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Shady Pines Saloon

Now once in a while something special graces bar scene becoming an instant classic. Shady Pines Saloon might just be one of those places. Is it the cocktails? Is it the food? Is the über-chic design? Not on your Nelly!
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Ravál, Sydney

Ravál located at the top of the stairs above Sydney's historic Macquarie Hotel (or 'The Mac' as it is popularly known) is named after Barcelona's infamous nightspot El Ravál; an area bordering La Rambla know for its cabaret, nightclubs, and more lascivious businesses of the night.
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Mezzo Bar & Grill, Melbourne

'Mezzo' meaning half in Italian, aptly describes this new venue being half about the wine and the other half about what's coming off the grill. This bar and eatery occupies the site that once held Oyster Little Bourke and is still run by the same team
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Chandelier Bar, Adelaide

Adelaide Casino has seen as massive $5 million redevelopment of Marble Hall, including an impressive custom-built chandelier weighing almost a tonne over hanging above the glamorous new Chandelier Bar.
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Eau-De-Vie, Sydney

Well it's here and it's making waves: Eau-De-Vie, the bar by the dynamic duo Sven and Amber Almenning, has already been subject to rave consumer reviews - and you thought it would just be an industry bar!
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Maeve Fox, Melbourne

Maeve Fox opened for trade in September last year taking over that space once held Platform 3. The venue is owned by Simon Pratt and Carlyle Gannon (behind South Yarra's Katuk) as well as John Broderick and Leon Kopp.
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The Saint, Sydney

Following a recent renovation The Saint is occupying the site that previously held the Paddington Arms Hotel. With its comfy chesterfields, cosy candlelight and friendly staff, The Saint claims to have settled in nicely and is already attracting a regular Paddington following.
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Blanco Bar and Restaurant, Sydney

Opened in September 2009, Blanco Bar and Restaurant is a venture undertaken by two real foodies, chef co-owners Scott Mason and Brendon Vallejo who hail from top restaurants such as Rockpool, Restaurant 41, Omega, and most recently the Bistro Moncur, now one of Sydney's best loved culinary institutions.
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The Squire’s Bounty, Hobart

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."
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New Guernica, Melbourne

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.