Led by the team that runs Sydney’s iconic Lansdowne Hotel, The Shaking Hand, known by locals as Shakes, is set to be Canberra’s next great live music establishment, taking over the Akuna Street basement site that housed Transit Bar until 2020.
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The name is an ode to the years that followed the Repeal of the Volstead Act, which prohibited the production, and sale of alcohol in the US. The pair wanted to do something more unique than the typical Prohibition style, and so went down the path of New York from the 1930s to 50s.
Miss Van’s is a new street food restaurant and bar from Andrew Duong, the man behind Miss Van’s Street Food, Lazy Su and Baby Su. Andrew’s roots stem back to rural Laos and Vietnam and his family found their way to Australia by way of food.
“The bar’s big drawcard is Soumi himself. He learnt his skills in the underground nightclub scene of war-torn Beirut, creating incredible cocktails by experimenting. Soumi’s energetic and generous personality is complimented by a great selection of drinks and authentic Lebanese food.”
‘Everybody who works at Molly has a specialised area of expertise. It’s an amazing learning experience, on any shift I can go to a senior bartender and ask them a question, and no matter how obscure I’m always met with a list of facts, antidotes and tips that I am constantly adding to my repertoire.’
“The city is commonly and unfairly labelled as the place where politicians go to ruin the lives of Australians. Most people have memories of Canberra as a primary schooler completing the obligatory school trip to Parliament House. For a long time, Canberra was a pretty drab place, but it’s 2020 and things have changed a lot.” – Lorenzo Focarile