Alfresco - 15 September 2008

Big Cohiba

Siglo: Level 2, 161 Spring St, Melbourne (03) 9654 6300 The Melbourne Supper Club has been a late-night quaffing institution going on 10 years now. It’s Con Christopoulos’ baby, and the sibling to The European — the adjacent bistro he established around the same time. Since those formative days he’s taken on the tenancy of

Local - 15 July 2007

Shellharbour Workers’ Club

Shellharbour Workers’ Club: Cnr Wattle & Shellharbour Rds,
Shellharbour NSW (02) 42967 155 or www.shellys.com.au Shellharbour Workers’ Club, a prominent NSW South Coast institution, is based in a 20-year-old building that dominates its region both physically — sitting on a hilltop above Shellharbour village; and economically — as the club is one of the largest employers

Local - 15 July 2007

Order of Melbourne

The Order Of Melbourne: (03) 9663 6707 or www.theorder.com.au ‘Established in 1890’ could be tacked alongside The Order of Melbourne’s Latin inscribed motto ‘Omnes Bibimus Nostris Sodalitas’, so accurate are the antique touches. Patrons often give mistaken kudos to part owner and designer of The Order, Margo Orr, ‘A lot of people walk in and

Alfresco - 15 July 2007

Greenbank RSL

Green Bank RSL: www.greenbankrsl.com.au Greenbank RSL, one of the most successful clubs in Queensland with over 70,000 members, recently completed a $4.5m extension that included provision for a very popular outdoor smoking deck. Designed by Brand + Slater, the deck features dark timber battened walls and ceiling panels, timber dry bars, coconut-shell lacquered tables and

Live Music - 15 July 2007

Turning The Corner

The Corner Hotel: (03) 9427 9198 or info@cornerhotel.com A cigarette, beer and a band still go hand in hand for many punters at the Corner Hotel — a bastion of live rock’n’roll in Melbourne. Rather than bucking the institution, the Corner, with the help of architects, Six Degrees, transformed its rooftop into a smart dining area