Time Out Melbourne Pub Awards

The third annual Time Out Melbourne Pub Awards were recently hosted at Beer Deluxe in Federation Square; a glorious occasion during Good Beer Week celebrating and recognising pubs around the city for their contribution towards Melbourne’s pub-loving culture.

Guests were treated to live music from Mighty Duke and the Lords, and delicious canapés from Beer DeLuxe. There were complimentary beers from the Yenda range, wine from the Gentleman’s Collection, and even some Bacardi Fuego cocktails. There was even some Hydrocol given out for those who were to celebrate (or commiserate) quite heavily into the evening, so they would be ready and fresh for the following day.

Time Out Melbourne Pub Awards 2016

The categories for the awards are quite diverse, and the results of the evening are as follows:

  • Best Beer List:  The Local Taphouse
  • Best Sports Pub: The Palace Hotel, South Melbourne
  • Best Live Music Pub: The Bendigo
  • Best Pub Food: Lamaro’s Bodega
  • People’s Choice: (Nominated and voted on by Time Out readers) The Grosvenor
  • Pub Revival Award: (Renovated, reinvented or re­energised) The Crafty Squire
  • Old School Pub Award: Railway Club Hotel
  • Legend Award: The Retreat, Brunswick
  • Publican of the Year: Kieran Yewdall and Michael Shaughnessy of The Catfish

And the ultimate award:

  • Pub of the Year: The Palace Hotel, South Melbourne

Time Out Melbourne Pub Awards 2016

A fantastic night with some fantastic results. It was great to see The Catfish, a favourite of mine, pick up an award and some deserved recognition.

– Corey
Corey M. Glamuzina is a Melbourne-based actor, writer, improvisor and comedian; with an avid involvement in the art of theatre and film, and a frequent barfly.

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Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Time Out Melbourne.
Photo credit: Amanda Summons.