Celebrating Australia’s most beautiful bar designs

Four Pillars - Eileens Bar

The Eat Drink Design Awards celebrate the most exceptionally designed hospitality venues across Australia and New Zealand.

This year’s awards come at a critical time for the industry, so now really is the time to celebrate the country’s most beautiful bars and remember some of things that are truly great about our licensed venues.

The Awards’ categories for 2020 include:

  • Best Restaurant Design
  • Best Cafe Design
  • Best Bar Design
  • Best Hotel Design
  • Best Installation Design
  • Best Retail Design
  • Best Identity Design

Eat Drink Design Awards jury chair and editor of Artichoke, Cassie Hansen explained that one of the notable design stories that prevailed in this year’s shortlist was the sense of comfort and nostalgia permeating venue designs.

“Perhaps it is no coincidence that in a time of such upheaval, we have seen designers create spaces that provide familiarity in their appearance and comfort in their feel. Many designers appeared to be in search of an air of nostalgia for the interiors they create, with numerous venues showcasing a modern take on traditional spaces. This year’s designers have one foot in the past whilst firmly looking towards the future,” said Hansen.

The Eat Drink Design Awards are chosen by a jury of venerable industry leaders from the hospitality and design sectors. This year’s members are Frank Camorra (restaurateur, Movida) , Gemima Cody (restaurant critic and food writer, Good Food), Iva Foschia (founder, IF Architecture) Jonathan Richards (co-founder, Richards Stanisich) and Cassie Hansen (editor, Artichoke).

Click through the pages below to see this year’s shortlist for Best Bar Design.

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