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.
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.
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.
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.