This Australian bar has just won the best new cocktail bar in the world

This newly opened Italian cocktail bar has taken out the title in the global competition.

Since recently opening just seven months ago, Maybe Sammy has added a new sense of style and sophistication to The Rocks area in Sydney. The bar is beautifully renovated, honouring the golden era of the very chic '50s Vegas bar in a modern setting.

The long, emerald green bar with a marble top is the perfect spot for post-work drinks or an afternoon spritz, alongside a few plates from their delicious Italian bar menu. 

And while this cocktail bar has made its mark on the Sydney bar scene - it's not all its famous for.

The bar was recently crowned Best International New Cocktail Bar at the 13th Annual Spirited Awards held in New Orleans - up against high competition in London and Rome.


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Co-owners, Stefano Catino and Vince Lombardo opened Maybe Sammy as a yonger sibling to their thriving Italian restaurants, Maybe Frank. 

While the authentic Italian menu and chic, old-world decor of the restaurants generate a social buzz - it's the attention to the wide range of cocktails that's always been a focus, thanks to the group's creative director - Andrea Gauldi who dons the title of the Australian Bartender Of The Year in 2017.

To earn the gold title at the Annual Spirited Awards, the bar must produce a considerable impact on the local cocktail culture, as well as provide exceptional service, decor, creativity and execution of drinks.

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