Tag: Speakeasy

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Inside The Cumberland, a small Manly speakeasy making waves

“It has been massively challenging but also massively rewarding,” says Pete Ehemann. He’s talking about the process involved in setting up The Cumberland, a speakeasy cocktail bar a street back from the beach in the Sydney suburb of Manly — the first time he’s had a piece of a bar himself.

Sydney’s first small bar relaunches this week

Tatler can plausibly lay claim to a couple of Sydney firsts — it was perhaps the first Sydney small bar, and it enjoyed a reputation for being the most exclusive bar in Sydney with its clientele of regulars drawn from Sydney’s music, media and arts in-crowd.

The law that launched 1000 brothels (& the Raines Law Room)

In 1898 the streets of New York were ripe with vice; Gotham was in the grip of a burgeoning trade in brothels. A letter that year to The New York Times described hotels “where rustic beaus are fleeced and rustic belles debauched,” and a casual walk to church could see a man “accosted by a leering drunken woman.”

Bar Profile: Palmer & Co.

“We created a venue that we’re passionate about and that we love,” Hemmes stated, “we just hope to hell it works out!”