The Awards

People's Choice Award

Vote for your favourite Newcastle bar, hotel, and brewpub in the People's Choice Award

The inaugural Bar Awards are coming to Newcastle on August 5, championing the bartenders, mixologists, brewers, and business owners who are moving Newcastle's drink culture forward.

While our judges have the tough task of deciding the cream of the crop in 11 award categories, we're handing over the power to you – the folks who sip, savour, and socialise in Newcastle's buzzing bar scene – for the People's Choice Award.

Got a local haunt that makes your dream cocktail? A pub where you can be found every weekend? A brewpub that pours the best frothy? Let us know by voting in the People’s Choice Award.

Your votes will help decide the People's Choice Award winner for three categories:

Favourite Bar

Favourite Hotel

Favourite Brewpub

Voting opens on Monday July 1 – sign up to our newsletter to make sure you have your say.

What’s in it for you?

Besides the honour of backing your favourite local spots, by voting in the People’s Choice Award, you’ll automatically be in with a chance to win our huge competition prize. Stay tuned to find out all the details!

How do I vote?

Voting opens on Monday July 1 at 12.01am AEST and closes on Wednesday July 31 2024 at 11.59pm AEST via the People's Choice Award page. For your votes to be registered, each of the three categories must be completed.

Which venues can I vote for?

The People's Choice Award is open only to all bars, hotels, and brewpubs that are located within the Newcastle Local Government Area (LGA). Not sure if your favourite business qualifies? Click here to check.

How is the People’s Choice Award winner determined?

It's simple – each bar, hotel, and brewpub with the most votes will win its People's Choice Award category.

When is the People’s Choice Award winner announced?

The People’s Choice Awards will be announced at the Bar Awards event and via on Monday August 5, 2024.