Time Out Bar Awards 2018: Winners

Time Out crowned the champions of Melbourne's bar scene at the fifth annual Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards

Bar of the year winners at Time Out Bar Awards 2018
Photograph: Graham Denholm

Melbourne's expectations on how good a bar snack can be just keep getting raised and met, and we're pushing the clock back further and further in this proudly 24-hour city. Our appetite for firewater has meant that no bar is complete without the inviting amber glow of a whisky collection front and centre. And our enthusiasm for a stiff drink has led us to challenge the weather gods with even more rooftop bars. Let's raise a glass to this incredible city, the ace bartenders who make us feel welcome and the drinks that keep us coming back time again. It's what makes Melbourne the nation's most fun place to be after dark.

Check out the full event recap from our night of nights. Hungry? Be sure to see who took out accolades in our Food Awards and Pub Awards too.

And now, it gives us great pleasure to present the 2018 Bar Award winners...

And the winners are...

Bar of the Year
Bars

Bar of the Year

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Best New Bar
Bars

Best New Bar

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Best Wine Bar
Bars

Best Wine Bar

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Best Late Night Venue
Restaurants

Best Late Night Venue

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Best Cocktail Bar
Bars

Best Cocktail Bar

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Best Bar Food
Bars

Best Bar Food

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
People's Choice
Bars

People's Choice

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Legend Award
Bars

Legend Award

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Best Bar Team
Bars

Best Bar Team

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Bartender of the Year
Bars

Bartender of the Year

Hot Talent Award
Bars

Hot Talent Award

Time Out Bar Awards 2018: recap
Bars

Time Out Bar Awards 2018: recap

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