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A banner at the 2015 Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards
Photograph: Graham Denholm

Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards: Past winners

Each year, we crown the champions of Melbourne's bar scene. Here, you'll find them all in one place

By Time Out editors
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Since their inception in 2013, the Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards has quickly established itself as the bible for Melbourne's drinking scene. From Bar of the Year to the People's Choice, a Bar Awards trophy signals an establishment that is a notch above the rest.

Here, we present all of our Bar Award winners, dating back to our inaugural champions in 2013. For the most up-to-date guide to Melbourne's bar scene, be sure to check out our most recent winners of the Time Out Bar Awards, as well as our round-up of the 50 best bars in Melbourne.

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Arch at Black Pearl
Photograph: Graham Denholm

Bar of the Year: Black Pearl

Bars Fitzroy

The formula is simple: great cocktails, good chat and a stellar iPod mix of doo-wop, bluegrass and 'Ride like the Wind' by Christopher Cross.

Also: Best Bartender (Evan Stanley)

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Hall of Fame: The Standard

4 out of 5 stars
Bars Fitzroy

Brunswick Street may be ground zero for cocktails in Fitzroy, but lurking in the back streets is one of Melbourne’s finest establishments for getting in your cups on sunny days, freezing nights and boring Mondays.

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Best Pub: Grace Darling Hotel

Bars Collingwood

Since its dramatic overhaul in mid 2009, the maritime-themed Grace Darling has become a hipster paradise with a band room, vintage fairs, rock trivia and a youthful, creative vibe.

Best Design: The Bridge Hotel

Bars Burnley

The old Bridge used to be your typical no-nonsense boozer. But an extreme makeover in 2013 turned it into a veritable palace of fun, with an indoor cobblestone laneway, Banksy-style street art and an American diner.

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More Melbourne bars we love

Cocktail at Romeo Lane
Photograph: Nathalie Saldumbide

The 50 best bars in Melbourne right now

Bars Cocktail bars

Melbourne's bar scene continues to be the envy of the nation, and our late-night credentials only get stronger with every new opening. Here is Melbourne viewed through the bottom of a glass: from its world-beating cocktail lounges to its down-and-divey saloons. 

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