The Awards

Bartender of the Year

Honouring Newcastle's most outstanding bartender

A perfectly balanced dry martini; a creative cocktail that takes you by surprise; a drink concocted just for you. We wouldn’t have these memorable moments in our favourite bars without the bartenders whose job it is to craft them.

Bartender of the Year is as much about the accolades, knowledge, and talent, as it is the genuine sense of curiosity and care that sees a mixologist at the forefront of Newcastle’s bar scene.

Their CV will set the scene, and be backed up with an ability to craft consistently outstanding, layered, and complex cocktails. 

Bartender of the Year award celebrates an individual who’s made their mark in the Newcastle bar industry, and isn’t slowing down any time soon.

* This award is open to all bartenders who are working in a venue that is located within the Newcastle LGA.