So four years after opening a small bar in Tokyo and plenty of Whiskey Sours poured, my good friends at Kinfolk recently opened their new spot in Brooklyn, NYC. It’s got a really good stocked bar and I also hear the food is some New York’s finest. Get down and check them out if you’re in the area. It’ll be worth your while.
Since its opening in 1997, Bordeaux’s Apollo Bar has become the throbbing heart of a city whose renovation and revitalisation over the past decade has been nothing short of remarkable. It now vies with rougher, more ethnic Marseille for the title of France’s ‘second city’ but wins hands down when it comes to style and youthfulness: on average, Bordeaux’s population is the youngest in France.
Nestled behind the whimsy of 50’s-chic pastry shop, Jane’s Sweet Buns on St. Marks pl in New York, the good people of Death + Co and Cienfuegos opened up a hidden speakeasy beer bar, Proletariat. Jane’s Sweet Buns recently closed, and after slowly gaining clientele for three months, Proletariat expanded and came out from hiding. This place is my new heaven. They only serve beer: rare, new and unique beers from all over the world that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere.
If you want a fun night out without glam or attitude, then Hawaiian Shack is the place to be. The music catalogue boasts the trendiest retro hits from the eighties, luring you to sing-a-long at your table or bust out some karaoke upstairs so the entire floor can hear. I thought the little touches of […]
I’ve always thought it strange that Sydney’s grungily trendy and alcohol soaked Newtown has fewer than it’s fair share of cool little bars. There’s Madame Fling Flong’s, if you can find it, and Kuleto’s, if you make it in time for two-for-one cocktail hour. But just the other day I realised that there, smack back in the middle of the action, was a new small bar called Corridor.
The Tippling Club is a bold Singaporean space where molecular mixology is married with chic design and cutting-edge gastronomy, all wrapped up in a lush rainforest. Here, English-born chef Ryan Clift and barman-cum-chemist Aussie Matthew Bax, dare to push the boundaries of cuisine and cocktail creativity.
My love for laneway bars instigated after the City of Sydney Council drew up plans for a temporary venue called 7 Metre Bar. Since then, I’ve found several bars hidden in nooks and crannies all around the city. A particular favorite is Grasshopper, an up-and-coming bar tucked away in Temperance Lane, just off George Street. […]
Following the success of the Red Hummingbird on Russell Street in Melbourne, famous for its hummingbird wallpaper, those same owners have recently opened The Emerald Peacock bar and restaurant on Londsdale Street. While I’m sure the food and drink is fantastic, it’s the interior that’s creating all the buzz. It again features signature wallpaper, which […]
A Melbourne native once said to me: to find the good bars, you have to look for the bins in alleyways. Section 8 totally fits that quota. It is a bar that is a. in an alleyway, and b. filled with trash. As enticing as that sounds, I must make it clear that the alleyway is actually an old carpark in Chinatown and the trash is not exactly trash. But don’t let that stop you. Section 8 is pumping. Filled with forklift pallets for your seating pleasure, this little bar-that-could (also known as the Container Bar) makes a refreshing beverage and plays super cool beats all night.