I love cocktails – the drinks, the experience, the Tom Cruise movie, I’m here for it all. I wasn’t aware, however, every year ‘Diageo World Class’ the international bartending competition lists our top 100 bartenders and where they work so you can independently fact-check their data. This is amazing news for the bartenders, the bars, and all of us who love a cheeky Old Fashioned.

The Diageo World Class Australian Bartender of the Year for 2022 will be crowned in July before representing us at the Global Final being held in Sydney (for the first time) later in the year.

Here’s the list of the top NSW creative cocktail makers and where they weave their magic! The full national list can be viewed here.

Alex Gondzioulis, The Rover
Behzad Vaziri, The Star
Elisa Rodgrigues, Paloma Wine Bar
Hunter Gregory, Maybe Sammy
Matthew Dale, Re
Ryan Bickley, Cantina OK
Siôn Roberts, Re
Storm Evans, Cantina OK
Sanghyun Park, Will’s
Wen Wang, Maybe Sammy
Albert Rust, Eileen’s Bar – Four Pillars
Andrew McCorquodale, Charlie Parker’s
Beaux Donelan, Charlie Parker’s
Ashley Miller, Blue Kahunas
Ben Hardy, Bar Planet
Brianna Aboud, Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern
Chloe Natterer, The Lobo
Claudio Bedini, Sammy Junior
Daniel Hilton, The Lobo
Eduardo Conde, NO 92 GPR
Dominic Causley-Todd, Dead Ringer
Emma Bernardi, Bar Planet
Eoin Kenny, Long Chim
Hamish Mitchell, Charlie Parker’s
Harrison Kenney, Bar Planet
Helen Yu, The Lobo
James Russell, Apollonia
Jenna Hemsworth, The Gidley
Koby Harris, Dean and Nancy on 22
Krisztian Csigo, Dean and Nancy on 22
Sara Rinaldo, Dean and Nancy on 22
Sarah Proietti, Maybe Sammy
Judith Zhu, KittyHawk
Kalisha Glover, Apollonia
Kat Scibiorski, Long Chim
Kate Gale-Re, The Gidley
Michal Wowak, The Gidley
Kiaran Bryant, Earl’s Juke Joint
Liam Gavin, Door Knock
Marco Rosati, Grain Bar
Samuel McWilliams, The Lobo
Thomas Opie, Births and Deaths

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