Casino - 3 October 2022

More Than A Casino

A multi-million dollar investment turns The Ville into Townsville’s self-sufficient destination venue. The Ville: Sir Leslie Thiess Drive Townsville QLD 4810 Australia www.the-ville.com.au The casino in Townsville has been a landmark and feature attraction of the North Queensland city for over thirty years since it first opened in 1986. Townsville doesn’t quite get over the

Hotel - 27 September 2022

Bridge Play

Murray Bridge has received a ‘level up’ thanks to a new $45m hospitality venture. Story: Christopher Holder Bridgeport Hotel:2 Bridge St, Murray Bridge SA(08) 8532 2002 or bridgeporthotel.com.au A river balcony room. There are 100 guest rooms. Each features a Philips Hotel TV. The Bridgeport Hotel is about as conspicuous an endorsement of the future

Pub - 11 July 2022

DEZZ REZZ

Adelaide’s family-run Rezz Hotel breaks the pub mould, and community is all the better for it. 20 Hamilton Terrace, Newton SA www.rezz.com.au It doesn’t take long to realise that the Rezz Hotel in suburban Adelaide is no ordinary pub. Sure, there are the 16 beers on tap, all beautifully curated and served, but there’s not

Function Space - 10 July 2022

Like a Breeze

Lake Breeze Wines expands its functions business with a flexible new space. Story: Christopher Holder Lake Breeze: 319 Step Rd, Langhorne Creek SA(08) 8537 3017 or lakebreeze.com.au Lake Breeze winery has been in the family a long time. Roger Follett, carries the station of a man who’s humble enough to understand he’s merely the current

Bar - 4 May 2022

Something to Crow About

Sydney’s Crowbar is tooled up and ready for the full-throttle return of live music. Story: Christopher Holder Crowbar: 345 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt NSW crowbarsyd.com Crowbar was about to close. For good. The Covid lockdowns had already permanently shuttered a number of other live venues in Sydney and owner Trad Nathan could see he was one

Nightclub - 10 February 2022

Marquee at The Star

Sydney’s Marquee nightclub dealt with the pandemic by being the first to close and the last to open, but it didn’t mean it was closed down. Marquee, The Star Sydney: www.marqueesydney.com Story: Christopher Holder Marquee is soon to turn 10. It’s been noted that nightclub years and dog years are much the same. Notching up