Month: May 2009

door 74, Amsterdam

Bartender magazine ‘Internationalist’ contributor, Philip Duff, is not just a man of many witty words…

Tales of the Cocktail

July 8 – July 12, 2009 New Orleans, Louisiana is the annual host to the…

Das Zimmer, Hobart

Located in the heart of Hobart, Das Zimmer provides a full food menu and extensive wine list until 3am (Russian lobster and white asparagus is a refreshing change from a doner kebab at 2am). Das Zimmer is situated in a quirky loft space that’s divided into private booths – each with their own luxurious lounges and the option of shutting out the rest of the world with your own velvet drapes.

London Update… Would I Lie to You?

So the UK’s a great place to be at the moment. We have swine flu running rampant, as a nation we are more in debt than we were at the end of the Second World War, and unemployment has just hit 2.2 million.

OPERATOR FOCUS: Taj Hospitality

Interview by Simon McGoram Photography courtesy of venue “You are your own greatest competition, create…

Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney

Following the huge success of Rockpool Bar & Grill in Melbourne, Neil Perry has brought his steakhouse concept to Sydney and the initial reviews have been nothing short of rave. Along with the impressive dining room (and the country’s most extensive wine list featuring over 3,800 wines) there is also a traditional steakhouse bar (think NYC style) located adjacent to the main dining room with a capacity for 45 drinkers.


Temperance Hotel, Melbourne

This curiously named pub housed in the old ‘Frostbites’ on Chapel Street has been completely overhauled into a contemporary bar and lounge in the heart of Melbourne’s busy shopping and entertainment district. While its name might suggest this as a place for teetotallers, General Manager, Peter Little, assures us that this pub is well-stocked with booze, saying : “We offer a diverse selection of fine wine and imported beers in a comfortable and contemporary environment that is made even more enjoyable by our knowledgeable and friendly staff.”

Beck’s Bartender Lockins

Beck’s Bier, the number one German brew in the world, has been making a real push in the music biz in recent months. And they have furthered their ties with the ubercool industry by hosting a series of exclusive ‘Lockin’ parties for staff from some of the hottest bars and clubs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brissie.