Raise A Well-Deserved Glass To New & Old Mates W/ A Shout From Jim Beam

We all know that when you get into a pickle, it’s generally your mates who you can rely on. Whether it’s someone you’ve known for yonks or if you met them this morning when they gave up their seat on the packed bus (true champions, honestly), they’ve got your back.

And Jim Beam has got theirs. This Friday is Mate of A Mate’s Day and Jim Beam is keen to shout out all the good mates (and mates-to-be) with a shout of their own. It’s more than just your best pals – it’s the people who make the little differences that have big impacts.

Consider for a moment, that welcome nod from the bloke in the hotted up car as you cross the road. The one colleague who elbows you when you’re dozing off in a boring meeting. The guy next door who always waters your plants so they don’t die (noted plant-killers, raise your hands). Where is their thanks? Where are their accolades?

Folks, their time has come. Jim Beam is slinging everyone a drink from 4pm* on the 14th of December, in venues all across AustraliaBecause good whiskey and treating people right are two of the most important things in this life, TBH.

Yep, it’s their shout, and all you’ve gotta do is RSVP and honour the message of mateship by sipping your bev with a friend – or maybe even by making a new one on the day. Either way – I’m not your boss, you do you pal.

These mates, both old and new, deserve the recognition and it’s high time they got it – and if that means you all get a drink to cheers with on the house, the more’s the better.

Obviously you don’t want to show up at a bar that isn’t slinging the bevs (coz you’re clearly obliged to pay for a round then), so here are all the joints around Oz that’ll have you whiskeyed up with your pals*:

New South Wales

Royal Oak, Double Bay (from 5.30pm)

Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith (from 5pm)

Red Cow, Penrith (from 4pm)

Overlander Hotel, Penrith, (from 4pm)

O’Donoghues Hotel, Penrith (from 6.15pm)

The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks (from 4pm)

Surly’s, Surry Hills (from 4pm)

White Horse, Surry Hills (from 5.15pm)

The Foresters, Surry Hills (from 4pm)

Strawberry Hills Hotel, Surry Hills (from 6.15pm)

The Colonial Hotel, Werrington (from 5.30pm)


The Metro, Bendigo (from 4pm) 

Network Bar, Docklands (from 5.30pm)

The Inn, Geelong (from 5.30pm) 

Irish Murphies, Geelong (from 4pm)

Seamus O’Toole, Knox (from 4pm) 

Duke of Wellington, Melbourne CBD (from 6.15pm)

European Bier Café, Melbourne CBD (from 4pm) 

Mail Exchange, Melbourne CBD (from 4pm) 

Aussie Hotel, Shepparton (from 4pm) 

The Saint, St Kilda (from 4pm)


Victory Hotel, Brisbane City (from 6.15pm)

Envy, Broadbeach (from 6pm

Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta (from 4pm)

The Glen, Eight Mile Plains (from 4pm)

Jubilee Hotel, Fortitude Valley (from 4pm)

Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton (from 5pm)

Pineapple Hotel, Kangaroo Point (from 5.15pm)

Southport Sharks, Southport (from 4pm)

The Avenue, Surfers Paradise (from 5.30pm)

Belvedere Hotel, Woody Point (from 6.15pm)


Customer House, Hobart (from 4pm)

South Australia

The Strathmore, Adelaide (from 4pm)

Northern Territory

The Beachfront, Rapid Creek (from 4pm) 

Western Australia

The Aviary, Perth (from 4pm)

So there you have it, folks. Grab your mate and drag ’em on out to celebrate your friendship in the most Aussie of ways. Can’t find one? Make a new one – you never know, the bloke who works next door to your office might have 10/10 banter.

*See venue for exact shout time and full terms and conditions. Whilst drinks last. Must be 18+. Drink Smart.