Tag: New Bar

A suburban Italian joint, brought to you by Jacob Goss, the man behind the Rum Diary bars

English expat, Jacob Goss had definitely made himself at home here in Australia. He knew he wanted to be a bar owner, and waited patiently until the chance to purchase Rum Diary in Melbourne came along. Then, during COVID he opened Rum Diary Newcastle. And now he’s at it again. An opportunity came up to get involved in a suburban restaurant in Moonee Ponds and he jumped at the chance. Hot on the heels of opening, we checked in with Jacob to catch up on the new venue and how it all came to be.

Award-winning bartender to open new Perth bar

Experienced Perth bartender James Connolly has moved on from his role at Perth’s Rockpool Bar & Grill, to open a new bar called Enrique’s. ”It’s a Spanish-themed pop-up bar in Mount Lawley,” said Connolly. “And like the bars of Barcelona we will be making the gin and tonic king,” he said.

Merivale strikes a double

Well known for his mega-venue, ivy, Justin Hemmes has again showed why he is the most influential personality in the hospitality scene by opening Palmer & Co. and The Fish Shop is successive weeks. Palmer & Co. is a certified cocktailing haven tucked under the iconic Tank Stream Bar.

Blanco Bar and Restaurant, Sydney

Opened in September 2009, Blanco Bar and Restaurant is a venture undertaken by two real foodies, chef co-owners Scott Mason and Brendon Vallejo who hail from top restaurants such as Rockpool, Restaurant 41, Omega, and most recently the Bistro Moncur, now one of Sydney’s best loved culinary institutions.

399 Bar, Perth

Opened in June, 399 is the brainchild of experienced barkeep and operator Gary Beadle and Robin Jackson. 399 aims to be a true European style of venue: “Where all are welcome as long as they behave appropriately the complete opposite to a trendy fashionable venue”

Bootleg Bar & Italian Food, Sydney

This busy little bar and eatery is nestled away from bustling bright lights on the Kings Cross side of Victoria Street. Owned and operated by first timers Rob Gal and Elliot Krass they describe the interior as being like and old pair of jeans.

The Edge, Geelong

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.