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, Unico Zelo wines & Beam Suntory

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! (Expect some Bacardi daiquiris served in a manner that you might have never seen before!)

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

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42BELOW Party for the Planet
Sep.
14
7:00 pm19:00

42BELOW Party for the Planet

42BELOW is joining forces with Australia’s award winning bars on the precipice of sustainability ‘God-status’ to bring you a takeover that will have you drinking for a good cause – our planet.

If it sounds like we are being elusive, it’s because we are. More details to come but you’d basically be a d*ck if you missed this.

RSVP info:  Free for the hospitality industry. RSVP & location details to come soon…

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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

As the official Wellness partner, St~Germain will be launching ‘La Maison Wellness’, the Bar Week home of balance for your mind, body and soul, as the perfect start to your day.

St~Germain’s philosophy ‘Drink Well, Live Well’ will come to life through daily yoga and mindfulness practice and conversations around what balance and self-care means to those with dedicated careers in the hospitality industry.

RSVP info:  Free for the hospitality industry. RSVP required

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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. Nominations are open now and closes on Friday 7 June 2019 at midnight AEST.

We’re asking you, the Australian bar industry, to nominate the one person whom you think is the most influential in the industry. We are looking for 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.

Once the nomination process has closed, the team at Australian Bartender will evaluate each nomination and decide upon the Most Influential Top 100, 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.

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

Magnums & Movies

Head to Restaurant Hubert for a decadent night of drinking and movie watching in their purpose-built theatre. Movie & vino selection to follow soon but we have heard rumblings about bringing out an 80s classic… a refresher on Coughlin’s Law, anyone? Stay tuned…

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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. The format is unique and entertaining. Come along and see your friends compete in this unique format while supporting a local Sydney cause, and enjoy drinks provided by our sponsors.

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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

As the official Wellness partner, St~Germain will be launching ‘La Maison Wellness’, the Bar Week home of balance for your mind, body and soul, as the perfect start to your day.

St~Germain’s philosophy ‘Drink Well, Live Well’ will come to life through daily yoga and mindfulness practice and conversations around what balance and self-care means to those with dedicated careers in the hospitality industry.

RSVP info:  Free for the hospitality industry. RSVP required

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Bartender of the Year sponsored by BACARDÍ & De Kuyper (Round 1 & Round 2)
Sep.
16
10:30 am10:30

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 — and register online before May 31. To find out more and sample some practice exams click here.

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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.

Location and RSVP details to follow shortly.

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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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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.

RSVP & Location details coming soon.

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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: INVITE ONLY

If you have competed with us, please register your interest hayley.morison@beamsuntory.com

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The House of William Grant
Sep.
16
9:00 pm21:00

The House of William Grant

And you thought last year’s House of William Grant party was BIG? Explore the future of William Grant and Sons through this always epic event.  Join the family of Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick’s, Sailor Jerry and Monkey Shoulder all coming to life under one BIG roof in even BIGGER ways than ever before. Did we mention it’s going to be BIG?

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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

As the official Wellness partner, St~Germain will be launching ‘La Maison Wellness’, the Bar Week home of balance for your mind, body and soul, as the perfect start to your day.

St~Germain’s philosophy ‘Drink Well, Live Well’ will come to life through daily yoga and mindfulness practice and conversations around what balance and self-care means to those with dedicated careers in the hospitality industry.

RSVP info:  Free for the hospitality industry. RSVP required

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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.

Limited seats available, RSVP details to be published shortly.

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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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Jagermeister Event
Sep.
17
to 18 Sep.

Jagermeister Event

Jagermeister’s Bar Week parties are becoming the stuff of legend… last year there were snakes and more has been promised for their 2019 event which follows hot on the heels of the Bar Awards.

Stay tuned for location, theme and how to get your tix.

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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 at The Clock 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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