Shanghai is loud, busy, a city that stretches into the sky for as far as you can see, full of humanity — with some fantastic bars to visit.
The Duke of Clarence opened in December 2017, and has had a pretty good time of things since then: they’ve expanded to trade seven days a week, from midday to 2am, and picked up a bunch of awards recognition — like the title of New Bar of the Year at the 2018 Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards.
You’ll find Hope & Sesame in Guangzhou, China — not a city previously fond of Western-style cocktails, by the way — and a very speakeasy-style entrance.
Sydney’s northern beaches are about to get an injection of delicious all day dining and drinking, when award-winning bartender Kurtis Bosley opens Corretto on Dee Why Beach.
Cocktailsafe.org is a new website that seeks to aid you in not killing your customers — which we can all agree is a good thing — and comes from US drinks writer Camper English and Avery Glasser of Bittermens with the help of Tales of the Cocktail’s grant progam.
Jamie Fleming — he of Masterchef and Diageo ambassador fame — is opening a new bar next month in the Brisbane CBD, Alba Bar & Deli.
The Double Deuce Lounge is the new bar on the way from the award-winning team behind Sydney’s Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern.
The River Mint & Cola from Bondi’s Rosenbaum & Fuller does what it says on the tin — it’s like a drier, more complex Fernet & Cola.
Jason Scott’s New York bar Peppi’s Cellar has opened up in Nolita; here’s what you can expect from one of Australia’s most influential operators.
Agung Prabowo may not be a name many Australian bartenders know much about, but we think you’ll be hearing more and more about him this year.