Celebrating the best bars and bartenders in Melbourne, the nominees for the 2016 Time Out Melbourne Bar Awardshave been announced.

 

Winners across eleven categories will be revealed at the Awards ceremony on Monday 7 December at the brand new host venue, The Mill House in Flinders Lane. Now in their fourth year, the awards are an exciting night for both the industry and the public.

 

Time Out Australia CEO Michael Rodrigues says, “Each year the Time Out team secretly visit Melbourne’s bars, give them a fresh review and nominate the best for our Awards. The Awards are our way of saying thanks to the people and venues that keep Melbourne’s night-time culture vibrant.”

 

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

 

The Time Out Bar Awards are an industry-recognised celebration of talent, voted on by independent editors and reviewers. Winners in last year’s awards included such bars as the Everleigh, Le Bon Ton, Black Pearl, Bar Americano and Harry & Frankie.

 

The Time Out Melbourne Food Awards ceremony will be emceed by Andrew McClelland, all-round funny guy and DJ behind club nights Yeh Yeh and Finishing School. Tickets to the awards night are available to the public. Attendees will be treated to White Rabbit beers, Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky, snacks, and hangover cures from Hydrodol. The 2016 edition of the Time Out Melbourne Bar Guide will also be launched at the event.

 

And the nominees are:

 

BEST NEW BAR
Arbory Bar and Eatery

Bar Exuberante

Boilermaker House

Heartbreaker

Union Electric

BEST WINE BAR
Bar Clarine

Bellota Wine Bar

Gerald’s Bar

Harry & Frankie

Smalls

 

BEST BAR FOOD
Bar di Stasio

Bellota

Hihou

Kirk’s Wine Bar

Le Bon Ton

 

BEST BARTENDER
Nathan Beasley – Black Pearl

Oscar Eastman – EDV
Michael Madrusan – The Everleigh
Jack Sotti – Boilermaker House
Nathan Taylor – Kodiak Club

 

BEST BAR TEAM
Black Pearl

Boilermaker House

EDV

The Everleigh

Romeo Lane

 

BEST COCKTAIL BAR

Bar Americano

Black Pearl

EDV

The Everleigh

Romeo Lane

 

BEST PARTY BAR

The Beaufort

Heartbreaker

Madame Brussels

The Mill House

Mr Wow’s Emporium

 

HOT TALENT AWARD

Wiremu Andrews, Smalls

Amelia Boot, Bad Frankie

Jenna Hemsworth, Lui Bar

Natalie Kerr, Lily Blacks

Luke Sanderson, Black Pearl

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Arbory Bar and Eatery

Black Pearl

Boilermaker House

Bomba Rooftop

Boston Sub’s Jungle Boy

Doc Martin’s

Goldilocks

The Mill House

Polly

Union Electric

 

BAR OF THE YEAR
Announced on the night

 

LEGEND AWARD 

Announced on the night

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

 

Tickets are selling fast: grab yours here.

 

WHAT: Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards
WHEN:  Monday 7 December, 2015
WHERE: The Mill House, 277-279 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000
INFO: Event info here + nominees here.

 

TICKETS:

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

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

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Instagram: TIMEOUTMELBOURNE

Twitter: @MelbourneTimeOut

Facebook: Time Out Melbourne

Hashtag: #TOBarAwards

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