New kids on the block SuGarfish took out the winning title at COVERED. Cocktail Bar Battles.

A closely fought, four-round competition held at venues on the Northern Beaches saw SuGarfish reign supreme mixologists.

Bar tenders and their crews turned out to cheer on cocktail makers as they worked their magic on the three challenge drinks – the best summer blended cocktail, best take on a Julep and the best Espresso Martini.

Gio, at Harbord Diggers, rocked to the disco beat as competitors and invitees donned their best Studio 54 disco outfit embracing the evening’s glitter ball theme.

There were just a few points between the top bars as they mixed up their alcoholic creations amid enthusiastic cheering from the crowd.

Once the points from all four rounds were tallied scores out of a possible 1440 were:

1st – SUGARFISH – 1143.88

2ND – HEMINGWAY’S - 1123.3

3RD – MANLY PAVILION - 1097.32

4TH- HAVANA BEACH - 1090.1

5TH – SUGAR LOUNGE - 1086.32

6TH – GIO - 1074.28

7TH –  THE HOLD - 1066.4


9TH –  DONNY’S BAR - 811.12

10TH – MANLY WINE - 741.62

A final battle for the best individual mixologist from the top three bars saw Kuba from SuGarfish, Tommy from Hemingway’s and Tommy from Manly Pavilion repeat their final bar position with Kuba taking out top spot, Hemingway’s second and Manly Pavilion third.

Time for a rest now…