Speakeasy Group celebrates five Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Bar Award nominations


I am lucky enough to live in an amazing city and attend amazing events. The Speakeasy Group is no exception in terms of representing the amazing venues that I have attended over the past three and a half years. So it is with great please that I’m able to announce that the Speakeasy Group has been nominated in five categories in Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards, the biggest and most influential bar industry awards globally, including:


  • World’s Best Cocktail Bar – Eau de Vie Sydney
  • World’s Best Drink Selection – Eau de Vie Sydney
  • World’s Best Cocktail Menu – The Roosevelt
  • International Bartender of the Year – Max Greco, Eau de Vie Sydney
  • Best Bar Mentor – Sven Almenning (owner of Eau de Vie, Eau de Vie Melbourne and The Roosevelt)


Eau de Vie is by far and away one of the most stunning and atmospheric bars in Sydney, I have been a couple of times and would recommend it to anyone that is coming to Sydney. Previous reviews of the bars can be found here.

As for The Roosevelt, I have yet to frequent this venue; however I have heard amazing things – cocktails served on liquid nitrogen and served from treasure chests and trophies! I will be posting a review soon, so keep your eyes peeled!


To those of you who think New York and London are home to the world’s best bars will no longer have to stray as far from home with Sydney reaffirming its place on the map as a global leader in cocktail culture.


Sven Almenning, owner of The Speakeasy Group said “It’s incredible to once again be honoured and included in such esteemed company and fantastic to also see more Australian venues earn nominations in an increasingly competitive market.”


The Speakeasy Group has been recognised alongside some of the most well-known and respected bars across the globe. Each of the awards only features ten finalists per category, and the nominees are representatives from all over the world. For a full listing of awards and other nominees, check out the Tales of the Cocktail website here:


The winners will be announced in June at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.



Eau de Vie: 229 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

P: 02 9357 2470

W: www.eaudevie.com.au


EDV Melbourne: 1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne Vic 3000

P: 03 9663 0847

W: www.eaudevie.com.au


The Roosevelt: 32 Orwell St, Potts Point NSW 2011

P: 02 8096 1787

W: www.theroosevelt.com.au


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