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The Ocean Room, Sydney

After two months of renovations, the iconic harbour front restaurant Ocean Room re-opened late September with a spectacular new interior and cutting edge menu.
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Absinthe Salon, Sydney

Taking advantage of Sydney's new Small Bar licensing laws, absintheurs Gaye Valttila and Joop Van Heusden have created a venue that is sure to become a destination for those wanting something more than a little different.
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Pocket Bar, Sydney

Pocket Bar is a compact Sydney offering that has quickly snaffled itself a loyal following. One of the latest conscripts to the small-bar-revolution-that's-not swelling its ranks in the Darlinghurst/Surry Hills area, first time owners Karl Schlothauer and Christophe Lehouk have made the most out of the new(ish) primary service authority (PSA) that came into effect after the much talked about 'small bar' licensing reforms.
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Eden Bar & Restaurant, Sydney

Eden Bar and Restaurant, has grown into the site which previous held @Work Bar and Restaurant, just off Sydney's Martin Place. Gone is the mildly amusing name (at least it was the first time you used it) and instead you'll find "a garden of relaxation in the heart of the city."
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399 Bar, Perth

Opened in June, 399 is the brainchild of experienced barkeep and operator Gary Beadle and Robin Jackson. 399 aims to be a true European style of venue: "Where all are welcome as long as they behave appropriately the complete opposite to a trendy fashionable venue"
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Bootleg Bar & Italian Food, Sydney

This busy little bar and eatery is nestled away from bustling bright lights on the Kings Cross side of Victoria Street. Owned and operated by first timers Rob Gal and Elliot Krass they describe the interior as being like and old pair of jeans.
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Ladylux, Sydney

Sydney's renowned Ladylux nightclub has reopened its doors with a chic new look and a complete makeover that has seen everything from the custom made carpet to the dance floor completely reimagined.
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Ruby L’otel, Sydney

Opened in June this year following a swanky $2m revamp of the former Tattershall's Hotel, Ruby L'otel offers something quite different to the Rozelle pub market. From Matt O'Neill and the founders of SumoSalad, James Miller and Luke Baylis, the venue pulls off the perfect mix of old and new with the public bar retaining a traditional feel and the huge beer garden providing a real wow factor.
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The Generous Squire, Perth

The latest venue in the James Squire Brewhouse style has just arrived in the centre of Perth. The Generous Squire was officially opened by Master Brewer, Dr Chuck Hahn, at a recent beer and food festival in Perth. The venue is the newest in the James Squire design style and includes several funky bars and dining spaces.
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Alira, Sydney

Owned by brother and sister team Elizabeth and Frank Samia, Alria is a waterside wine bar that's all about good booze, food, and tunes without leaving a large hole in your hip pocket.