UK bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana has revealed plans to open a restaurant on the ground floor of the old White Lyan space, called Cub.
Managing costs is an important, if perhaps somewhat unglamorous, part of any business. And in the bar world one of our greatest costs is our cost of goods (COGS) and so negotiating the best possible deals you can get with your suppliers is paramount.
Looking for some new drink menu inspiration? Well, the new Black Pearl cocktail list is out, and it's a beauty.
It's always an unknown flying into Mexico City. As a good friend used to say, it’s one of those places, hot by day, volcanic by night.
What’s it like to be one of the country’s most in-demand producers? Brendan and Laura Carter are the pair behind both Unico Zelo — a wine label impressing many wine-appreciating bartender — and Applewood Distillery. Here, and lightly edited for clarity, is what a typical day in the life of Brendan is like.
As is often the way, pinning down a classic cocktail's origin can be difficult, and so it is with the Southside.
Melbourne bar Black Pearl is in the final four in two categories: Best International Bar Team, and Best International Cocktail Bar, whilst Sydney bar The Baxter Inn is in the final four for Best High Volume International Cocktail Bar.
Jacob Cohen from Three Wolves in Cairns, Queensland, has taken out the National title at the inaugural Southern Comfort Travelling Tales Cocktail Competition with his unique Southern Comfort and beer cocktail, The Bootlegger.
Mjølner made waves when it opened back in March, what with its whole animal cooking, the viking accoutrements, its focus on whisky and some banging cocktails. Overseeing the restaurant and bar is venue manager Alexandra Dahlenburg, whom we first met when she ran Sydney bar Grain (and who steered them to a win for Hotel Bar of the Year at the Bar Awards last year). Here, she talks about the change from the hotel world to Speakeasy Group, her love of whisky, and what you ought to expect on your first night for a new bar.