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.

The Better Bars
Summit Brisbane

11:30am - 3:00pm
Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th June
Elizabeth Picture Theatre, Brisbane City

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. Earlybird tickets now available.

Get tickets.

On The Card!
Sunday 16 June

Night one of the Bartenders’ Weekend 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.

Here's who's in so far:
Spirits Platform at Frog's Hollow Saloon
Moet-Hennessy at Savile Row
Starward at Antico

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 open now.

Apply now.

Interstate & International
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.

Timetable

With more events to be announced, and details to follow, there's loads of reasons to hit the Bartenders' Weekender in Brisbane.

Get a look at what's already lined up below.

Day One.
Sunday 16 June


12.00pm - 2.00pm
Fever-Tree Bartenders’ Brunch

1.30pm - 3.30pm
The Blend Presents: Jim Beam Mentor "Speed Dating"
RSVP here.

2.00pm - 4.00pm
Proof & Company Rum Event

3.00pm - 6.00pm
The Unexpected Cartron Tour Cocktail Competition

4.00pm - 6.00pm
Burdekin Rum Event

6.00pm - 9.00pm
On The Card! BA Shout Sessions
Spirits Platform at Frog's Hollow Saloon (7pm-8pm)
Starward at Antico (6pm-9pm)
Moet-Hennessy at Savile Row (6pm-9pm)


Day Two.
Monday 17 June

11.30am - 3.00pm
The Better Bars Summit Day One
Elizabeth Picture Theatre
Brisbane City

2.00pm - 4.00pm
Teremana Tequila Pre-Launch Educational

3.00pm - 5.00pm
Four Pillars Event

3.00pm - 5.00pm
Act of Treason Australian Agave Showcase

4.00pm - 6.00pm
Starward Event

5.00pm - 8.00pm
The Boothby Best Bars QLD Awards Party
Alice, Brisbane City

7.00pm - 10.00pm
Bar Collabs & Takeovers
multiple venues across Brisbane

9.00pm - 12.00am
Moet Hennessy Party



Day Three.
Tuesday 18 June

11.30am - 3.00pm
The Better Bars Summit Day Two
Elizabeth Picture Theatre
Brisbane City

2.00pm - 4.00pm
300 Years of Remy Martin Experience

3.00pm - 5.00pm
Proof & Company Agave Event

4.00pm - 6.00pm
Saint Felix & StrangeLove Event

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Moister than an Oyster
Martinis, Snacks & Shellies with Never Never Distilling Co.

7.00pm - 10.00pm
Bar Collabs & Takeovers
multiple venues across Brisbane

7.00pm - 10.00pm
Mix Haus All Star Female Bar Takeover (venue TBC)

9.00pm - 12.00am
Jagermeister Party

The 86 Club Party (venue TBC)