Get ready for one helluva party, as the nominees for the 2016 Time Out Sydney Bar Awards have been announced.

From late night lounges to neighbourhood haunts, winners will be revealed at the Awards ceremony on Sunday 6 December at the brand new host venue, Sky Terrace at the Star. Now in their eighth year, the awards are an exciting night for the industry, and you’re invited too.

Nominees will vie across thirteen categories including a brand new category, the Party Starter Award. The award acknowledges the people who are committed to keeping Sydney’s dancefloors alive and pumping by showcasing local legends and world-class DJs.

Time Out Sydney Bar Awards 2015

The night’s top gong is Bar of the Year while the People’s Choice Award hands voting to the public to name the most popular bar of 2015. Acknowledging the diversity of Sydney’s bar scene, there’s Best Party Bar, Best Neighbourhood Bar, Best Cocktail Bar, and Best Wine Bar awards. Best New Bar and the Hot Talent Award honour excellence in the new generation of talent on the scene while the Legend Award pays homage to one of the industry’s most influential and highly regarded individuals.

Time Out Australia CEO Michael Rodrigues says, “Each year the Time Out team secretly visit Sydney’s bars and party spots, give them a fresh review and nominate the best for our awards. We are supporting the industry leaders so they can keep doing what they are good at: keeping Sydney’s nightlife vibrant.”

Time Out Sydney Bar Awards 2015

The Time Out Sydney Bar Awards ceremony will be emceed by comedian Andrew McClelland. Tickets to the awards night are available to the public. Partygoers will be treated to White Rabbit beers, Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky and hangover cures from Hydrodol. The 2016 edition of the Time Out Sydney Bar Guide will also be launched at the event.

The competition is STRONG. Check out this year’s nominees:

BEST NEW BAR

  • Dead Ringer
  • The Old Clare Hotel
  • Rosie Campbell’s
  • Surly’s
  • This Must Be the Place

BEST COCKTAIL BAR

  • The Baxter Inn
  • Bulletin Place
  • Earl’s Juke Joint
  • Eau De Vie
  • Lobo Plantation

BEST WINE BAR

  • 121 BC
  • Bentley Restaurant and Bar
  • Love Tilly Devine
  • Monopole
  • Wine Library

BEST NEIGHBOURHOOD BAR

  • The Bearded Tit
  • The Gretz
  • JB and Sons
  • Temperance Society
  • Wilhelmina’s

BEST BAR FOOD

BEST BARTENDER

  • Paige Aubort – Lobo Plantation
  • Luke Ashton- TMBTP
  • Bobby Carey – Earl’s Juke Joint
  • Tom Egerton – Eau De Vie
  • Jimmy Irvine – The Baxter Inn

 BEST BAR TEAM

  • Earl’s Juke Joint
  • The Baxter Inn
  • Lobo Plantation
  • Papa Gede’s
  • The Rook

HOT TALENT AWARD

  • Shay Chamberlain – Bulletin Place
  • Rachelle Hair – The Baxter Inn
  • Nathan Pepper – Papa Gede’s
  • Freddy Rayfield – The Hazy Rose
  • Dale Schoon – Earl’s Juke Joint

THE PARTY STARTER AWARD

  • Bad Deep
  • Astral People
  • Motorik
  • One Day
  • Picnic

BEST PARTY BAR

  • Goro’s
  • Goodgod Small Club
  • Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice
  • Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern
  • Freda’s

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

  • Goros
  • Grain
  • The Hazy Rose
  • Lobo Plantation
  • O Bar and Dining
  • Papa Gedes
  • Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern
  • The Swinging Cat
  • Tokyo Bird
  • The Barber Shop

BAR OF THE YEAR

  • Announced on the night

LEGEND AWARD

  • Announced on the night

The Time Out Bar Awards are an industry-recognised celebration of talent, voted on by independent editors and reviewers. Last year’s winning bars included Earl’s Juke Joint, Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern, Bulletin Place and Papa Gede’s.

Voting for the People’s Choice award is open until Thursday 12 November, giving punters the chance to choose their favourite bar.

Tickets are selling fast, grab yours here.

Time Out Sydney Bar Awards 2015

WHAT: Time Out Sydney Bar Awards
WHEN: Sunday 6 December, 2015
WHERE: Sky Terrace, The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont 2009
INFO: Event info here + nominees here.

 

TICKETS:

Standard Tickets: $65 + BF (includes food, drinks, good times + a copy of Time Out Sydney Bar Guide worth $4.95)

VIP Tickets: $85 + BF (includes Time Out Sydney subscription worth $29.95 + bonus bag on the night!)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Instagram: TIMEOUTSYDNEY

Twitter: @SydneyTimeOut

Facebook: Time Out Sydney

Hashtag: #TOBarAwards

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