“The Piccolo Bar, is the oldest café in Kings Cross, dating all the way back to 1952. In 2020, I heard that it was about to be lost forever and so I felt compelled to take the plunge and try to save this iconic hospitality venue.”
Tag: Small Bars
One of the world’s pre-eminent music photographers, Ross Halfin, is bringing an exhibition of his work to the Australian bar scene. He became a “face” on the London music scene as a freelance photographer, in an era in British music when revolutionary bands such as The Clash, the Sex Pistols, The Specials and The Jam electrified the capital’s gig circuit.
Though vinyl records have gone the way of the dodo, Walkmans, and car-phones, there will always be a place for intimate bars where you can get a good drink with good service. It’s not rocket science and Mojo Record Bar doesn’t over-complicate things.
We’re well versed in the spate of small bar openings that have taken over Sydney and other capital cities (yes Melbourne, you did it first) but there isn’t a lot we hear about the trend flowering beyond the major cities.
Sure, there’s Goldfish in the Hunter Valley. Now, thanks to the arrival of Fox Bar in Maitland there are the nascent beginnings of a Hunter Valley small bar tour – though someone is going to have to drive.
It looks like a budding food truck entrepreneur became disheartened and ditched their caravan in a Melbourne laneway. But take a closer look. There’s 5L kegs of Heineken and Little Creatures for sale, paella being served from the counter window cut into the caravan, a licence plate that reads “CHUCKIES”.
Opened on 2 July in Woolloongabba’s trendy antique precinct, Canvas Cocktail & Wine Bar is a collaboration between young entrepreneurs Marco and Emily Nunes, Tom Sanceau and Bonnie Shearston.
Manly’s burgeoning bar scene is welcoming a stylish new addition to its ranks thanks to the opening of Miss Marley’s. This new venue is brought to you by Adam Clarke and Kieran Baily (formerly of Henry Afrikas) and is their unique take on the much talked about ‘small bar concept’.
Well it’s here and it’s making waves: Eau-De-Vie, the bar by the dynamic duo Sven and Amber Almenning, has already been subject to rave consumer reviews – and you thought it would just be an industry bar!
The Berkelouw Wine Bar is the logical and financially sound next step in the evolution of this lifestyle-orientated family owned company. Berkelouw Wine Bar aims “to create a relaxed meeting place where you can appreciate the best of what life has to offer – live music, wine and delicate tasting plates” explains co-owner Gary Mullins.