Go Explore: Sydney’s Newest Bar and Restaurant

Have you heard about Bar Patrón yet? This sophisticated Mexican bar and restaurant opened in Sydney’s buzzing Circular Quay yesterday and has already proven itself as a hit. Words by Editor Hannah Sparks Behind the new establishment is Rockpool Dining Group and if you haven’t already guessed it, global tequila brand Patrón. With Rockpool’s knowledge…

Must-Visit Bars in La La Land (Los Angeles)

THIS IS A PREVIEW OF THE FULL Story IN EXPLORE DRINKS SPRING. CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COPY. Ah Los Angeles, the City of Angels as it is known, La La Land. This sprawling metropolis has a lot more to offer visitors than Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and Rodeo Drive. Here’s our guide…

A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Melbourne

Many would argue that Australia is now the hotbed for quality coffee, globally. We clearly love our coffee, and, for all intents and purposes, it seems like Melbournians are actually obsessed. Just ask a local where their favourite café is, or where the tastiest Ristretto can be found, and you’ll get a myriad of options to spend the…

A Bar Dedicated to Chicken Wings and Beer is Open in Sydney!

The aptly named Wings x Tins has opened in the inner city Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, and is the city’s first bar dedicated to buffalo wings and ice cold tinnies (cans for the Victorians). All we could think was, why on hasn’t this been done before? Here chicken wings are the order of the day and…

Five Best Melbourne Pubs to Get Your Footy Fix

In Melbourne, AFL is everything. Proud Melbournian supporters will live and die by their teams and on game night, you better join em’ in their barracking cause you sure as heck won’t beat em’. For travellers or those new to the city, getting amongst it all can be quite intimidating, so we’ve pinpointed for you…

Sydney’s New Favourite Inner-City Escape

Sydney’s favourite café and country style escape is moving to the heart of the big smoke. The Grounds of Alexandria will be opening their much-anticipated CBD venue in May, aptly named The Grounds of the City. Although the famous Kevin Bacon and his animal friends won’t be making the move, the new café space will…

Zebra Bar – Enmore’s Cosy New Terrace Hideaway

Queens Hotel in Enmore has just welcomed Zebra Bar, a cosy terrace hideaway located upstairs in the two-level venue. Queens Hotel opened late last year, bringing the much-anticipated Queen Chow restaurant and The Smelly Goat cocktail bar to Sydney’s inner-west. True to the establishment, Zebra Bar is packed with character, style and comfort; complete with…

March into Merivale – the Ultimate Foodie Feast at ivy

The celebration of the best of Merivale is back for one night only. March into Merivale will be taking over Sydney’s ivy and surrounding laneways on Wednesday 22 March 2017, offering guests the chance to sip, sample and savour a huge feast of delicious cocktails, food and wine. Guests will be welcomed with a taste…

24 Hours in Dubai? Here’s Our Guide on Where to Drink

Love it or hate it, there’s nowhere quite like Dubai – exciting, brash, seemingly changing by the second. In fact, stand still long enough and someone will surely build a speciality restaurant or kick ass vegan juice bar around you, which is convenient if a little confusing at times. However, more than anywhere else, it…

Cocktails, Cigars and Chicago Deep Dish Pizzas? Oh My Godfather

“If Vito Corleone, Ella Fitzgerald and Biggie Smalls were to meet for a smoke and a cocktail, this would be the place.” That’s how Thomas Derricott, co-founder of Sydney’s latest terrace bar describes Johnny Fontane’s. Johnny Fontane’s combines cocktails, cigars and deep-dish pizzas in the heart of Darlinghurst. Named after the fictional godson of mob…

Smoked Meats Heaven at Potts Point Hotel

Potts Point Hotel has just opened taking over the old Sugarmill Hotel site. The venue’s brand-new fitout has a generous dining space, separate bar area, and spacious outdoor and rooftop seating. Guests can feast on modern smoke-house style dishes, created by Head Chef Tushad Bamji. Smoked daily for up to eight hours over native wood, meats…

Suey Sins Brings Sexy Shanghai To Sydney

A slice of 1920s Shanghai has arrived in Sydney, with the official opening of Surry Hills’ new small bar, Suey Sins. Tucked away on Campbell St, this bar is named after a famous Shanghai call girl, the venue offers sensory cocktails and Asian fusion small eats inside a pre-war Shanghai inspired atmosphere, complete with neon lighting and…