Time Out Melbourne has announced the nominees of its 2017 Bar Awards, celebrating Melbourne’s best bars and bartenders.
Bars have been nominated in eight categories this year, including: Best New Bar, Best Wine Bar, Best Cocktail Bar, and Best Neighbourhood Bar. Melbourne’s top drinks makers will vie for the the titles Bartender of the Year and Best Bar Team, while the Hot Talent Award is for an upcoming bartender whom Time Out predicts as a future star of the industry.
“Melbourne continues to lead the country with its inventive bar scene,” says Time Out’s National Food and Drink Editor, Emily Lloyd-Tait.
“Melbourne venues exceed expectations in their food and cocktail offerings, while pushing an educational agenda that champions small local producers and homegrown talent.”
Voting is now open for Time Out’s People’s Choice Category, and hundreds of dedicated Melbourne bar-goers have already cast their ballot.
This year, the Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards will be held on the newly renovated rooftop of the Corner Hotel.
Limited tickets are on sale now for $55 + BF and include food, drink, good times and a complimentary copy of the Time Out Bar Guide. To purchase tickets or to view the full list of nominees, visit Time Out Melbourne.
Photograph: Graham Denholm
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