For the first time in their history, the Time Out Sydney Bar Awards were hosted not at a bar, but at the Wentworth Park Greyhounds. More than 1,000 guests were in attendance to see Earl’s Juke Joint take home the top gong, Bar of the Year, with the venue’s own Pasan Wijesena also winning Best Bartender.
Another double winner on the night was Bulletin Place. The bar bagged Best Cocktail Bar while Matt Linklater won the Hot Talent Award. Also doubling up was Papa Gede’s, which won People’s Choice and Best Neighbourhood Bar.
Baxter Inn won for Best Bar Team, The Cliff Dive for Best Party Bar and Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern for Best New Bar. When it came to food and wine, Rockpool Bar and Grill won Best Bar Food, while Bentley Restaurant and Bar won Best Wine Bar. Mikey Enright, who runs The Barber Shop, won the Legend Award.
Pictured is Pasan Wijesena and the team from Earl’s Juke Joint.