Naren Young on creating a memorable customer experience in the a ‘COVID Normal’ world

“I spoke with Alex Day, one of the partners in the Death & Co. brand and someone whom I deeply respect. As someone who has worked at the very highest levels of the bar industry over the last decade and prides himself (and his bars) on providing curated experiences to his guests, he too has seen the need to reconfigure the way he does business through a new lens.” Naren Young

Palace Arcade: A Perth bar with pizza and pinnies

Launched in February this year, Palace Arcade’s second location in East Victoria Park offers a classic video games and good booze concept tailored to Gen X and Gen Y locals and their kids. 

Lorenzo Focarile tells us that Canberra is not the sleepy town you might think it is

“The city is commonly and unfairly labelled as the place where politicians go to ruin the lives of Australians. Most people have memories of Canberra as a primary schooler completing the obligatory school trip to Parliament House. For a long time, Canberra was a pretty drab place, but it’s 2020 and things have changed a lot.” – Lorenzo Focarile


Award-winning bartender, Jenna Hemsworth, soars to new heights

“We have one of the most beautiful cities in the world and I’m incredibly excited to lead the creation of a brand-new, world-class destination bar, located on top of Sydney. Merging impeccable drinks, food, fit-out, service and views, Bar 83 will offer an unmatched and unforgettable experience, set to WOW,” said Jenna Hemsworth.

Hendriks: A neighbourhood bar for Cognac, wine and next-level jaffles

“We’ve really paid attention to what Crows Nest has and doesn’t have and felt this was a great opportunity to develop a bar with a unique offering, as well as show locals and destination drinkers how approachable and versatile Cognac is.” – Jakob Overduin, co-owner, Hendriks.