Tag: Grasshopper

Rock & Rye: helping you to help yourself (and here’s how)

At its simplest, Rock and Rye was little more than rye whiskey, its edges rounded out by a little rock candy syrup. Indeed, that was how Harry Johnson prescribed it in his 1882 Bartender’s Manual. It was a simple preparation: the barkeep only needed to place a whiskey glass in front of the customer, pour in some rock candy syrup, place a spoon in the glass, and “hand the bottle of Rye whiskey to the customer, to help himself.”

Grasshopper bounce into action

The team behind Sydney’s successful Grasshopper bar – one of the first small bars to brave the CBD – have opened their second venue with wheels already in motion for a third. Boston as the café cum bar is called is nestled at the base of the Gateway building just a stone’s throw from Circular Quay.

By George! Seven Metre Bar Pops up in Sydney Laneway

As part of the City of Sydney’s ‘Laneway Revitalisation’ program October 1, 2009, till January 31, 2010, will mark ‘Laneways By George’ a public art program which amongst other things will see a bar pop up on Underwood Street in Sydney’s CBD.