The fab guys at Concrete Playground have an amazing page citing the best bars in Sydney. ‘There are a few of my bezzie faves on there! Specifically Bondi FM and Eau De Vie which I reviewed here.
Check it out: http://sydney.concreteplayground.com.au/bars/
Also, fab congratulations to Eau De Vie, it has been named the world’s Best New Cocktail Bar at international industry convention.
Eau-de-Vie was last night named as the World’s Best New Cocktail Bar at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. The awards are held annually in New Orleans, and are internationally recognised as the industry’s biggest and most influential awards worldwide.
The Darlinghurst small bar was amongst stiff competition, with only New York City venues as other nominees:
World’s Best New Cocktail Bar
● 1534, New York City, New York
● Dram, New York City, New York
● Eau de Vie, Sydney, Australia
● Painkiller, New York City, New York
Sven Almenning, owner of Eau de Vie said ‘It’s a huge honour to be recognised on a global level like this, and the team and I are overwhelmed with the response we’ve had to Eau-de-Vie. We set out to create a small cocktail bar where quality of drinks and service are king… I hope that we’re helping to drive trends on a global level rather than just following whatever’s happening in London and the U.S which have typically been seen as the leaders in our industry.’
In addition, all avid blog readers that are from Melbourne, the team is excited to announce that Eau-de-Vie Melbourne is opening soon. Come October, Eau-de-Vie will be venturing south with a new venue opening under the supervision of industry heavyweight Greg Sanderson. Having been in behind the bar for over 12 years and coming from Melbourne establishment Black Pearl and prior to that Mur Mur, Sanderson will take over the new venue in Melbourne CBD.
I plan to work my way round all of the bars in Sydney and will soon be creating a page on my blog that is specifically for bar and restaurant reviews. If you have any recommendations, drop me a note below 🙂