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Helvetica, Perth, WA
BAR OF THE YEAR
The Crosstown Eating House, Brisbane, Qld
The Crosstown is tough to pigeonhole. The owners call it a boutique gastropub but the name itself directs focus back on to what’s at the end of your fork. This much is clear – owners Matt and Benn Christensen and Matthew Howland have blended all that’s good about going out to refuel and relax into something simply cool and different.

Eau de Vie, Sydney, NSW
Is Eau de Vie a bar, or is it a perfect storm of bartending talent? It’s a place where the conversation is as good as the drinks, and the drinks are as good as it gets.

Helvetica, Perth, WA (pictured)
Squirrelled away in a microscopic back-alley behind a street-smart graffiti facade, Helvetica could so easily fall victim to its own coolness. But the eclectic crowd puts paid to any notions of elitism, just as the personable service and the whisky list, probably Australia’s biggest, bring the assurance of substance.

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