Kings Cross can claim Jangling Jack’s as its own neighbourhood bar — offering a respite from some of the excess and the neon — and behind that bar you’ll find Rachael Merritt.
The Swillhouse group of venues are among the country's best; here's what's involved a typical day for its beverage director, James Irvine.
Ryan Lane has the enviable task of running things at The Gresham, the Brisbane bar with a big selection of whiskey, and two time winner of the Bar of the Year category at the Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards.
‘You realise just how humble and unique this spirit is.’ The global ambassador shares tips for serving mezcal
Phil Bayly is one of the most respected advocates for agave spirits doing the rounds, and he has recently been appointed as the first global mezcal ambassador by the category's regulatory body, the Consejo Regulator de Mezcal.
Sometimes designers miss things — it's not uncommon to ask where the damn bin is supposed to go — and it can take a while before it feels natural to bartend in the space.
It's an early start to a long day for Long Chim's beverage director, James Connolly. Based at Long Chim Perth, when he wakes up the guys running their east coast restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne (their most recent opening) have a three hour head start on him.
The Barber Shop's Mike Enright gives his advice on opening a bar, finding a site, budgeting for the build and beyond, and working with builders.
"If I make a beautiful looking menu, but it doesn’t work in the space, I asked the wrong damn questions." Chanel Liquori on good graphic design for bars.