Pub - 15 April 2021

Green New Deal

A fresh new look for this Melbourne suburban hotel. Greensborough Hotel: 75 Main St, Greensborough VIC (03) 9435 1911 or www.greensboroughhotel.com.au The Greensborough Hotel, has been a favourite watering hole for locals since the 1860s. But it was time for a fresh new look; something that incorporated warm natural finishes and lighting, comfortable furnishing and

Pub - 10 February 2021

Airlie There

Cyclone Debbie spelt the end of one era and the start of a new one for this quintessentially big Aussie pub. Story: Christopher Holder Airlie Beach Hotel: 16 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach QLD (07) 4964 1999 or www.airliebeachhotel.com.au Michael McFie isn’t a publican who waits around for something to go wrong. He prepares. When venue

Pub - 14 December 2020

Stem Bar & Restaurant

Stem in the Flow Stem: 188 Hindley St, Adelaide SA (08) 7077 3039 or www.stembarandrestaurant.com.au Located at the University end of Adelaide’s infamous Hindley Street, the site was originally a mechanic workshop, most recently Caos Cafe, a budget friendly ‘pub’, which closed five years ago and has since been unoccupied. The brief called for a

Pub - 8 August 2014

THE WHITE HORSE RE-LAUNCHES

The White Horse 381 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 (02) 8333 9999 or thewhitehorse.com.au The re-launch of The White Horse on Wednesday night introduced the inner city to the new biker-style bar downstairs and Lady Godiva’s on level one. The cocktails and beer were flowing while James McCall and the kitchen team served out

Bar - 30 April 2014

NO SMALL BEER

Little Creatures Canteen: Cnr Fryans & Swanston St, Geelong VIC (03) 5202 4009 or www.littlecreatures.com.au Story: Mark Davie Photos: Jean-Paul Horré Geelong has had a hard time of late with Ford slowly packing up shop, and the Alcoa aluminium smelter wrapping up. It’s a bad time for jobs in Victoria’s second biggest city, and you’d

Magazine - 15 April 2014

SMOOTH OPERATOR

Like angels dancing on your tongue. Matt Mullins is a partner in Sand Hill Road hospitality group A close mate of mine recently received some terrible news. As he tells it, the doctor leant in, brow furrowed, and uttered the horrible words: “I’m sorry, but you can’t drink beer. Ever. Again.”

Café - 15 April 2014

MUSIC CONNECTION

Why your iPod doesn’t cut it. Stuart Watters is a Director of Morph TV and consults for Nightlife Music. Done right, an inspired selection of music can elevate the most rustic watering hole to greatness. Done wrong, a music playlist can drag the most chic digs to the depths of kitsch. Music can tie all

Pub - 8 April 2014

HOP GOBLIN

Happy Goblin Brewery: www.happygoblin.com.au Story & Image: Jen Temm Happy Goblin Brewery is as micro as it gets. Operating out of a 90sqm shared premises in Sydney’s north, the tiny brewery produces about 500L every three weeks – that’s about 1200 bottles and a couple of kegs, or enough to supply a handful of Sydney

Bar - 8 April 2014

SYDNEY SMALL BARS

Melbourne best be prepared to hand over the title of Australia’s small bar capital. But will the new licensing laws scupper the progress? Story: James Dampney For decades, Sydney’s Central Business District was a place frequented predominantly by busy, suited men armed with their briefcases and wide-eyed tourists trying to find their way to the

Pub - 23 March 2014

SUBURBAN SPEAKEASY – THE PALATE HOTEL

Palate Hotel 279 Victoria Rd, Rydalmere NSW 2116 (02) 9680 0515 or palatehotel.com The Palate Hotel is the dreamchild of owner, Rod Salmon, who conceived of a casual food-focussed venue with quality and heart in the under-served area of Rydalmere in Sydney’s western suburbs. Unlike the standard issue offerings of nearby pubs and takeaways, this