On Friday evening we announced the winners of the 2019 OutInCanberra People’s Choice Awards at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards. Today, we let locals in on all the sub-category winners. We were so pleased to see KYO, one of our go-to coffee spots receive accolades for Favourite Cafe for Coffee & Favourite Local Coffee Product. While the HIT104.7 Skyfire 2019 won the overall prize for Favourite Event & Attraction, the sparkling event was also voted as Favourite Large Event & Favourite Family Friendly Event. Our new Local Product put a spotlight on Canberra’s Favourite wine which according to votes is Clonakilla, and when it came to craft beer, BentSpoke Brewing Co ended in the lead. Monster Kitchen & Bar underwent a change in direction, taking a risky move to a French and Japanese menu earlier this year, and it paid off for the stylish venue who was recognised as Best Hotel Restaurant. Take a look at more winners below:

Favourite Restaurant  – WINNER AKIBA

  • Favourite Vegetarian Restaurant – Au Lac
  • Favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant – Ottoman Cuisine
  • Favourite European Restaurant – Agostini’s
  • Favourite Asian Restaurant – Lolo and Lola
  • Favourite Modern Australian – EightySix
  • Favourite Restaurant with Best Service – Fenway Public House
  • Favourite Pub- The George Harcourt Inn
  • Favourite Hotel Restaurant- Monster Kitchen and Bar
  • Favourite Casual Restaurant- Grease Monkey
  • Favourite Fine Dining – RAKU

Favourite Cafe – WINNER BREW & BREW

  • Favourite Cafe for Coffee – KYO Coffee Project
  • Favourite Cafe for Lunch – Brodburger
  • Favourite Cafe for Breakfast or Brunch- Common Grounds Gowrie

Favourite Nightlife Venue – WINNER KOKOMO’S

  • Favourite Dance Floor – 88mph
  • Favourite Drinks List – Molly


  • Favourite Live Music – Spilt Milk Festival
  • Favourite Family Friendly – National Zoo and Aquarium

Favourite Event & Attraction – WINNER HIT104.7 SKYFIRE 2019

  • Favourite Small Festival or Event – The Forage
  • Favourite Large Festival or Event – Hit104.7 Skyfire 2019
  • Favourite Market – Capital Region Farmers Market
  • Favourite Family Event – Hit104.7 Skyfire 2019


  • Favourite Local Coffee – KYO Coffee Project
  • Favourite Local Truffle – The Truffle Farm
  • Favourite Local Beer – BentSpoke Brewing Co.
  • Favourite Local Spirit- The Canberra Distillery
  • Favourite Local Wine – Clonakilla
  • Favourite Local Smoked Meat – Pialligo Estate Smokehouse