Some of Sydney’s favourite pubs have been listed as nominees in the 2016 Time Out Sydney Pub Awards, with four venues receiving three nominations each.

Coinciding with the launch of the Time Out Sydney Pub Guide 2016, the awards will be presented at Beer DeLuxe in Darling Harbour on 6 June.

This year, 34 pubs have been named as nominees across the awards’ seven categories, while mystery winners for the Legend Award and the Pub of the Year Award – for which the nominees aren’t announced – will be revealed on the night.

Time Out CEO, Michael Rodrigues, said Sydney’s pubs have had a tumultuous year, with some performing better than others.

“Some publicans in the lockout zone have had a pretty tough year while others outside the zone have benefited,” he said. “We’re hopeful that the Callinan review leads to a more balanced legislative regime.”

In this year’s awards, four pubs received three nominations each: Botany View Hotel, the Forest Lodge Hotel, the Unicorn, and the Union Hotel, Newtown.

The full list of nominees can be seen below.

Best Pub Food

  • Botany View Hotel 
  • Four in Hand
  • Harpoon Harry
  • The Paddington
  • The Unicorn

Best Beer List

  • Bank Hotel
  • Botany View Hotel
  • The DOG Hotel
  • Dove and Olive
  • East Village Hotel, Balmain
  • Forest Lodge Hotel 
  • Keg and Brew
  • The Local Taphouse
  • Quarrymans Hotel
  • Union Hotel, Newtown

Pub Revival Award

  • Hotel Palisade
  • The Newport
  • Public House Petersham
  • The Unicorn
  • West Village

Good Times Award

  • The Bald Faced Stag
  • Courthouse Hotel, Newtown
  • Harpoon Harry
  • The Imperial
  • Lord Gladstone Hotel

Family­ Friendly Award

  • Balmain Hotel
  • The Henson
  • The Newport
  • Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
  • The Woolwich Pier Hotel

Publican of the Year

  • Robert Murphy, Botany View Hotel
  • Matthew Sen, Forest Lodge Hotel 
  • Luke Hiscox, Union Hotel, Newtown
  • Tom Harper, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
  • Josh Stewart, Bald Faced Stag
  • Chris Hughes, Balmain Hotel
  • Dean Bruce, Courthouse Hotel, Newtown
  • Yane Kostadinovski, The Local Taphouse
  • Marc Griffiths, Lord Raglan
  • Bruno Wickes, The Unicorn

People’s Choice

  • Australian Heritage Hotel
  • Dick's Hotel
  • Forest Lodge Hotel
  • The Henson
  • Kirribilli Hotel
  • The Shakespeare Hotel
  • The Welcome Hotel
  • Harts Pub
  • The Royal Albert
  • Union Hotel, Newtown


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