It’s Negroni Week! *clink*


The Negroni is a superior cocktail; it's simple yet sophisticated and always delicious. So it’s only fitting that the classic cocktail has its very own celebratory week – drinks this good deserve more than one night.

Now, it wasn’t a wise cocktail-sipping god who designated June 6-12 Negroni Week; it was launched in 2013 by Campari and Imbibe magazine to raise money for charitable causes around the world.

Here’s how it works: you buy a Negroni at a participating bar, restaurant or retailer and they donate $1 to a worthy cause. You know what this means, right? You’re doing the world good by shouting yourself, or your lucky friends, a Negroni cocktail.

Wondering what exactly a Negroni is? Take note: it’s one part gin, one part Campari and one part vermouth, served with a twist of orange peel. The taste is tart, citrusy, dry and slightly bitter.

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Initially, about 100 bars and restaurants took part in Negroni Week. This year, there are more than 6000 participating venues. Australia has some excellent spots to sample the delightful Negroni – here are our top picks.


Fei Jai Next Door, Potts Point is donating to Australian Childhood Foundation

The Hazy Rose, Darlinghurst is donating to the Black Dog Institute

Besser Italian, Surry Hills is donating to Brekky Van Sydney

The Hive Bar, Erskineville is donating to Cystic Fibrosis NSW

Earl’s Juke Joint, Newtown is donating to White Ribbon Australia


The Dock, Kingston is donating to Lifeline

Lucky’s Speakeasy, Canberra CBD is donating to Menslink

Little Brooklyn, Kingston, is donating to OzHarvest

Parlour, New Acton, is donating to OzHarvest

Treehouse Bar, Canberra CBD is donating to Beyond Blue

Joe’s Bar, Griffith, is donating to the Early Morning Centre, Canberra City Uniting Church


Emilia, Melbourne CBD is donating to Safe Steps

Anada, Fitzroy is donating to Sacred Heart Mission

Bar Nonno, Northcote is donating to Fight Cancer Foundation

Penny Black, Brunswick is donating to Autism Spectrum

Vaporetto Venetian Bar and Eatery, Hawthorn is donating to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation


The Spaniard, Perth CBD is donating to the Leukaemia Foundation

The Globe, Perth CBD is donating to the Telethon Kids Institute

Mechanics Institute, Northbridge is donating to Leading Youth Forward

Frisk Small Bar, Northbridge is donating to Alzheimer’s Australia National

Late Night Valentine, Highgate is donating to Beyond Blue Australia


Lotus Lounge, Adelaide CBD is donating to the Hutt Street Centre

Chihuahua Bar, Adelaide CBDis donating to the Cancer Council

The Maid, Stepney is donating to OzHarvest

Antica Pizzeria e Cucina, Hyde Park is donating to St Vincent de Paul Society

Udaberri, Adelaide CBD is donating to the Hutt Street Centre


Star Bar Café & Hotel, Launceston is donating to Whitelion

Alchemy Restaurant & Bar, Launceston is donating to Beyond Blue Australia


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