Month: October 2011

Sam Ross heading up New York venture

There’s a shake-up in New York’s bar scene with Aussie ex-pat Sam Ross set to head up a new inner-city venture on the current Milk & Honey site.

What Sydney wants after dark

The City of Sydney today unveiled the first look of the City’s Late Night Economy Policy with the launch of its new night time Discussion Paper – calling for more transport, extended trading hours for retail, museums and libraries and more options for late night dining.The City of Sydney’s extensive consultation as part of the development of the City’s first night time policy has provided a unique insight into what residents, visitors, workers, tourists and clubbers really want to make Sydney’s nightlife function better.

Ben Taouss Heads Assembly

Ben Taouss (ex-Pocket and Stitch Sydney) is onboard to head up Assembly – a collaborative style bar within the multi-million dollar Regents Place development on Kent street.

The Local Bottle Store & Provisions

The boys from the Local Taphouse have recently added to their already award winning venue with the opening of their own bottle and provisions store.

Izakaya Fujiama

“This is like the Japanese equivalent of the local pub,” says Charlie Ainsbury (ex Duke Bistro bartender) and the man in charge of my dinner. It’s not hard to disbelieve, and although I’m one of the early ones this place would be a great venue to kick back with a group and enjoy a few ice cold beers and some of the great food on offer.

Kellett Street Kings

Andy Penney (ex-Flinders and Duke, Sydney) is now licensee and General Manager of 21 – tha latest Kings Cross nightspot that’s mixing up what the strip has to offer. “Tha name comes from the old days when this place was a notorious gambling den called The Kellet Club,” Penney stated.