Future Spirits Talks:  Scotch Whisky
Sep.
14
12:00 pm12:00

Future Spirits Talks: Scotch Whisky

Based upon the successful of The Business of Bars® Conference format, Future Spirits Talks is a new addition to the Sydney Bar Week lineup in 2019. This year’s topic: Scotch Whisky.

The professional and passionate of the Australian bar industry will be in attendence to hear three in-depth talks and panels, exploring the big issues and trends of today, and what’s next for the Scotch whisky industry.  The talks are set to engage, inform, and inspire.  

For the full line-up of speakers & sessions, click here.

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WESTSIDE REPRESENT! Official Sydney Bar Week Launch Event
Sep.
14
4:00 pm16:00

WESTSIDE REPRESENT! Official Sydney Bar Week Launch Event

Sponsored by Bacardi Martini, Brown Forman, Think Spirits, Campari, Pernod Ricard & Asahi

Knock knock! Who’s there? This is your opportunity to taste and experience the best of what WA has to offer (without fronting for those return airline tickets to Perth!). Whether it be a signature cocktail, bar snack, service style...or most likely a combination of all 3, Door Knock will be letting the best of WA’s bartenders and hospitality professionals take over their bar AND kitchen! Confirmed WA bar stars include:

• Dean Buchanan and the Long Chim Team 

• Jessica Arnott & James Pennefather from Tiny’s 

• Tom Kearney and the Panama Social Team 

• Joseph Sinagra and the Halford Team 

• Elise Godwin and Digby from Strange Company 

• Brendan Scott Grey & Lewis Canavan

• David Alexander Xander Stucken and the Bar Lafayette Team 

Come down to the official Sydney Bar Week Launch Event! To RSVP email, knockknock@doorknock.com.au

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Waste-Free Weekender by Maybe Mae & 42BELOW
Sep.
14
7:00 pm19:00

Waste-Free Weekender by Maybe Mae & 42BELOW

42BELOW is joining forces with Australia’s leading light in Sustainable Cocktail Bars ‘Maybe Mae’, for the wildest of waste-free-throw-downs!

We’re calling on Owner Operator Ollie Margan and his Adelaide team to curate a unique experience that showcases Maybe Mae’s industry-leading approach to minimising waste and smashing sustainability when making drinks. Gain an insight into hyperlocality, nose-to-tail drinking, preservation techniques and drink some straight up bangin’ 42BELOW vodka cocktails while our DJs thrown down the finest selection of guilty pleasures from deep in their recycled crates. You'd be a heartless d*ck to miss this - so come, get trash-free with us and party for the planet with us Upstairs at This Must Be The Place on Sept 14. 

42BELOW, keeping our vodka pure to keep our planet pure. 

RSVP: Free for the hospitality industry. Register HERE

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St Germain La Maison Wellness
Sep.
15
9:00 am09:00

St Germain La Maison Wellness

  • Paramount Recreation Club Rooftop (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for daily yoga and mindfulness practice led by special International guest Camille Vidal (you may know her as Madame St~Germain) pathing the way to healthy hedonism.

Enjoy the scrumptious breakfast treats and St~Germain Spritzes also included in this FREE session. Participate in conversations on how we build up each other and support long and healthy careers in hospitality. St~Germain’s philosophy is to ‘Drink Well, Live Well’ and do things the French way – enjoying life and all it has to offer.    

These sessions are exclusive to those in the hospitality industry.

Tickets are free, RSVP essential. Individuals are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like.

Any questions, please feel reach out to Penny - psippe@bacardi.com

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4th Annual Bartenders Agave Brunch
Sep.
15
10:30 am10:30

4th Annual Bartenders Agave Brunch

Back for it’s 4TH agave-fuelled year, the annual Bar Week Bartender’s Brunch is back at Tio’s! It’s a chance to catch up with crew from across the country, trade a few stories and eat some eggs - all with a capita in hand. Numbers are strictly limited, so get in early to secure your spot. Cost: $0

RSVP info: Tickets are strictly limited. Please email happy@tios.com.au. First in, best dressed!

