A 3 day long weekend for bartenders & drink nerds.

June 16th - 18th 2024 Brisbane.

We’re inviting bartenders and drinks professionals — whether you’re from Australia’s big cities, the regions, or from across the seas — to come and discover what’s making Brisbane the next big thing in drinks.

Three days of big ideas, exclusive tastings and launches — and big industry parties.

Get a taste of what’s in store below.

Get the full three day timetable

Whether it is parties, education, tastings or unique bar collaborations and takeovers, Bartenders' Weekender has got it all. With more than 30 events across three days, it's the bar and drinks festival you won't want to miss this year.

Get the full timetable here

The Better Bars
Summit Brisbane

11:00am - 3:00pm
Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th June
Elizabeth Picture Theatre, Brisbane City

20 speakers, 15 talks, and two days: The Better Bars Summit is Australia's most inspiring bar and drinks talks — get advice and tips to apply to your own drinks careers, whether it’s behind the bar, opening an industry business, or exploring new creative possibilities. Limited tickets available — get yours now.


On The Card!
Sunday 16 June

Night one of the Bartenders’ Weekender is Brisbane’s night to shine. You’ll see some of Brisbane’s finest in action behind their bars, and experience them as they really are — no guest shifts, no takeovers, the On The Card sessions sees sponsor brand ambassadors welcoming guests to town and shouting a few drinks.

Spirits Platform at Frog's Hollow Saloon
Moet-Hennessy at Savile Row
Starward at Antico
Elijah Craig at Alice
Fever-Tree at The Gresham
Never Never Distilling Co. at Dr Gimlette
Four Pillars at Maker
Jim Beam at Death & Taxes

Hungry? Hit The Alliance Hotel for recovery burgers, Bloody Marys, and Red Snappers

All through the Bartenders' Weekender, The Alliance Hotel has you sorted: get a Bacon & Egg recovery burger and either a Los Arcos Bloody Mary or a Widges Gin Red Snapper for $15. 320 Boundary St, Spring Hill.

Score a travel & education scholarship

Win one of five scholarships to score flights, accommodation for three nights, and $500 spending money to learn, connect and create in June in Brisbane. Applications are now closed.


Our official accommodation partner, Crystalbrook Vincent is located in the vibrant Howard Smith Wharves precinct: home to 12 bars and restaurants, and a lift ride away from Fortitude Valley, with easy access to the CBD via a 5 minute Uber ride or an easy 20 minute walk along the river boardwalk to Elizabeth Picture Theatre and the bars of the city. We’ve negotiated “mates’ rates” for attendees – simply pop the code BARTENDER in the promo code box for a 20% discount and flexible booking conditions.

Book now here

Takeovers & Bar Collabs

Have we reached peak guest shift yet? Maybe, but they can be a lot of fun when there's a two way exchange of ideas. That's why we're encouraging genuine collaboration between bars — create something memorable, that you can't find anywhere else, for one night only. Interested in getting involved? Let us know.

Get in touch.