“If you are one of the glut of people making drinks in those stupid glass birds where you suck the drink out of its butt, shame on you. I feel for the poor bar back that has to get into the beak with a pipe cleaner each and every time someone orders a ‘Paper Crane’”- @howdoidrinkthis
Melbourne is now home to the largest licensed venue its CBD has ever seen. This ‘supervenue’ known as Ballers Clubhouse spans 2500sqm and is a bar, eatery, social club, and games hub in one.
“I love the bar industry. Honestly I’ve just gotten to meet some really fantastic people and everyone I’ve worked with have been phenomenal. I met a lot of people that are now a big part of my life from a variety of different backgrounds. I love that.” Jacob North, Burrow Bar
Local Manly operator Matt Clifton says: “Market Lane Live is our way of showing support to those hardest hit, by invigorating our streets and inviting visitors back to Manly to enjoy what we have all missed; good food, local tipples, and some great local music”.
GUM is a brand new ‘tiny pub’ on Collingwood’s main drag on Johnston Street, serving up ice cold draught beer, hot pies and nostalgic 1970s style cocktails in a swish 70s themed small bar environment.
Sydney Hospitality group Applejack has reopened the iconic Forrester’s pub in Surry Hills following an extensive $1.5 million renovation. There are now three drinking and dining spaces – Phylli’s restaurant, a public bar and an upstairs entertainment and dining space.
In Simonson’s own words: “One ingredient, you’ve got a nice dram. Two, you’ve got a highball. Get three things to marry together, you’ve likely got a cocktail on your hands. More than three and you’ve got a more complicated cocktail, not necessarily a better one.”
If you were sceptical about crowd-funding, then this bar is all the evidence you need that it actually works, claiming the title of Australia’s first crowd-funded bar. Lucky Chan’s in Northbridge is a multi-level eatery serving up delicious ramen, baos, dumplings and more.
The team at Spanton Media are eagerly awaiting the end of 2020! A year that will go down in history, that’s for damn sure. So while we sign off on the final hours, we thought we would recap some of the biggest stories of the year and tip our hats to some of the clever folks who have contributed articles in 2020. Now let’s move on to 2021!
After five epic years in De Mestre Place, in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Burrow Bar owners Bryce McDonough and Chau Tran have announced today that their beloved bar is moving.
Although Champagne would have us all believe that bubble size in these liquids is the defining note on quality, it is in fact the quantity of Co2 escaping from the drink that determines how rough and biting that drink will be and how the aromas will be punching the air.
“I launched the Bad Bartender range of merch this year. I feel like it has been difficult trying to juggle running the business as well still working full time in bars. I focus on my business the first 3 days of the week and then have to completely switch my sleeping schedule and jump back behind the bar for the second half of the week.”