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Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney
Sep.
15
1:00 pm13:00

Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney

Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney is back for its fifth year and will again be hosted at the stunning Restaurant Hubert. The event is presented by Australian Bartender magazine, the country’s leading drinks mag for the bar industry. Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney will feature over 30 exhibitors showcasing more than 100 quality craft spirits from grappas to gins, amaros, mezcals and more. There are also master distillers on hand to chat and free seminars hosted by Bartender magazine going deep into the world of indie spirits.

Tickets are just $55 (plus booking fee). Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.* GET YOURS NOW!

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR JUST $35 (plus booking fee). Tickets include all the samples, snacks and access to the seminars (first-in, best dressed).

Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney forms part of the Bar Week line-up of events and is open to both trade and consumers.

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TEQUILA VERSATILITY by ACADEMIA PATRÓN
Sep.
15
4:00 pm16:00

TEQUILA VERSATILITY by ACADEMIA PATRÓN

On Sunday 15th September Australian Patrón tequila brand ambassador, Alejandro Archibald, will be hosting an immersive tequila versatility session.

This session will be creative space to explore possibilities of 100% Agave tequila in cocktail menus, using the World’s #1 Super Premium tequila brand as the base.

Attendees will also get to taste the full Patrón range, including some rare bottlings and Barrel select expressions.  

INVITE ONLY event but if you wish to attend, please contact Alejandro - aarchibald@bacardi.com

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Bartender Magazine Most Influential List sponsored by the House of Angostura
Sep.
15
6:00 pm18:00

Bartender Magazine Most Influential List sponsored by the House of Angostura

Held every two years, this is the original list of the who’s who of the Australian bar industry.

The votes are in. The industry has nominated. We have received nominations from people from all walks of the Australian bar industry, from owners to designers, bartenders to brand managers, writers to trainers — those who lead the way, who inspire, and who are shaping the future of our industry.

The Most Influential Top 100 is announced in August in the print edition of Australian Bartender and online at australianbartender.com.au. The Top 10 — including the number 1 Most Influential — will be announced at the exclusive Most Influential List Party during Sydney Bar Week on September 15.

This event is INVITE ONLY.

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Magnums & Movies
Sep.
15
6:00 pm18:00

Magnums & Movies

Restaurant Hubert’s Theatre Royal will host a special Bar Week themed Magnums & Movies. 

Getting into the spirit of Bar Week, we will be screening the most classic bartending film of all time… Cocktail. 

Free flowing Magnums will be poured by 2018 Australian Bartender of The Year, Jenna Hemsworth. 

Popcorn, cocktails, a full 80s buffet dinner and dessert are included.

The event is all inclusive. $130pp. No dietary requests. 


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Bartender Boxing
Sep.
15
8:00 pm20:00

Bartender Boxing

The Bartender Boxing Organization is thrilled to bring its health-and-wellness platform to Australian shores after two successful years in North America with the support of Australian Bartender magazine. Come along and see your friends compete in this unique format. There will be 6 bouts on the night at Home Nightclub. Tickets are $20 with proceeds going to Black Dog. So get behind this great cause champs!

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The Vortex Party
Sep.
15
to 16 Sep.

The Vortex Party

Every city has a Vortex bar, a venue you enter and don’t remember leaving. Bars that instil fear and excitement in equal measure. Bars from each state will be invited to assemble and bring their vibes and signature serves.  It's a night to celebrate all the Vortex bars around Australia as we kick off Bartender's Christmas. 

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St Germain La Maison Wellness
Sep.
16
9:00 am09:00

St Germain La Maison Wellness

  • Paramount Recreation Club Rooftop (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for daily yoga and mindfulness practice led by special International guest Camille Vidal (you may know her as Madame St~Germain) pathing the way to healthy hedonism.

Enjoy the scrumptious breakfast treats and St~Germain Spritzes also included in this FREE session. Participate in conversations on how we build up each other and support long and healthy careers in hospitality. St~Germain’s philosophy is to ‘Drink Well, Live Well’ and do things the French way – enjoying life and all it has to offer.    

These sessions are exclusive to those in the hospitality industry.

Tickets are free, RSVP essential. Individuals are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like.

Any questions, please feel reach out to Penny - psippe@bacardi.com

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Bartender of the Year sponsored by BACARDÍ & De Kuyper (Round 1 & Round 2)
Sep.
16
10:00 am10:00

Bartender of the Year sponsored by BACARDÍ & De Kuyper (Round 1 & Round 2)

Australia’s toughest test of bartending ability is back again in 2019 — do you have what it takes to make the Top 8?

