Congratulations to all this year’s ALIA liquor awards on-premise finalists. From Hotel of the Year and Bar of the Year to Best New Bar, Best Sports Venue, Best Cocktail List, we can reveal the on-premise liquor finalists in full. 

To find out who wins on the night, secure your ticket or table to the ALIA awards night now.

New Venue or Concept

Ambarvale Hotel, Sydney

Felons Brewing Co, Brisbane

Portsea Hotel, Mornington Peninsula

Shoreline Hotel, Hobart

Sparkke at the Whitmore, Adelaide

State of Grace, Melbourne

The Collaroy, Sydney

The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne

The Governor Hotel, Sydney

The Marsden Hotel and Brewhouse, Sydney

Verandah Bar, Sydney

Best New Bar

Alba Bar & Deli, Brisbane

Cry Baby, Adelaide

Death & Taxes, Brisbane

Double Deuce, Sydney

Little Felix, Sydney

Maybe Sammy, Sydney

Mjølner, Melbourne

Old Mate’s Place, Sydney

Proof BBQ and Booze, Brisbane

Union Electric, Melbourne

Best Sports Venue

Bella Vista Hotel, Sydney

Brass Monkey Hotel, Perth

Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney

Fat Angel, Brisbane

Great Northern Hotel, Melbourne

Hunters Hill Hotel, Sydney

Kicks, Melbourne

The Dock, Canberra

The Light Brigade, Sydney

The Sheaf, Sydney

Vic on the Park, Sydney

Best Gaming Venue

Ambarvale Hotel, Sydney

Brunswick Hotel, Brisbane

El Cortez Hotel, Sydney

Hyde Park Hotel, Perth

Jubilee Tavern, Whitsunday region

Pineapple Hotel, Brisbane

Strawberry Hills Hotel, Sydney

The Landmark @ Gateway, Darwin

The Tennyson Hotel, Sydney

Zagame’s Golden Point Club Hotel, Melbourne

Best Food Menu

Barangaroo House, Sydney

Crafers Hotel, Adelaide

Glebe Hotel, Sydney

Lamaro’s Hotel, Melbourne

MPD Steak Kitchen, Zagame’s Berwick Hotel, Melbourne

The Duxton, Canberra

The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne

The Prince, Sydney

Totti’s, The Royal Hotel, Sydney

Town Hall Hotel Fitzroy, Melbourne

Best Live Music Venue

Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane

Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney

Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane

Frankies, Sydney

Mary’s Underground, Sydney

Rosemount Hotel, Perth

The Bird, Perth

The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne

The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney

Vic on the Park, Sydney

Best Bar Manager

Alex Brown, Union Electric, Melbourne

Alexandra Dahlenburg, Mjølner, Sydney

Brendon Osmers, Walter’s Steakhouse & Bar, Brisbane

Dean Buchanan, Long Chim, Perth

Evan Stroeve, Bulletin Place, Sydney

Jamie Fleming, Alba Bar & Deli, Brisbane

Ryan Lane, Proof BBQ & Booze, Brisbane

Shay Chamberlain, The Black Pearl, Melbourne

Stephanie Haile, The Royal, Sydney

Steve Davis, Opera Bar, Sydney

Best Bar Team

Baxter Inn, Sydney

Black Pearl, Melbourne

Bulletin Place, Sydney

Door Knock, Sydney

Hains & Co, Adelaide

Palmer & Co, Sydney

Ramblin’ Rascal, Sydney

The Everleigh, Melbourne

The Gresham, Brisbane

Tiny’s, Perth

Union Electric, Melbourne

Best Draught Product

Asahi Super Dry

Balter XPA

Brooklyn Lager

Colonial Draught


Great Northern

Kahlua Espresso Martini

Riot Wine Co Rosé

Stone and Wood Pacific Ale

Young Henry’s Newtowner

Best On-Premise Spirit


Archie Rose Signature Gin

Bombay Sapphire

Buffalo Trace




Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin


