Last night the Perth hospo industries night of nights, Barchella and the 2021 WA Bar Awards, took place in typically rawkus fashion at Magnet House, celebrating the WA hospo scene and the crew who tirelessly work within it.
The WA Bar Awards were established last year in an effort to be the “most fair, the most nonbiased [sic] and the most transparent industry awards judged by those in the ACTUAL industry!” with more than a hundred judges comprised of chefs, bartenders, managers, waiters and owners voting for who they think are the best in the biz around Perth across a number of categories.
And last night the award winners were announced to kick off proceedings at Barchella, with Si Paradiso taking out Best Venue over the likes of Foxtrot Unicorn and The Royal to take out best venue, while Long Chim’s Eoin kenny won Bartender Of The Year, and popular new Freo bar Nieuw Ruin taking out Best Venue.
Check out the full list below:
Best Venue: Si Paradiso
Best New Venue: Nieuw Ruin
Bartender Of The Year: Eoin Kenny (Long Chim)
Rookie Of The Year: Freddie Mundy (El Grotto)
Venue Manager Of The Year: Shirley Yeung (Foxtrot Unicorn)
Bar Manager Of The Year: Pippa Canavan (Nieuw Ruin)
Most Loved Bartender: Charlotte MacMaster (Mechanic’s Institute)
Most Innovative Venue: Republic Of Fremantle
Best Restaurant: Le Rebelle
Best Chef: Blaze Young (Nieuw Ruin)
Best Specialty Beer Venue: Besk
Best Pub: The Royal
Best Cocktail Bar: Foxtrot Unicorn
Best Nightclub: Connections
Best Wine Bar: Wines of While
Best Coffee: Modus Coffee
Best On Floor: Reid Gunter (Il Lido)
Best Mentor: James Connolly (ARK Group)
No. 1 Rep/Brand Ambassador: Brendan Scott Grey (CCA)
Cover photo: From Left – Blaze Young, Dimitri Rtshiladze, Maria Marter (Nieuw Ruin)