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
Hobart is welcoming the addition of Cargo Bar Pizza Lounge to its ranks in the Historic Salamanca precinct. This wine bar and pizza spot boasts the creative attentions of Paul Kelly Design. The space previous to the renovation was two tenancies; one a fish and chip shop and the other a historic walkway with cobble stone floors, housing an ATM.
Located only a few minutes from the Melbourne CBD, The Baden Powell Hotel occupies a prominent corner and Victorian Terrace which dates back to 1878. A historic landmark in the Collingwood area, it has been trading as a pub for over 130 years. Purchased by a couple of local publicans in 2008, the Hotel has undergone extensive renovation
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.