This is the toughest test of bartending ability out there. You don’t need to social media anything. You don’t have to make a video to promote your drinks. It’s just you and the hardest bartending exam going around. Do you think you have what it takes?

Anyone working in a bar can enter to take a crack at the biggest crown of them all. If you’ve got any questions, email competition organiser Sam Bygrave on sam@spantonmedia.com

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Ardbeg: Masters of Smoke
Sep.
16
11:00 am11:00

Ardbeg: Masters of Smoke

Ardbeg Master of Smoke is centred around a unique, renowned and intrinsic characteristic of the Islay Single Malt, being the peatiest and smokiest in the world of whisky, yet no other has been bold enough to explore before. It is an education platform from which we will train bartenders to become Master of Smoke themselves.

To RSVP to this event email Ardbeg-AU@moethennessy.com

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The Business of Bars® Conference
Sep.
16
11:30 am11:30

The Business of Bars® Conference

The Business of Bars® Conference is returning to the tailor-made conference room at Restaurant Hubert this year. Following a packed-out event last year, we have ramped things up yet again, with cutting edge topics and both international and local bar industry experts. Guests will also receive drinks and snacks included in their ticket price of $90 (plus booking fees). CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS.

Hosted and presented by Australian Bartender Magazine and Bar Week founder David Spanton, this event is now in its 14th year. The last four years our event sold out well in advance and we expect 2019 to be even bigger and better. Numbers are strictly limited so get in early.

Click here for this year's line-up.

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Herradura Tequila Long Lunch
Sep.
16
1:00 pm13:00

Herradura Tequila Long Lunch

Herradura Tequila will be celebrating Mexican Independence Day with their now iconic long lunch. This years Long Lunch will be held at Chica Bonita CBD where we'll be bringing our Hacienda to Life (donkey's not included). We don't want to give it all away but expect exquisite food, delicious cocktails, live music and of course our award winning Tequila. This exclusive event is SOLD OUT. 

RSVP: EVENT IS SOLD OUT

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Amari Club brought to you by the Campari Academy Team
Sep.
16
3:00 pm15:00

Amari Club brought to you by the Campari Academy Team

Join the Campari Academy Brand Ambassador Team for another unique masterclass. As category leaders in this field, AMARI CLUB will be a deep dive into all things Italian Amaro. An in-depth exploration of regional Italian culture, socio-historical influencing facts and production secrets related to the exciting AMARO category.
We will cover Amaro Averna, Cynar and Amaro Braulio by additionally bringing out – exclusively for our guests – some very limited releases of our RISERVA RANGE: AVERNA DON SALVATORE, CYNAR 70 PROOF and BRAULIO RISERVA MILLESIMATA (vintages 2012 to 2014). Regional Aperitivo, Amari Samples, botanical extracts analysis, cocktails and unique learning opportunities all topped up by some amazing traditional Italian cuisine to finish off with.

RSVP’s essential through webpage www.CampariAcademy.com.au

Use password [campariacademy]

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Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge – Australia
Sep.
16
5:00 pm17:00

Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge – Australia

The House of Angostura will host the final of its iconic global cocktail challenge. Recognised as one of the toughest comps on the circuit, 10 of the nation’s best bartenders of will go head-to-head to become the Australian Angostura brand ambassador for a year. The winner will also go on to represent Australia in the global finals in Trinidad.

Location details coming soon.

To register your interest email tmah@proximospirits.com

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The Perfect Blend Alumni
Sep.
16
7:00 pm19:00

The Perfect Blend Alumni

Since inception into market in 2016 The Perfect Blend Cocktail Competition has seen more than 300 finalists take to the stage. Many competing for the very first time, others returning to the competition stage for another attempt. We invite those who have been part of our family since the beginning to an event like no other. Be rewarded.  Be inspired and let’s reunite.

RSVP CLOSED - EVENT FULL

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House of William Grant Hospo Party
Sep.
16
9:00 pm21:00

House of William Grant Hospo Party

William Grant and Sons is set to bring the Biggest Hospo Party ever to Sydney Bar Week. How will you get there?

