Australian Bar Awards 2015 Winners

Australian Bartender Magazine held their annual Bar Awards last night at Doltone House along with the eight finalists of Bartender of the Year competition presenting on stage.

Australian Bar Awards 2015 Winners
Bar of the Year: The Gresham, Brisbane

Bar of the Year was awarded to The Gresham in Brisbane and Lee Potter Cavanagh took out the coveted title of Bartender of the Year 2015.

Here is the full list of all the winner of Australian Bar Awards 2015 in the order they were presented.

Pub of the Year State Awards:
ACT: Benstpoke; NSW: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel; NT: The Deck Bar; QLD: Statler & Waldorf; SA: The Wheatsheaf; TAS: The New Sydney Hotel; VIC: The Rochester; WA: The Brisbane Hotel

Bar of the Year State Awards:
ACT: Akiba; NSW: The Barber Shop; NT: Chow; QLD: The Gresham; SA: Hains & Co. TAS: Ash & Besters; VIC: Bad Frankie; WA: Enrique’s

Cocktail Bar of the Year State Awards:
ACT: Molly; NSW: Bulletin Place; NT: The Deck Bar; QLD: The Bowery; SA: Maybe Mae; TAS: IXL Long Bar; VIC: Black Pearl; WA: Dominion League

New Pub of the Year: Coogee Pavilion, Sydney
Rookie of the Year: Will Sleeman, The Black Pearl
Best Specialty Beer Venue: Frankie’s by the Slice, Sydney
Cocktail List of the Year: The Lobo Plantation, Sydney
Bar Operator of the Year: Swillhouse Group NSW
Bar Manager of the Year: Petr Dvoracek, The Barber Shop, Sydney
Small Bar of the Year: Mechanics Institute Perth
Regional Bar of the Year: Pocket Bar Terrigal
Wine Bar of the Year: Coppa Spuntino Brisbane
Bar Team of the Year: Ramblin’ Rascals Tavern
Cocktail Bar of the Year: Bulletin Place, Sydney
Best Bartenders Bar: Black Pearl Melbourne
Pub Operator of the Year: Solotel
Best Bar Food: Varnish on King, Perth
Training Program of the Year: The Exchange
Brand Ambassador of the Year: Sean Forsyth, Bacardi
Outstanding Contribution: Mr Andy Freeman
New Bar of the Year: Boilermaker House, Melbourne
Best Live Music Bar: Brooklyn Standard Brisbane
Nightclub of the Year: The Emerson, Melbourne
Pub of the Year: Watsons Bay Hotel, Sydney
Bar of the Year: The Gresham, Brisbane

Bartender of the Year:
1st Place: Lee Potter Cavanagh
2nd Place: Jenna Hemsworth
3rd Place: Lewis Halls

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.