“The bar’s big drawcard is Soumi himself. He learnt his skills in the underground nightclub scene of war-torn Beirut, creating incredible cocktails by experimenting. Soumi’s energetic and generous personality is complimented by a great selection of drinks and authentic Lebanese food.”
“Not really a bar; not really a fine dining restaurant; not really a craft beer venue; not really a cocktail bar; not really a natural wine bar… we don’t really know how to categorise it, but there is really nothing like it anywhere else in the world.
His latest offering is Banco Manly, a new 32 seat venue specialising in modern British food by executive chef Dan Webb, low intervention wine and fun playful cocktails.
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to open a bar — in the middle of a global pandemic — and months of lockdown, The Blend by Beam Suntory and The Blends of the World are back with a behind the scenes look at the making of new Sydney bar, About Time.
Hosted by the Beverage Trade Network, three competitions — London Spirits Competition, London Beer Competition, and London Wine Competition — are held and judged simultaneously. These competitions are international in nature and put the consumer’s point of view central in their understanding of award-winning wine, beer, and spirit.
Set within the deep old sandstone walls of Hobart, the name Mary Mary comes from the building itself, the former St Mary’s hospital, dating back to the late 1800s, now reimagined as part of The Tasman and Parliament Square.
Learn the importance of structuring menus properly and how to maximise spirits and cocktail sales, as well as an introduction to pairing food with occasions and social media interaction.
Mikey Enright and Julian Train had already opened one of the world’s most respected gin bars in the Barbershop and then followed suit with an amazing representation of a classic old boozer in the Duke of Clarence. They have stepped it up a rather large notch in the opening of Hickson House.
Proving you can use top shelf single malt in cocktails, Paolo Maffietti from Maybe Sammy has created ‘The Golden Valley’, featuring Glenfiddich’s latest release, Grand Cru.
Joining the hospitality industry two weeks before Covid lockdowns hit your city may not be the most auspicious of starts, but Australian Bartender Magazine Bar Awards Rookie of the Year Grace Rawlins has gone from strength to strength.
“That’s when we saw that Bank Corner Ground Floor had become available. The opportunity was too great to not take the risk. It’s a beautiful heritage building from 1922. I believe the foundations of the building go back even further and I’m very keen to look more into the history as it’s an iconic building for Newcastle. We are very lucky and thankful to get our hands on it!” – Prudence Farquhar, Co-owner