MELBOURNE | The Time Out Bar Awards 2015 honour the best bars in Melbourne and were held last week at Melbourne CBD Bar The Mill House. It was a night to pour libations in honour of the best that Melbourne has to offer across a range of categories. Guests were kept suitably satisfied with beers from White Rabbit, cider from The Hills Cider Company, wine from Gentleman’s Collection and Old Fashioned cocktails by Maker’s Mark.
Food during the night had a decidedly South American flavour to it thanks to Peruvian head chef Agustin Ortega. Menus were floating about, but it’s safe to assume that a good number of guests didn’t realise exactly what they were eating. Delicious bites included sweetbread, beef tongue, beef heart, kingfish and octopus.
Oh and thanks to Hydrodol for helping us get through the next morning! Here’s a list of all the winners on the night. Cheers!
Best New Bar
Winner: Boilermaker House
Highly Commended: Bar Exuberante
Best Wine Bar
Winner: Bar Clarine
Highly Commended: Smalls
Best Party Bar
Highly Commended: Mr Wow’s Emporium
Best Cocktail Bar
Winner: The Everleigh
Highly Commended: Bar Americano
Best Bar Food
Highly Commended: Le Bon Ton
Hot Talent Award
Winner: Luke Sanderson, Black Pearl
Highly Commended: Wiremu Andrews, Smalls
Winner: Nathan Beasley, Black Pearl
Highly Commended: Jack Sotti, Boilermaker House
Best Bar Team
Highly Commended: Black Pearl
Winner: Gin Palace