We’re pleased to reveal that the highly anticipated Fancy Free team will be touring Australian shores in 2019 for the next instalment of The Blends of the World, by Beam Suntory.
“We came in, we broke ground, and 74 days later our doors were open,” says co-owner and bartender Steve Schneider. “That’s unheard of — and we came in under budget.”
“After 11 fantastic years it’s time to put my feet up,” says Melbourne bar owner Lisa Kelly. “18o6 is on the lookout for a new owner.”
Expect to sample whiskies from throughout the world when Bancho Bar, the new Chinatown cocktail bar from the team behind Tokyo Bird, opens in November.
Could we be entering an age of the hyphenate bar? Take PS40, for instance: it’s a soda factory-bar; Archie Rose in Sydney is a distillery-bar; and so too is this new venture, Brix Distillers.