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.
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."
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.
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.