Yours or Mine named best regional bar

Raising the bar: Yours or Mine head chef Leo Nakamura and venue manager Dennis Rutten toast their success. Photo: Emily Sharp.
Raising the bar: Yours or Mine head chef Leo Nakamura and venue manager Dennis Rutten toast their success. Photo: Emily Sharp.

With a cosy vibe, unique cocktails and a delicious South American menu, Yours or Mine was crowned the best regional bar earlier this week in the 2019 Small Bar Awards.

Presented by the Small Bar Association of WA, the awards celebrate excellence in WA's small bar industry.

The well-loved bar was up against Lost Bills and Margaret River's Morries and Yonder Bar.

Venue manager Dennis Rutten said they had been really excited when their name was called.

"We try to do something different with the cocktails, the food - we don't see anywhere else in Bunbury doing what we do," he said.

"We have two Brazilian chefs which brings an authentic flavour to it as well."

Mr Rutten attributed the bars success to the support of their regular and loyal customers as well as the hard work put in each week.

"A lot of people feel comfortable here, we try to interact with our customers," he said.

Small Bar Association of WA president Wesley Eate said they had been thrilled to see the regional vote expand so exponentially.

"A tight race all the way through, Yours or Mine came out on top with 34 per cent of the public vote, a direct testament to their solid campaign and of course their outstanding offering," he said.

Yours or Mine are also getting ready to move to a new location, yet to be announced with the last day in the Victoria Street premises July 6.

Mr Rutten said they were looking forward to creating the same vibe and quality at the new location with a bigger bar and more options.