Hosting arguably the biggest party of the year at last year’s Bar Week, what could possibly ensure that they go bigger this year? Why not start by more than doubling the overall vision for their event?

This year, the ambitious party is being hosted at their very own ‘House’ for the evening in the Sydney CBD. Keeping to the locations history, the creatives behind the party will be unveiling the entire brand vehicle fleet, aptly nicknamed ‘The Garage of Willy G’. Topping this will be the exciting launch of tantalising new products and trends for the first time in Australia. Multiple international ambassadors will be joining the fray to serve out and interact with guests as hosts to this incredible global experience. And whilst this is only the half of what they are letting on, you can expect a full catered experience, understanding why people claim that they have the “coolest brands out there”.

Contact rsvp@rockstar.net.au for all the details and to get on the guest list.

 

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Silky Monday Bartender Blowout
Sep.
16
to 17 Sep.

Silky Monday Bartender Blowout

Come join us at EO for a notorious night as we kick things into gear ahead of our industry's night of nights; with back to back guest bartenders working their magic while serving up their favorite signature cocktails. Show up early to enjoy a silky performance from our favorite burlesque girls and spot our own 'Tenders sporting slumber party attire!
NO RSVP REQUIRED JUST TURN UP & TURN OUT! (Pajamas strongly encouraged!)

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Mary's Wall of Terroir
Sep.
16
to 17 Sep.

Mary's Wall of Terroir

  • Mary's Circular Quay (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Good old Mary's party with a bit of twist. You pick a side - USA versus Mexico // Whiskey versus Tequila!

We’ve hedged our bets with the Moonshiners and The Cartels to force the fucking-fence-sitters to pick a side! Go Fancy or Go hard ...

Trashcan Bacon washed Rye Old Fashioned // Mellow Corn with Chicken Salt

Mezcal Tommy's with a Hot Sauce Twist // Tequila Picklebacks

There will be some OG players serving the drinks and some 'Wall' destruction at the end of the night!

RSVP info: Just turn up!!

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Wunderbar of Sophistication
Sep.
16
to 17 Sep.

Wunderbar of Sophistication

  • The Wunderbar of Sophistication (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Once upon a time, there was a garden of gin dreams; the Wunderbar of Sophistication.

Uniting the delicacy of Monkey 47 gin, with some of the best drink makers around, the Wunderbar of Sophistication will bring you something extremely special.

Taking a nod from the classics, with a twist from the new world, we will take you on a delicious, immersive, escape. Step through the garden and into an entire new world, familiar to what you have known before - but somehow different to the usual.

RSVP info: wunderbar@pernod-ricard.com

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St Germain La Maison Wellness
Sep.
17
9:00 am09:00

St Germain La Maison Wellness

  • Paramount Recreation Club Rooftop (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for daily yoga and mindfulness practice led by special International guest Camille Vidal (you may know her as Madame St~Germain) pathing the way to healthy hedonism.

Enjoy the scrumptious breakfast treats and St~Germain Spritzes also included in this FREE session. Participate in conversations on how we build up each other and support long and healthy careers in hospitality. St~Germain’s philosophy is to ‘Drink Well, Live Well’ and do things the French way – enjoying life and all it has to offer.    

These sessions are exclusive to those in the hospitality industry.

Tickets are free, RSVP essential. Individuals are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like.

Any questions, please feel reach out to Penny - psippe@bacardi.com

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Bitters, Books & Bostons Market
Sep.
17
10:30 am10:30

Bitters, Books & Bostons Market

Coming to Sydney Bar Week for the first time in 2019, the Bitters, Books & Bostons Market is where all our guests can try and buy a huge range of cocktail bitters, books, and bar equipment, as well as a big range of bar swag and merch from the country’s best bars, all under one roof. 

More details to follow soon. Watch this space.

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Nikka Whisky Masterclass
Sep.
17
11:00 am11:00

Nikka Whisky Masterclass

Presented by Hiroyasu Kayama from Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo

Japanese Whisky brand, Nikka are hosting an exclusive Masterclass presented by Nikka Global Business Development Manager Naoki Tomoyoshi and Hiroyasu Kayama from Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo.

