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Belvedere Hotel, Sydney

Opened early October 2009 saw the opening of The Belvedere Hotel - the latest offering from the J&J O'Brien Hoteliers Group behind such Sydney venues as The Marlborough Hotel; The Watershed Hotel; COHIBAR; Jacksons on George; and Jordons Seafood Restaurant.
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Agave, Sydney

Agave is an authentic Mexican restaurant that opened its doors on Surry Hill's bustling Crown Street mid-2009. Owned by Gerardo J Macip-Lanzagorta, a born-and-bred Mexican, Agave is strictly a sour-cream free zone.
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The Laneway, Brisbane

Leading Queensland architecture and Interior design firm, Arkhefield, have contributed their designs to one of the first laneway transformations in Brisbane City as part of the 'Vibrant Laneways and Small Spaces' program. The venue, aptly named "The Laneway", and co-incidentally run by ex-The Bowery bar manger, Ryan Lane, is part of the well renowned and award winning Urbane restaurant...
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Berkelouw Wine Bar, Sydney

The Berkelouw Wine Bar is the logical and financially sound next step in the evolution of this lifestyle-orientated family owned company. Berkelouw Wine Bar aims "to create a relaxed meeting place where you can appreciate the best of what life has to offer - live music, wine and delicate tasting plates" explains co-owner Gary Mullins.
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Ravesi’s Wine Bar, Sydney

Ravesi's boutique hotel in Bondi opened a new Italian-style wine bar in October as part of the complete refurbishment of level one of the hotel - aimed at producing a beautiful dining experience overlooking Australia's most iconic beach.
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Tokonoma Sochu Bar and Lounge

Tokonoma Sochu Bar and Lounge is the much-anticipated third venture from the team behind the neighbouring Toko restaurant. The popularity of Toko and the ensuing demand for space has been huge, increasing exponentially over the last couple of years.
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24 Moons

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.
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Laruche Bar & Supperclub, Brisbane

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
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Cargo Bar Pizza Lounge, Hobart

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.