In 1920's Sydney, if you drank at a pub and hurt yourself it was you're your own fault. One Christmas Eve morning in 1927, a naval petty officer fell 25 feet from the second floor of the Brooklyn Hotel, suffering "a probable fracture of the spine, fractured skull, and fractured jaw". Today that might spark a media and public outcry. Instead, the Sydney Morning Herald at the time pithily reported that "it is believed he overbalanced on the railing." Things, of course, have changed.
The Most Influential List is a celebrated biennial industry initiative launched by Australian Bartender magazine in 2009 that aims to showcase the home-grown talent that makes the Australian bar scene what it is today - a thriving and developing culture, full of creative and passionate people that work hard for you.