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Saying Thank You: The Exchange Reflects on 2020

“2020 was certainly a year that we will never forget, however amidst all the confusion and uncertainty there were definitely some bright spots and memorable moments. We wanted to take a look back and choose to celebrate the triumph of our industries spirit in the face of such adversity.” The Exchange team

Meet Grain Bar’s Adam Lau

“If I could have a drink with someone (alive or dead) It would be Harry Craddock. The first cocktail book I read was his ‘Savoy Cocktail Book’ and I have looked up to him ever since. I relate to him quite often, as he too was a Hotel Bartender.”

Vale The Bowery: A tribute to this iconic bar by Dan Gregory

“Sadly, The Bowery mixed its last cocktail on January 26, 2020 but will never be forgotten. Stephanie Canfell and Cam Birt’s baby came to life back in late 2003 and would become one of the most important bars not just for Brisbane’s drinking scene but Australia’s as well.” – Dan Gregory

The Blend celebrates World Bartender Day with a gift to celebrate YOU!

This year, The Blend is celebrating WORLD BARTENDER DAY a little differently…with a gift just for YOU! Everyone is invited to be part of the WORLD BARTENDER DAY festivities by raising a glass together; virtually, of course. Don’t worry, the glass will be provided (liquid included *hold for applause*).

Introducing Burrow Bar’s beer guy, Jacob North

“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

The Exchange Welcomes New NSW BA Josh Davies

Hitting the ground running in 2021, Josh Davies was not discouraged by the tightening restrictions upon his arrival in Sydney – moving from Melbourne no less! The new NSW Brand Ambassador for The Exchange says “working in the industry abroad and now back home has made me realise that no matter where you are or where you work in the world, there will be some form of 6 degree of separation with a bartender somewhere…”