If it weren’t for booze, we’re pretty sure there’d be no rock and roll. Without it we’d have been doomed to an endless loop of Hanson or, worse yet, Nickelback. Thankfully there is booze and bars and rock and roll is all the better for it, and there’s few people who have seen it as close up as snapper Ross Halfin.
Mary’s has been one of the most talked about openings of this year, with the venue getting rave reviews for their food. But this pub with some good nosh is not just a restaurant. We sat down with Kenny Graham to find out a little about the venue’s story.
During America’s prohibition years, clandestine tipplers got a serious taste for Canadian Club Whisky that was smuggled across the boarder in huge quantities by whisky runners. Now some 90 years on, some of Sydney’s small bars are harking back to these shady times by designing a Canadian Club cocktail and smuggling it into another participating bar so that they can take photos of themselves drinking their smuggled drink and posting stories about their ‘Smugglers Tale’.