Perth bar operator Andy Freeman — the guy behind the award-winning Perth whiskey bar Varnish on King and The Flour Factory — is opening the new Perth CBD tequila bar, Caballitos in July.
The creative bartender-owner of Singapore's Operation Dagger, Luke Whearty, has moved to Melbourne to open a second bar.
Sydney Bar Week returns in September this year, and for the first time we'll have big industry events happening over five days.
The cuts to hospitality penalty rates are a "blatant, sustained and systemic attack on the working and middle class in the name of productivity," says Charlie Lehmann.
"Cocktail-wise we will be repurposing a lot of ingredient ‘waste’ from Maybe Mae and the Shobosho kitchen," Margan says. "There will be no Boston shakers, with everything batched and built - [for] minimal perishable usage."
Whilst White Lyan is closing, they have new plans for the space and given their history of inventiveness, it's going to be one to watch.
Move over Frosé — The Freezling Project, in which Christian Blair takes delicious riesling and makes it freezing (the clue is in the name), is one you can approach without bringing along your sense of irony.