Where is Sydney’s oldest pub? Whether the claim is ‘the oldest pub’, ‘the longest running continual liquor licence’ or ‘the oldest building ever used as a public house’ there will never be a definite answer as colonial Sydney was brimming with sly grog-shops and hotels from 1800 onwards. Furthermore, the irregularity with which liquor licences were issued would make it all but impossible to substantiate a claim of actually being the ‘oldest hotel’ in Sydney.
Forbo Flooring Systems has a product that is ‘ideal for hospitality venues’. A hard-wearing, easy clean vinyl based product, Forbo Flotex, is a textured surface that looks and feels like carpet but without the certain drawbacks that come with having the real thing.
Want to find one of the seriously cool Sydney dive bars that’s filling out this ever growing category? Then get the cabbie to drop you at The Flinders Hotel. With dim lights, exposed brickwork, chincy décor and a turquoise tiled bar that’s accessible from all angles this place fits the bill. There is also space aplenty to roam free, and not get boxed in by the crowds.
Chapel Street Melbourne is a hot spot for all things bar related and Steer Bar & Grill is sure to make use of the street’s reputation. Since opening in early September the new kid on the block has been going all out to impress those well heeled Melbournites.
Owners Jimmy Sing and Hana Shimada have revamped their recently opened venue adding a new front bar area that they describe as, “Part social Club, part subterranean getaway and part late-night drinking haven.
Perfectly timed for summer release and assured to stay out of the shadows is Mt Gay’s Eclipse Silver. Fresh on the Australian scene this gentle and mellow white rum reveals subtle notes of cane sugar and banana on the nose and has an overall, harmonious complexity.
Housed within the auspiciously arched Romanesque walls of the historic QVB building is the second Italian offering from the team at Bacco. With the success and reputation of the original Chifley Plaza site comes their secondi, and brings with it a good little offering of cocktails, wine and food.
Nuance has listened to your carafe conundrums and has come up with an answer. Tired of wine carafes that spill their ice out in the first pour and which can’t be put through the dishwasher at the end of a long night with all the other glassware??
Did you test out your gin knowledge in the December issue of Bartender Magazine? If so…here are the answers. So now it’s time to see if you know what you’re talking about. GOOD LUCK!