What’s On During Sydney Bar Week 2017

The programme for Sydney Bar Week 2017 has been released with a host of activities, masterclasses, talks and special events jam packed over a 5 day period instead of the usual 4 days.

Bar Week 2017

Bar Week 2017 runs from Saturday 16 September to Wednesday 20 September 2017 and to help you choose which events to attend, we’ve compiled a daily summary of what’s on during Bar Week 2017.

Saturday 16 September 2017

2pm to 4pm – Own your own bar or are planning one soon? Dan Knight, ex Hinky Dinks and author of The Small Business Samurai presents “It all starts with a vision” @ Longrain, 85 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

4pm to 6pm – Australian Aperitivo. Learn how to use native botanicals in both food and drink, or just sit and enjoy Aperitivo time @ Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro, 11/33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo. Cost = $15 cocktails

5pm to 7pm – Sydney Bar Week Launch Event @ Bulletin Place, 10 – 14 Bulletin Place, Sydney. By invitation only.

Sunday 17 September 2017

10.30am to 12.30pm – Bartenders Brunch @ Tio’s Cerveceria, 4-14 Foster Street, Surry Hills. Strictly limited to 100 – first in best dressed.

1pm to 4pm – Indie Spirits Tasting @ Restaurant Hubert, Bligh Street, Sydney. Cost = $55 (plus booking fee)

2pm to 4pm – BACARDÍ Classics Softball @ Centennial Park

6pm to 8pm –  Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge Australian Final, Lot 1 Sydney  18 York Street, Sydney

8pm to 10pm – Fernet-Branca Bar Back Games 2017, The Commune 901 Bourke Street, Waterloo

10.30pm till late – Bar Week Tiki Takeover @ Burrow Bar, De Mestre Place, Sydney. RSVP Tom Bulmer

Monday 18 September 2017

10.30am to 5pm – Bartender of the Year Rounds 1 & 2 @ Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern, 199 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

1.00pm to 4pm – The Idiot Savant Prizes, Rooftop of The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks

12.30pm to 4.45pm – The Business of Bars Conference @ The Whisky Room @ The Clock Hotel, 470 Crown Street, Surry Hills. Cost: $30 per session or $95 for 4.

  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Build Your Bar’s Identity
  • 1.45pm – 2.30pm. The Sustainable Bar
  • 2.45pm – 3.45pm. World’s Best Bars
  • 4pm – 4.45pm. 10 Things You Need To Get Right Before Opening A Bar

5pm to 7pm – Top 100 Most Influential List @ The Lobo Plantation, 1/209 Clarence Street, Sydney. Strictly invite only. See Top 100 Most Influential List here.

7pm to 9pm – Bourbon Street by The Exchange & Beam Suntory, Venue TBC

9pm to 11pm – The House of William Grant, Oxford Art Factory, 38-46 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst. Limited to 150 bartenders, key influencers and their guests.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

12pm to 2pm – Hendrick’s Innovation Workshop with Hendrick’s Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie and the Global Ambassador, The Barber Shop

2pm to 4pm – Native Foraging Masterclass by Adelaide Hills Distillery @ Charlie Parker’s, Basement, 380 Oxford Street, Paddington.

5.30pm to late – Bartender Magazine Bar Awards & Bartender of the Year Finals @ Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont. Tickets exclusive to sponsors and finalists.

11pm to late – Bar Awards After Party @ The Cliff Dive, 16-18 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Wednesday 20 September 2017

3pm – 5pm – #returntoflavour, Launch of Never Never Distilling Co, Maybe Frank, 417 – 421 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

5pm to 6pm – The Barbershop X Atlas Masterclass @ The Barber Shop, 89 York Street, Sydney. Cost = $50 (plus booking fee)

5.30pm to 8.30pm – Whiskey Roadshow @ The Clock Hotel, 470 Crown Street, Surry Hills. Cost = $55 (plus booking fee)

6.30pm to 9.30pm – The Barbershop X Atlas Takeover & Closing Party @ The Barber Shop, 89 York Street, Sydney. Cost = $30 (plus booking fee)

UPDATED: 1 September 2017

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Photo Credit: Australian Bartender Magazine, used with permission.


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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.

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