Melbourne bar Black Pearl is well-known for its cocktails, but for this week and to mark Australia Day, in the Attic they’ve got a special menu — and it’s a good laugh (though no doubt delicious, too).
Panama House, the Latin American-inspired restaurant and bar, has found some new digs and a great new view with looking out onto Campbell Parade and a postcard view of Bondi Beach.
Wildflower sits atop the COMO hotel in Perth, in the old Treasury buildings. They’ve recently had James Connolly, the group bars manager for Long Chim (which you’ll also find in the Treasury buildings), take over the drinks program for the bar. We asked Connolly to tell us a bit more about the drinks program.
How to open a popup bar? First things first: it ain’t going to be easy. There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes into the process, and that’s something that Tom Bulmer, Chau Tran, and Bryce McDonough — the ownership trio behind tiki popup Lost Luau — found out in their rush to open their venue in 10 days of work.
8 Hospitality is the group behind Sydney venues The Wild Rover, Grandma’s and Wilhelmina’s, and this year they’re looking to add another venue to their stable when they open a new bar and restaurant in the Sydney CBD.
Anti-waste popup Trash Tiki has toured the globe, and has popped up in Sydney and Brisbane. Now, come January 22, they’ll be taking over Melbourne bar The Beaufort for a two week run when that bar becomes The Trashfort.
Thanks to the success of their Sydney restaurant and bar, Mjølner, the Speakeasy Group will be opening a Melbourne out-post of the Viking-inspired eatery this year, on Hardware Street where Nieuw Amsterdam once operated. We asked Speakeasy’s Sven Almenning what to expect when Mjølner Melbourne opens this year, and what else they have in store for the year.
Jangling Jack’s in Sydney’s Potts Point is a classic neighbourhood joint: it offers a respite from the madness that comes with living in Sydney, the kind of place where you take a seat at the bar and as regulars come and go and the hours pass you by. But a lot goes into making a place feel so easy, and we wanted to know what that’s like for owners Orlan Erin Raleigh and Jon Ruttan — here, lightly edited and condensed, is a day in the life according to Raleigh.
Above Board was named New Bar of the Year at the 2017 Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards. They’ve just clocked up a year of trade, so we thought the time would be right to check in and see how year number one has been.
When Maurice Terzini’s Bondi Beach Public Bar opens next, you can expect Spritzes, pre-batched Negroni’s, Old Fashioned’s, and a White Mike Russian when you’re at the bar.