The votes have been counted and we can now reveal which people, venues and brands are the finalists in the 2022 Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA).

After the voting closed last week, the votes have been counted to reveal the finalists in the on-premise categories. These finalists will now go to ALIA’s extensive panel of judges from all sectors of Australia’s liquor industry. Full details on the voting and judging process are available on the ALIA website.

After the judges’ votes are tallied the results will be audited by Quantaco, before the winners are revealed at the Australian liquor industry’s night of nights – ALIA. This year’s awards will take place on Wednesday, 19 October at Sydney’s Town Hall, and you can book your tickets here.

Congratulations to all the finalists, good luck with the final stage of voting and we look forward to seeing you on the night.

The 2022 Australian Liquor Industry Awards – On-Premise Finalists

New Venue or Concept

  • Continental Hotel, Sorrento, Vic
  • Harbord Hotel
  • Huntlee Tavern, Hunter Valley
  • Maylands Hotel, Adelaide
  • Odd Culture, Newtown
  • Salisbury Hotel, Salisbury, QLD
  • The Crown, Lutwyche, Brisbane
  • The Kingston, Richmond
  • The Prince, St Kilda
  • Victoria Park Hotel (The Park), Perth

Best New Bar

  • Caretaker’s Cottage, Melbourne
  • Dr Gimlette, Brisbane
  • Frank Mac’s, Sydney
  • Frog’s Hollow Saloon, Brisbane
  • Hanky Panky Lounge, Darwin
  • Hickson House, Sydney
  • Jolene’s, Sydney
  • Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters, Melbourne
  • Shell House Sky Bar, Sydney
  • Sky Bar Melbourne, Melbourne
  • The Still, Hobart
  • The Stolen Gem, Melbourne

Best Sports Venue

  • Brass Monkey Hotel, Perth
  • College Lawn Hotel, Melbourne
  • Golden Sheaf Hotel, Sydney
  • Imperial Hotel Bourke St, Melbourne
  • Park House Mona Vale, Sydney
  • Regatta Hotel, Brisbane
  • Silverlake Social, Melbourne
  • The Locker Room, Sydney
  • The Oaks Hotel, Sydney
  • The Sporting Globe Richmond, Melbourne

Best Gaming Venue

  • Ambarvale Hotel, Sydney
  • Bidwill Hotel, Sydney
  • Crossroads Hotel, Sydney
  • Eastwood Hotel, Sydney
  • Eatons Hill Hotel, Moreton Bay, Queensland
  • El Cortez Hotel, Sydney
  • Golden Sheaf Hotel, Sydney
  • Hotel Richlands, Brisbane
  • Rosstown Hotel, Melbourne
  • Wentworth Hotel, Sydney

Best Food Menu

  • Bopp & Tone, Sydney
  • Civic Pub, Canberra
  • Mimi’s, Coogee Pavilion
  • Naughtons Hotel, Melbourne
  • Odd Culture Newtown
  • Sandstone Point Hotel, Qld
  • Terminus Hotel North Fitzroy, Melbourne
  • The Old Fitz, Sydney
  • Verandah, Sydney
  • Watervale Hotel, South Australia

Best Live Music Venue

  • Corner Hotel, Melbourne
  • Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney
  • Hotel Esplanade, Melbourne
  • Howler, Melbourne
  • Marlborough Hotel, Sydney
  • Memphis Slim’s House of Blues, Adelaide
  • Sandstone Point Hotel, Queensland
  • Suzie Wong’s Good Time Bar, Brisbane
  • The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney
  • The Lord Gladstone, Sydney

Best Bar Manager

  • Brianna Aboud, Ramblin Rascals, Sydney
  • Tash Conte, Black Pearl, Melbourne
  • Daniella Darakis, The Gresham, Brisbane
  • Alissa Gabriel, Apollonia, Sydney
  • Luke Kelly, The Everleigh, Melbourne
  • Michael Keogh, Memphis Slim’s House of Blues, Adelaide
  • Sarah Mycock, Old Mate’s Place, Sydney
  • Andrew Pare, Three Wolves, Cairns
  • Matthew Portillo, Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane
  • Kayla Reid, Nick and Norah’s Melbourne
  • Johnny Sharman, Shady Pines Saloon, Sydney
  • Laura Veal, The Botanist, Sydney
  • Shirley Yeung, Foxtrot Union, Perth

