The Squire's Bounty is the latest James Squire concept bar to open its doors and the first to make landfall in Tasmania. The venue opened mid-December 2009 and is located in iconic Salamanca Square with the aim in mind to provide Tasmanians with "premium craft beer and food matching experiences in a lively, convivial atmosphere."
New Guernica is the newest and certainly one of the most unique nightspots to open in Melbourne. Occupying the space that only months ago held FFour, New Guernica is an eclectic mix of Hansel and Gretel meets Alice in Wonderland with just a sprinkling of Beowulf thrown in for good measure.
Leading Queensland architecture and Interior design firm, Arkhefield, have contributed their designs to one of the first laneway transformations in Brisbane City as part of the 'Vibrant Laneways and Small Spaces' program. The venue, aptly named "The Laneway", and co-incidentally run by ex-The Bowery bar manger, Ryan Lane, is part of the well renowned and award winning Urbane restaurant...
The Berkelouw Wine Bar is the logical and financially sound next step in the evolution of this lifestyle-orientated family owned company. Berkelouw Wine Bar aims "to create a relaxed meeting place where you can appreciate the best of what life has to offer - live music, wine and delicate tasting plates" explains co-owner Gary Mullins.
Opened in October, 24 Moons occupies the old site of the Alley Bar and is a collaboration between four respected and very experienced industry folk: Marcus Motteram, Simon Digby, Boris Von Rechenberg, and Michael Christadoulou (Mr Delicious, Mr Music, Mr Creative and Mr Hospitality respectively). Normally we would list all their relative experience but you'll have to wait for January's Bar Profile for that; rest assure that 24 Moons is a meeting of the minds between some serious bar nerds.
Laruche is the latest bar offering from Ellie Moubarak owner of West End cocktail joint Lychee Lounge. Moubarak has once again joined forces with designer Remo Vallance (also behind the Lychee Lounge), glass blower Lucal Salton and artists Jennie Jackson and KT Doyle to help him create this decadent new venue