The 2023 Outstanding Contribution recipient, Stefano Catino, really needs no introduction. He has won many awards – everything from our Most Influential List #1 in 2022, to his bar Maybe Sammy making the World’s 50 Best Bars List consistently over the past few years.
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If there’s one song that you think of when you think of Maybe Sammy, it would have to be ‘Tequila’, complimented by the in-house brass. So it’s no real surprise that for the group’s fifth outing that they would open a Mexican Cantina with Tequila at the fore.
Taking out the top spot was Stefano Catino of the Maybe Group. He has come off a massive year, winning multiple international awards for Maybe Sammy in Sydney. He was joined in the announcement of the Top 20 by many well-known industry names and newcomers to the list like Cara Devine and Harrison Kenney.
Tales of the Cocktail’s annual Spirited Awards returned last night to celebrate its 16th year and it was a successful night for bars and bartenders the world over.
Australia’s most highly-awarded gin producers, Never Never Distilling Co. have announced a special Dark Series collaboration with Australia’s most highly-awarded cocktail venue of 2022 Maybe Sammy, in a move that surprises absolutely no one.
The concept of bringing the magic of the 1950s-style ‘hotel’ bar experience from Maybe Sammy into a premium hotel is something Catino and the team have been wanting to do for a while.
The hype is real. Sammy Junior, the espresso and cocktail bar sibling of Maybe Sammy, opens today (despite the weather) on the ground level of 66 King Street in the Sydney CBD.
There’s been a lot of news from the Maybe Sammy & Frank teams in the past couple of months and it’s not over. Today they announced the launch of Sammy Junior a brand new espresso bar bar day and cocktail bar by night.
“The main rule is to watch the door at all times and make sure every single person is greeted, and also every single person once they leave they say goodbye and thanks.”
This morning, the owners of award-winning Sydney cocktail bar Maybe Sammy have announced a partnership with TFE Hotels to manage the food and beverage offering of a new premium hotel experience due to open early 2021 on the corner of George and Hunter Streets in the Sydney CBD. The working title for the new bar/restaurant is Deans on 22.
On home turf, we’ve been busy chatting face to face (social distancing of course!) with industry legends such as Kurtis Bosley and Stefano Catino launching Blend TV.
Catch up with yesterday’s Facebook Live chat with some of the country’s leading operators telling their frontline stories of Coronavirus