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Time Out Bar Awards: Nominees

Cue the 20th Century Fox music! The nominees for the 2020 Time Out Sydney Bar Awards are...

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Time Out editors

The Time Out Sydney Bar Awards are back for the 12th consecutive year, honouring the boozers and shakers that make this city one of the world’s very best places to bend the elbow. These are the newcomers, old favourites, true-blue pubs, neighbourhood watering holes, standing-only mezcalerias, underground drinking dens and experimental cocktail experts that are, quite literally, raising the bar with each and every drink they sling. Read on, bar lovers, to see who’s been slaying it this year.

The winners will be announced at the big event, Monday, December 9 at the Powerhouse Museum.


Best New Bar
Bar Clementine
Cantina OK
The Cumberland
Double Deuce Lounge
Golden Gully
Little Felix
Maybe Sammy
Prince of York

Best Cocktail Bar
The Baxter Inn
Bulletin Place
Double Deuce Lounge
Earl’s Juke Joint
Jangling Jack’s
The Lobo Plantation
Maybe Sammy
Old Mate’s Place
Papa Gede’s 

Best Wine Bar
Dear Sainte Éloise
The Dolphin Wine Room
Where's Nick
Wyno x Bodega

Best Pub
The George
The Imperial Hotel
The Lord Dudley
Public House Petersham
The Unicorn Hotel

Best Bar Food
Charlie Parker’s
The Lansdowne Hotel
The Old Fitzroy Hotel
Wyno x Bodega

Best Bar Team
Bulletin Place
Cantina OK
Double Deuce Lounge
Earl’s Juke Joint
The Lobo Plantation

Rising Talent Award
Emma Bernardi, Rosenbaum and Fuller
Molly Gillis, Jangling Jack’s
Andrew McCorquodale, Old Mate’s Place
Atlanta Pahulu, Bulletin Place
Federica Thorn, Continental CBD

Bartender of the Year
Antonello Arzedi, Scout
Alex Gilmour, Cantina OK
Andrea Gualdi, Maybe Sammy
Wai Christine Lam, Employees Only
Mary White, The Lobo Plantation

Legend Award
No nominees – winner to be announced on the night

Bar of the Year
No nominees – winner to be announced on the night

People's Choice Award
Voting has now closed – winner to be announced on the night.

Time Out thanks our sponsors Asahi Premium BeveragesTwo SunsWinterhalterBuffalo TraceFever Tree and Willie Smiths as well as venue partner the Powerhouse Museum for making these awards possible.

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