What goes into making a two-time Regional Bar of the Year winner? We asked The 18th Amendment Bar’s Damien Kos-Beckwith to share the steps they go through to develop their menu, and some advice on how they run their cocktail-driven service.
Damien Kos-Beckwith is the first ever bartender from Geelong to reach the lofty heights of the Top 8 in the Bartender of the Year competition sponsored by BACARDÍ & De Kuyper. Hailing from the 18th Amendment Bar, here Kos-Beckwith talks regional bars, rum and his plans for a podium finish in 2020.
We brought you the news last year that veteran bartender and Australian Bartender contributor Nick Reed was opening his very own bar with his good mate Paul Marinelli in their hometown of Geelong.
Regular Bartender contributor Nick Reed has left his post running the bar at venerable Melbourne cocktailing institution, 1806, to return to his hometown of Geelong and set up his own bar.
Located a stone’s throw from Geelong’s CBD, across from Steam Packet Gardens and offering enviable waterfront views, The Edge is offers both dinning and drinking in intimate, stylish surrounds.