Guests will be guided through a masterclass whereby Nikka whiskies will be carefully and consciously paired with different flavours intended to create quasi-cocktail-in-your-mouth, a process known as “kochuchomi” in Japan.

Email Nikka@KDPO.com.au to register your interest in attending this event.

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Jack Daniel’s ‘House of Whiskey’
Sep.
17
1:00 pm13:00

Jack Daniel’s ‘House of Whiskey’

Experience a taste of true southern hospitality featuring Jack Daniel’s family of whiskeys, southern food, great music and some surprise appearances from your favourite bartenders from around Australia. Guests will get to try the new Jack Daniel’s Rye in some new and different ways plus also get to smarten up for the Bar Awards with our ‘Gentleman’s Barber’.

RSVP info: jackdaniels.com/houseofwhiskey

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Bartending as an Art with Agung Prabowo presented by Monin
Sep.
17
3:00 pm15:00

Bartending as an Art with Agung Prabowo presented by Monin

MONIN, is proud to announce its partnership with Agung Prabowo, recently ranked #1 on 2019 list of the Asia’s Top 50 Bars for his famous HK Bar ‘The Old Man’. The “Bartending as an Art” series features world class bartenders. Agung hosts a 2-hour session and  will share his success, inspirational story and his love of modern bartending and the current global cocktail culture. During the masterclass, take the opportunity to learn more about his famous Ernest Hemingway inspired menu, modern bartending techniques as well as sampling some of the world-famous ‘The Old Man’ recipes. Most importantly, be inspired by Agung’s simple and authentic approach as a humble bartender refining his craft.

To register your interest please email jdavidson@stalex.com.au

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Frankie’s Pizza Bartender Karaoke
Sep.
17
to 18 Sep.

Frankie’s Pizza Bartender Karaoke

  • Frankie's Pizza By the Slice (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The most riotous, rollockin’ and rockin’ event of the year!

STEP UP, it’s your time to sink, swim or both. Who cares, it’s super fun and funny as Hell. Over 200 Hard Rock & Heavy Metal classics to pick from and a real live band at your disposal. Lyrics provided. You may not be remembered for your seasonal cocktail lists, but your rendition of Born To Be Wild at Bartender Karaoke 2019 will go down in history!

NO RSVP REQUIRED - JUST SHOW UP!

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The LAST Last Luau
Sep.
17
to 18 Sep.

The LAST Last Luau

For Summer 2018 a party of legend was held to see off our Tiki Popup with one Last Luau. Numerous shirts & pants were lost that fateful day and souls were tarnished in only the best possible way. Bar Week was where the idea for Last Luau began so it only seems fitting that it be where we celebrate just one Last time. Join us for florals and all things cheeky and very tiki. One Last, Last Luau.

Love,

LL xxx

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Berlin & Beyond
Sep.
17
to 18 Sep.

Berlin & Beyond

  • Sydney, NSW Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Housed in Sydney but born in Berlin; Jägermeister are partnering with their influential bartender network Hubertus Circle to deliver the essence of the worlds most iconic party city down under in Sydney. More information will follow closer to the time. Text "I'm in" to 0421 267 643 be part of something special. For now, not a word more shall be uttered.

RSVP - Text 0421 267 643 

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Planet Snag x Sydney Bar Week (Official Closing Party)
Sep.
18
12:00 pm12:00

Planet Snag x Sydney Bar Week (Official Closing Party)

A new format for our closing party. Come along and recover from the Bar Awards and help say goodbye to what was a monster Bar Week. Register online and wander down and enjoy a free sausage sizzle and a free cocktail (Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria or Red Snapper). Interstate guests can pop in before they fly back home or freshen up before the Whiskey Roadshow event kickstarts at 5.30pm to close out the week.

Gold coin donation will go to a selected charity.

Sponsored by 42 Below, Bombay Sapphire, Patron & Patio Beverages


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Whiskey Roadshow
Sep.
18
5:30 pm17:30

Whiskey Roadshow

Back for its third year, the Whiskey Roadshow presented by Australian Bartender magazine returns to day five of Sydney Bar Week. This year the event is moving the The Potts Point Hotel. More than a dozen of Australia’s best whisky distributors will be showcasing a number of brands on the night, marking it the perfect way to cap off a big week of bar culture.

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