Jack Daniel’s

Johnnie Walker

Makers Mark

Best Mixer

Angostura Bitters

Capi Dry Ginger

Capi Tonic

Coca Cola

Fentimans Tonic

Fever-Tree Indian Tonic

Fever-Tree Mediterranean

PS Soda

Red Bull

Schweppes Tonic

Strange Love Tonic No 8

Best Beer Venue

Bitter Phew, Sydney

Boilermaker House, Melbourne

Brewski, Brisbane

Carwyn Cellars, Melbourne

Frankie’s, Sydney

Mr West, Melbourne

Petition Beer Corner, Perth

Proof BBQ & Booze, Brisbane

Royal Albert, Sydney

Uncle Hops, Sydney

Best Wine List

Alba Bar & Deli, Brisbane

Bar Liberty, Melbourne

Bistecca, Sydney

Bomba Bar & Tapas, Melbourne

Charred Kitchen and Bar, Orange

Crafer’s Hotel, Adelaide

Door Knock, Sydney

Tiny’s, Perth

Walter’s Steakhouse & Bar, Brisbane

Wild Flower, Perth

Best Cocktail List

Above Board, Melbourne

Black Pearl, Melbourne

Bulletin Place, Sydney

Charlie Parker’s, Sydney

Death and Taxes, Brisbane

Door Knock, Sydney

Maybe Sammy, Sydney

Mjølner, Sydney

PS40, Sydney

The 18th Amendement, Geelong

The Gresham, Brisbane

Union Electric, Melbourne

Bartender of the Year

Alex Boon, Mjølner, Melbourne

Alexander Brown, Union Electric, Melbourne

Alissa Gabriel, Mjølner, Sydney NSW

Andrea Gualdi, Maybe Sammy, Sydney

Brendon Osmers, Walters Steakhouse & Bar, Brisbane

Cedric Mendoza, Grain Bar, Sydney

Jenna Hemsworth, Hubert, Sydney

Millie Tang, The Gresham, Brisbane

Paige Aubort, Bulletin Place, Sydney

Rohan Massie, Rude Boy, Hobart

Sarah Jone, Boilermaker House, Melbourne

Sarah Mycock, PS40 Sydney

Publican of the Year

Alysha Darcy, Melbourne Public, Melbourne

Amanda Verratti, Bank Hotel, Newtown

Cameron Hann, Vic on the Park, Sydney

Elke van Haandel, Beach Hotel, Byron Bay

Ian Ling, The Lincoln, Melbourne

Jason Hirt, The Osbourne, Brisbane

Jordan Ashelford, Hotel Carrington, Brisbane

Kazuko Nelson, Hero of Waterloo, Sydney

Nick Gregorski, Port Office Hotel, Brisbane

Paddy Walshe, Hunters Hill Hotel, Sydney

Bar of the Year

Black Pearl, Melbourne

Bulletin Place, Sydney

Death & Taxes, Brisbane

Door Knock, Sydney

Hats and Tatts, Melbourne

Maybe Sammy, Sydney

Mjølner, Sydney

Proof BBQ & Booze, Brisbane

The Baxter Inn, Sydney

The Everleigh, Melbourne

The Gresham, Brisbane

Union Electric, Melbourne

Hotel of the Year

Barangaroo House, Sydney, NSW

Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD

Coogee Pavilion, Sydney, NSW

Crafers Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Duke of Clarence, Sydney, NSW

Marsden Hotel and Brewhouse, Sydney, NSW

Portsea Hotel, Mornington Peninsula, Vic

The Duxton, Canberra, ACT

The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne, Vic

The Osbourne Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Bar Group Operator of the Year

Applejack Hospitality

Barrelhouse Group

Dap & Co

House of Pocket

Icebank Hospitality

Made in the Shade


Sneakers & Jeans

Speakeasy Group

Swillhouse Group

Pub Group Operator of the Year

ARK Group

C!NC Group

Comiskey Group

Feros Group

Hunt Hospitality

Hurley Hotel Group


Osbourne/Glen Hotels

Sand Hill Road


Sydney Collective

Zagame Corporation

On-Premise Supplier of the Year

Asahi Premium Beverages

Bacardi Martini Australia


Carlton & United Breweries



Pernod Ricard


Spirits Platform

SouthTrade International

The Exchange

Vanguard Luxury Brands

William Grant & Sons