Best Bar Team

  • 18th Amendment Bar, Geelong
  • Apollonia, Sydney
  • Black Pearl, Melbourne
  • Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane
  • Cantina OK!, Sydney
  • Caretaker’s Cottage, Melbourne
  • Door Knock, Sydney
  • Maybe Sammy, Sydney
  • Memphis Slims House Of Blues, Adelaide
  • Shady Pines Saloon, Sydney
  • The Barber Shop, Sydney
  • The Gresham, Brisbane

Best No-Low Alcohol Product

  • Better Beer Zero Carb, Zero Sugar
  • Brick Lane Sidewinder Hazy Pale
  • Gage Roads Yeah Buoy XPA
  • Giesen 0% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Gordon’s 0.0
  • Heaps Normal Quiet XPA
  • Heineken 0.0
  • Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
  • McGuigan Zero Sparkling
  • Naked Life Italian Spritz
  • Seedlip Grove
  • Sobah Pepperberry IPA

Best Mixer

  • Angostura Bitters
  • Capi
  • Coca-Cola
  • Crawley’s Syrup
  • East Imperial
  • Fever-Tree
  • Long Rays
  • Monin Syrups
  • Mr Consistent
  • Red Bull
  • Schweppes
  • The Artisan Drinks Company

Best On-Premise Spirit

  • Archie Rose Signature Gin
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Bundaberg UP
  • Fireball
  • Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
  • Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old
  • Hickson House Australian Dry Gin
  • Jack Daniel’s
  • Jose Cuervo
  • Monkey Shoulder
  • Never Never Triple Juniper Gin
  • Patrón Silver

Best Beer Venue

  • Bitter Phew, Sydney
  • Boilermaker House, Melbourne
  • Dutch Trading Co, Perth
  • Forest Lodge Hotel, Forest Lodge
  • Forrester’s Hotel, Surry Hills
  • Odd Culture, Newtown
  • Osbourne Hotel, Fortitude Valley
  • Royal Albert Hotel, Surry Hills
  • The Alehouse Project, Brunswick East
  • The Local Taphouse, St Kilda
  • The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, The Rocks
  • The Terminus, North Fitzroy

Best Wine List

  • Leigh Street Wine Room, Adelaide
  • Apoteca, Adelaide
  • Bar Liberty, Melbourne
  • Bartolo, Sydney
  • Dear Saint Eloise, Sydney
  • Dolphin Hotel, Sydney
  • Lucinda Wine Bar, Hobart
  • Maeve Wine, Brisbane
  • Petition Wine Merchant, Perth
  • The Lincoln, Melbourne
  • The Terminus, North Fitzroy
  • The Winery, Sydney

Best Cocktail List

  • Apollonia, Sydney
  • Black Pearl, Melbourne
  • Death and Taxes, Brisbane
  • Door Knock, Sydney
  • Eau De Vie, Melbourne
  • Maybe Mae, Adelaide
  • Maybe Sammy, Sydney
  • Mechanics Institute, Perth
  • Re, Sydney
  • Shady Pines, Sydney
  • The Botanist, Sydney
  • The Everleigh, Melbourne
  • The Gresham, Brisbane

Best Gin Bar

  • Covent Garden, Brisbane
  • Four Pillars Gin Laboratory, Sydney
  • Gin Palace, Melbourne
  • Hain’s & Co, Adelaide
  • Hickson House, Sydney
  • Memphis Slims House Of Blues, Adelaide
  • Moya’s, Sydney
  • The Barber Shop, Sydney
  • The Botanist, Sydney
  • The Everleigh, Melbourne
  • The Flour Factory, Perth
  • Union Electric, Melbourne

Best Rum Bar

  • 18th Amendment Bar, Ballarat
  • Burrow Bar, Sydney
  • Flamingos Tiki Bar, Cairns
  • Hains & Co, Adelaide
  • Highball Express, Canberra
  • Jacoby’s Tiki Bar, Sydney
  • Jungle Boy, Melbourne
  • Peg Leg Tavern, Sydney
  • Rude Boy, Hobart
  • Rum Diary, Melbourne
  • The Lobo, Sydney

Best Tequila Bar

  • Bar Patron, Sydney
  • Bodega Underground, Melbourne
  • Caballitos, Perth
  • Cantina Ok!, Sydney
  • Esteban, Sydney
  • Hot Tamale, Darwin
  • Los Bar, Brisbane
  • Mejico, Sydney
  • SoCal, Sydney
  • Taquito, Melbourne
  • Tio’s Cerveceria, Sydney

