On 11.59pm, Wednesday 8th July, Melbourne headed back into stage three restrictions once again. We chat to some Melbourne operators to see how they’re doing
As part of an initiative launched by Hennessy to support the hospitality industry during venue closures and restrictions, bartenders around the world were engaged while in lockdown to create a Hennessy cocktail or serve in a video of less than 30 seconds. #hennessymyway
Get the latest on the bars and coronavirus, and take a look at our first list of the ways that you can support some of Australia’s finest venues online.
Walk a few streets towards the city from Black Pearl and you’ll find the latest addition to the strip, Bonny, where the cocktails, wine and beer are on tap.
The Speakeasy Group have opened their Pathway to Partnership Program to the wider bar world; it could help you to realise your bar ownership ambitions.
“Who they’re with as well makes a massive difference,” says Laura Roscioli, “because if they’re friends with whisky snobs or drink connoisseur, they can be very like ‘Oh, he doesn’t know what he’s doing.'”
Sven Almenning’s podcast, Ananas, is now eight episodes into conversations with the industry’s best — here’s why he launched a podcast for the bar business.
Two bartenders for whom this year was the first in the Top 8 — and who we think will be ones to look out for in the 2019 instalment of the competition — are these two here: the talented Nick Cozens from Eau de Vie Melbourne, and newcomer Jet Hauge from Sydney’s Burrow Bar.
As with all things Speakeasy Group — whom you may know from such award-winning bars as Eau de Vie Sydney and Melbourne, Boilermaker House, and Mjolner Sydney and Melbourne — they’ve brought their signature flair for the extravagant to the new venue, which might be their most ambitious yet.
Burrow Bar offers shelter from the storm that is Sydney life; the pleasures of old fashioned hospitality, a place of refuge between the office and home.