore – The Lord Mayor of Sydney

The Time Out Sydney Bar Awards Winners 2016 were held on Sunday 6 December 2015.

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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.