NOLA Smokehouse and Bar – The Place To Be This World Whisk(e)y Day

Just in time to celebrate World Whisk(e)y Day next Saturday (18 May) NOLA Smokehouse and Bar in Barangaroo has just unveiled a new whiskey lounge. Housing over 700 bottles, they’ve just added 80 new bottles of American Whiskey valued at $15,000. Which is the largest selection in the whole of Australia. What makes this bar…

There’s A New Aperitivo Hour At Barangaroo House

To celebrate Peroni’s massive rebranding, they held an event in Sydney’s Smoke Bar at Barangaroo House where celebrities and influencers got a first glimpse of the new bottle and enjoyed specially-made Peroni cocktails. Throughout the month of May at the Barangaroo House, Peroni has created an Aperitivo Hour with a twist. Pairing a curated snack…

Baraki – Sydney’s Alpha and Ouzo

Sydney has gained a new small cocktail bar! Alpha restaurant has added the new bar ‘baraki‘, an intimate eight-seater bar with plenty of outdoor space. Baraki, which is a colloquial Greek word for ‘small bar’, sees Alpha’s daytime café transformed into a Greek cocktail and meze bar from lunch till late. The venue has two…

Behind The Barossa’s First Gin Distillery

Barossa = wine in the minds of most Australians, yet the region’s newest venture is set to change that perception. Seppeltsfield Road Distillers, the area’s first artisan gin house, officially opened last week to much excitement. Owned and operated by locals Nicole and Jon Durdin, the distillery aims to showcase regionally sourced ingredients through its…

A New Bar With a Wild Culture

Odd Culture is a wild ale and natural wine bar located in Darlinghurst. It is the brainchild of brothers, James and Josh Thorpe who have teamed up with Jordan Blackman, previously of Chin Chin and Ananas, as bar manager and Tom Evans, previously of Royal Albert and Wayward, as venue beverage manager.  The quirky farmhouse…

Five Australian Distillers You Should Know About

A wonderful eruption of local distillers has taken place in Australia over the last few years – yet that is not to say that there weren’t any here before. Often when old meets new you get something truly eclectic and in this case, we find ourselves with a fantastic mix of passionate producers championing award-winning…

Top 5 Wine Bars in the Sunshine State

Wine lovers, this one’s for you! The judging team behind Young Gun of Wine, who know their stuff when it comes to, well wine, have turned their attention to the best wine bars across the country after finishing their search for this year’s best young winemakers. Here are the top five in Queensland. Try them…

Lonely Planet Has Just Revealed the Top Coffee Shops in Australia

Want to get a sneak peek into the best city spots for an unbeatable caffeine fix? Everyone’s must-have little blue travel guide, Lonely Planet, has just released its Global Coffee Tour book ($29.99), which includes all of the top coffee shops and roasteries in our little corner of the world. Find out where and what…

Forget Your Winter Blues at These 5 Food and Drink Events

Who has ever said that a bad mood can’t be fixed by the kind of comfort food and drink that fills the heart and warms the belly? Yes, your not-so-beach-ready-body might not be smiling back at you in the mirror come summer time, but that’s months away… So, we’re sharing our favourite events that tick…

Our Top Sydney Venues with a Fireplace

Sydney-siders don’t fear the winter chill. We’ve found some of the best venues with a fireplace for you to cosy up and settle in for the evening. So venture out this winter and enjoy some of our top winter picks. Hotel Centennial Hotel Centennial has that old world meets new world charm. The front area…

Explore: Sake Bars

In Japan, informal pubs or bars are called izakayas, and they’re the perfect places to retreat to in Autumn. Traditionally small, darkened hole-in-the-walls, serving flavoursome morsels of karaage chicken or gyoza dumplings, and top-notch sakes; we’ve picked our favourite places emulating this experience in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Words by Editor, Hannah Sparks FUJISAKI…