Bars in the time of coronavirus

Mark your diary: Australian Cocktail Month will be back (and bigger) in May 2022

Australian Cocktail Month was developed to champion the Australian cocktail industry and support bars and bartenders as they welcomed guests back into their venues following Covid-19 closures and restrictions of 2020.  As the challenges of a global pandemic stretched on and on, plans were developed for the second iteration of Australian Cocktail Month.

“None of us imagined Delta!” Natalie Ng on Sydney’s Lockdown 2.0 & how Perth hospo has helped out

“We were all feeling optimistic that things were taking a turn in the right direction, until it was taken away, almost overnight. Where did this leave us? Still pretty confident to start, most venues had the infrastructure from the last lockdown to offer delivery and takeaway services, and personally, I thought this time round it would be easier.”

Applications open for Bundaberg Rum’s Raising the Bar

Apply now to unlock a share of the $11.5 million dollars put aside for Bundaberg Rum’s Raising the Bar program. The devastating impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality sector has been widespread and ‘Raising the Bar’ will directly support jobs, recovery, and innovation in the Australian hospitality industry.

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