After five epic years in De Mestre Place, in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Burrow Bar owners Bryce McDonough and Chau Tran have announced today that their beloved bar is moving.
We can finally declare the following six individuals, groups and bar teams that will received grants towards their brilliant concepts they put forward to the IDEA LAB only a few short months ago.
Although Champagne would have us all believe that bubble size in these liquids is the defining note on quality, it is in fact the quantity of Co2 escaping from the drink that determines how rough and biting that drink will be and how the aromas will be punching the air.
Now more than ever it is important to be having the conversation about mental health and wellbeing in our industry. The Exchange are excited to announce the launch of The Healthy Bartender Project – where Brand Ambassadors are now able to provide workshops, tools and resources that put staff health and wellness in the spotlight.
This month we headed to Grain bar, on the ground floor of the Four Seasons Hotel to check out three of their banger cocktails that use Tried & True Straight Wheat Vodka. Big thanks to Adam Lau, Pablo Moore Rubio and the team from Grain for pulling this awesome shoot together.
“I launched the Bad Bartender range of merch this year. I feel like it has been difficult trying to juggle running the business as well still working full time in bars. I focus on my business the first 3 days of the week and then have to completely switch my sleeping schedule and jump back behind the bar for the second half of the week.”
“After the 2000s renaissance of classic cocktails, every dedicated, arm-banded bartender was making their own bitters before it got weird to do so. If you can’t do it better for cheaper, right? Jokes aside, homemade bitters and a demand for all types of new flavours have led to some incredibly creative new drinks…” Jono Carr
There’s been a lot of news from the Maybe Sammy & Frank teams in the past couple of months and it’s not over. Today they announced the launch of Sammy Junior a brand new espresso bar bar day and cocktail bar by night.
“Food waste costs our economy $20 billion a year – more than five-million tonnes of food ends up in landfill; one in five bags of groceries winds up in the bin. At RE-, we’ll showcase this through our bar program, but also build a platform geared towards change on a global level. The time is now.” – Matt Whiley
The sun is shining across Australia, the beaches are beginning to (safely) welcome more visitors and glasses full of one of Italy’s most famous Aperitivo drinks are being shared amongst friends to celebrate the new season. Needless to say, it’s time for an Aperol Spritz!
The Speakeasy Group have joined forces with two of their staff to support them opening their own venue. So watch out as Perryn Collier and Alex Boon are set to open the doors to Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters come 2021.
It’s with great excitement that today we can announce that two new brands have stepped up as the official sponsors of the 2021 Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year competition – Hendrick’s and Monkey Shoulder and the winner of the competition will be flown to Scotland in 2022.