The building was a dental surgery and hadn’t been used in 15 years. The idea to convert it to the cantina and cocktail bar was the perfect fit. “It’s tiny and we love it like that,” says Mark.
“We genuinely believe ANANAS offers the most in-depth training for bar and wait staff anywhere in the world. From fundamental hospitality skills, such as pouring beers or carrying three plates, to more advanced cocktail skills, such as fat- washing and most subjects in-between.” – Sven Almenning
Foxtrot Unicorn’s Bar Manager and one of the founders of Mix Haus, Shirley Yeung, talks about her management style and her push for a more inclusive and safe bar industry
The London Essence Company’s full range of soft drinks is available in leading bars across the world including Kwant, Coupette and The Connaught Bar in London, Dante in New York, The Clumsies in Athens, Atlas Bar in Singapore & The Old Man in Hong Kong.
The drinks program at the venue is spear-headed by bar power duo Mikey Braun and Max Hart. According to Mikey the venue is all about being part of the local community. “We are Abbotsford born and bred, the name itself comes from the original stone mason façade,” he says. “To us, it reflects unique Aussie lingo and represents the area perfectly.”
“Having spent more than four decades working, collaborating, travelling, drinking, learning, having fun, getting into trouble, fighting, losing friends, gaining new ones and most of all sharing the Agave Love around the world with this amazing human, I am heartbroken.” – Phil Bayly
Evan Stroeve from RE, the Australian World Class Bartender of the Year, will go on to represent Australia virtually in the global World Class Bartender of the Year finals in July.
We’re working hard with suppliers to reduce the financial pressure on bartenders by having complimentary and lower priced events, to make it easier for people to make it to town this year.
So, it’s nice to be able to report that the highly anticipated basement bar, Apollonia, is now open with Alissa Gabriel (of Mjolner and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang fame) in charge of the drinks and Alex Thorn in the role of Head Bartender.
“I’m humbled to join the ranks of industry legends who even held the position in the past; Mike Enright, Paul Mant and of course Sam Egerton. As Group Bars Manager, I’ll continue to deliver Merivale’s leading standards across our 80+ venues.” – Ollie Stuart
With sustainability at the forefront of his mind, Sacha set out to create a truly considered Australian Whiskey. Each step of the process has been thoroughly researched, with an emphasis on flavour through sustainable practices.