“She’s gone further with it and moved forward, and is now the 2IC at Earl’s Juke Joint in Newtown.” Meet Jemima McDonald.
Phil Gannon is something of a legend around the Sydney bar scene; you may know him from his previous life, standing on the doors at Frankie’s until stupid o’clock in the morning making sure you and your bartending mates had a good night.
The corner stone of any great bar is the bar team, the atmosphere, a rotovap and of course, the toilets. Your porcelain palace is just as important as what you pour, writes Charlie Lehmann.
Dear drinkers, Ramblin’ Rascal has taken over Australian Bartender this month; we’ve tried not to burn the whole thing down.
The PERFECT BLEND 2018 New Zealand final took place on Monday night in (windy) Wellington at Fox Glove, on the waterfront.
Last month saw Asia’s number one bar, Singapore’s Manhattan, popping up for a two night only guest shift at Sydney bar Grain at the Four Seasons. Manhattan was awarded the title of Best Bar in Asia at the World’s 50 Best Bars last year, so we caught up with bar manager Philip Bischoff while he was in Sydney to get an idea of how he got to where he his today, and to find out what it is that makes Manhattan so special.
This month we’ve done something a little different. You know how bars do popups and takeover a space for a night or for a few days? Well, Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern has taken over Australian Bartender for the month of April.
Opening a distillery seems like a great idea, a romantic one (for a certain type of person); opening a ‘moonshinery’ has even more illicit appeal if you ask us. That’s exactly what Melbourne Moonshine mates Ben Bowles and Andrew Fitzgerald did when they opened their urban distillery in South Melbourne in 2015.
Do you have what it takes to be the Bartender of the Year? Take our practice quiz to see where your knowledge is at.
You’re invited to an intimate session with Rob, 8th Generation family member, where you will embark on the story of how Rob Samuels’ family has crafted this hand-made whisky, evolving into one of the world’s favourite bourbons.