Wildflower sits atop the COMO hotel in Perth, in the old Treasury buildings. They’ve recently had James Connolly, the group bars manager for Long Chim (which you’ll also find in the Treasury buildings), take over the drinks program for the bar. We asked Connolly to tell us a bit more about the drinks program.
“The question is, why does your bar need to exist? Why does the culture need you?” Brands are everywhere in the world today. We wanted to know what steps you need to take to build your bar’s identity, and so we gathered experts in social media, design, brand strategy and hospitality to explore the topic.
How to open a popup bar? First things first: it ain’t going to be easy. There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes into the process, and that’s something that Tom Bulmer, Chau Tran, and Bryce McDonough — the ownership trio behind tiki popup Lost Luau — found out in their rush to open their venue in 10 days of work.
Brisbane, get set for a spirited weekend this May. Back for its third year, the Indie Spirits Tasting is coming to Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall on Sunday 27 May.
8 Hospitality is the group behind Sydney venues The Wild Rover, Grandma’s and Wilhelmina’s, and this year they’re looking to add another venue to their stable when they open a new bar and restaurant in the Sydney CBD.
Jägermeister recruited six of Sydney’s finest to create a drink that best compliments this German favourite. Take a look at what Burrow Bar’s Jet Hauge came up with.
Sailor Jerry’s Pins & Pin-Ups bowling competition is a bartender competition with a difference: it involves zero bartending ability. All you need to know to enter is how to a) have a good time and, b) be able to knock down a few pins on the lanes.
If you’re thinking tiki drinks, no doubt you’ll often be thinking rum drinks. You’re often not thinking amari, or bitterness at all, but that’s what this Jungle Bird recipe brings to the table.
This year, Project Botanicals paid homage to the worldly locations of Bombay Sapphire’s sustainably sourced vapour-infused botanicals. This unique story came to life as an interactive sensory adventure, with an immersive audio visual experience designed by Future Classic artist Ta-Ku, and culinary surprises by Studio Neon’s Aaron Teece in collaboration with some of Australia’s top cocktail bars including Mjølner, The Barber Shop, Union Electric and Bar Moncur, all tasked with creating exquisite Bombay Sapphire libations.
Paul Hammond is the guy at the helm of Sydney cocktail bar, Bulletin Place, and has the enviable — or unenviable, depending on your mindset — task of maintaining the high standards and dedication to hospitality that has seen the bar crowned as the Cocktail Bar of the Year an unprecedented four years in a row.