From a local standpoint, for Melbourne bars made the list. The Everleigh in Melbourne was a new entry and the highest Aussie bar in the 51 to 100 coming in at 73. Byrdi Melbourne came in at 80, Above Board at 84 and Black Pearl at 98. Great news for four of the city’s best bars who are just slowly creeping out of lockdown.
The Blend launches the BYRDI at Home Cocktail Collaboration Challenge! On the table is a once in a lifetime opportunity to collaborate with the legendary Luke Whearty from BYRDI, Melbourne on a bottled cocktail for the BYRDI Shop online menu!
Tales of the Cocktail Foundation has announced this year’s Top 4 Finalists for the 14th annual Spirited Awards. Aussie bars received nods in a few categories with Maybe Sammy in Sydney getting two nominations
Across August and September, Maybe Mae will be hosting a series of pop ups in support of the Melbourne bar industry called Melbourne, Maybe?
The Blend invites you to a LIVE session on Zoom, with LUKE WHEARTY, facilitated by Tom Scott, The Exchange Ambassador on Monday 15th June at 2.30pm-4pm. A chance for you to ask those burning questions, or listen to others queries, or just meet the man himself!
The Blends of the Virtual World releases more virtual seminars hosted by Luke Whearty in his online educational series ‘BYRDI at Home’
The Blends of The Virtual World will bring you inspiring ideas, learning opportunities and connection moments through a series of content modules, discussions and workshops for the people both behind and beyond the bar.
Byrdi is the work of the boundary-pushing Luke Whearty and his partner Aki Nishikura, and it has been a long time in the works.
The Melbourne experience saw 16 bartenders hosted at BYRDI (recently added to Melbourne’s must see venues!) for breakfast and then departing Melbourne CBD to head to the Yarra Valley.