Best Whisky Bar

  • Baxter Inn, Sydney
  • Death and Taxes, Brisbane
  • Grain Bar, Sydney
  • Hippo Bar, Canberra
  • J&M, Sydney
  • Jolene’s, Sydney
  • The Doss House, Sydney
  • The Elysian Whisky Bar, Melbourne
  • The Gresham, Brisbane
  • The Still, Hobart
  • Varnish on King, Perth
  • Whisky & Alement, Melbourne

Best Brand Ambassador

  • Ross Blainey, Glenfiddich & The Balvenie
  • Trish Brew, Fever Tree
  • Shay Chamberlain, Never Never
  • Joseph Chisholm, Bacardi-Martini Australia
  • Hayley Dixon, Proximo Spirits
  • Martin Hudak, Mr Black
  • James Irvine, Four Pillars Gin
  • Alice Newport, Pernod-Ricard
  • Nip of Courage Team, Australian Craft Distilling Industry
  • Natalie Ng, Tilde
  • Jeremy Shipley, Lyre’s Spirit Co
  • Andy Tsai, Brown Forman


Bartender of the Year

  • Joyce Chang, Death and Taxes
  • Alicia Clarke, Double Deuce, Sydney
  • Oisin Conneely, Black Pearl
  • Leah Dunnigan, Baxter Inn, Sydney
  • Harrison Kenney, Cantina OK
  • Ana Mitchell, 18th Amendment Bar, Geelong
  • Sarah Proietti, Maybe Sammy
  • Grace Rawlins, Memphis Slims House Of Blues
  • Aiden Rodriquez, Eau de Vie, Melbourne
  • Jo Stass, Door Knock
  • Millie Tang, The Gresham
  • Alex Thorne, Apollonia

Publican of the Year

  • Tara Bonser, The Fiddler
  • Shaun Brown, Forrester’s Hotel
  • Graham Campion, Longueville Hotel
  • Toby Chick, Hotel Rose Bay
  • Jon de Fraga, The Kingston and Public House Richmond
  • Brad Harding, Sandstone Point Hotel
  • Kayla Seeney, Camden Valley Inn
  • David Thompson, Verandah Bar
  • Amanda Verratti, Royal Hotel Bondi
  • Rabih Yanni, Botanical Hotel

Bar of the Year

  • 18th Amendment, Geelong
  • Apollonia, Sydney
  • Black Pearl, Melbourne
  • Cantina OK!, Sydney
  • Death and Taxes, Brisbane
  • Maybe Sammy, Sydney
  • Mechanics Institute, Perth
  • Memphis Slim’s House of Blues, Adelaide
  • Nick and Nora’s, Melbourne
  • The Barber Shop, Sydney
  • The Doss House, Sydney
  • The Everleigh, Melbourne
  • Whisky & Alement, Melbourne

Hotel of the Year

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay
  • Camden Valley Inn
  • Coogee Pavilion
  • Forrester’s Hotel, Surry Hills
  • Golden Sheaf Hotel, Double Bay
  • Harbord Hotel
  • Hotel Esplanade, St Kilda
  • Marsden Brewhouse
  • Sandstone Point Hotel
  • The Prince Consort, Fortitude Valley
  • The Terminus Hotel, North Fitzroy
  • Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Bar Group Operator of the Year

  • Applejack Hospitality, Sydney
  • Barrelhouse Group, Sydney
  • Camorra Bar Group, Sydney
  • Dap & Co
  • Drunken Monkey Group, Brisbane
  • Gonzo Group, Adelaide
  • Made in the Shade, Melbourne
  • Maybe Group, Sydney
  • Sneakers & Jeans, Perth
  • Speakeasy Group, NSW & Vic
  • Swillhouse, Sydney
  • The Hospo Group, Cairns

Hotel Group Operator of the Year

  • Australian Venue Co
  • Comiskey Group
  • Harvest Hotels
  • Laundy Hotels
  • Lewis Land Group
  • Merivale
  • Momento Hospitality
  • Odd Culture Group
  • Redcape
  • Sand Hill Road
  • Solotel
  • The Sydney Collective

On-Premise Supplier of the Year

  • Bacardi-Martini Australia
  • Brown-Forman
  • Campari
  • Carlton & United Breweries, including CUB Premium Beverages
  • Coopers
  • Diageo
  • Lion
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Proximo
  • SouthTrade International
  • Spirits Platform
  • The Exchange
  • Vanguard Luxury Brands
  • William Grant & Sons

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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